We came across this post by MacRanger at MacsMind [MacsMind Hacking UPDATE] yesterday, where Mac presents “one fact that can’t be explained away”."“Translation: People using computers at the Barack Obama Campaign are using them to systematically hack, attack and shut down websites that don’t agree with him. This is so messed up. It’s some Orewellian type business and it’s stuff like this that makes Obama scary as hell…”"
On July 22-25 Macsmind was DOS’d (Denial of Service) that originated from three IP addresses that are assigned to Barack Obama’s website. This isn’t a theory but was confirmed via law enforcement through an inspection of the site logs from those dates. The IP address in question; 18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199, are all registered via “Go Daddy” under the name barackobama.com.
On those dates, beginning at At 5:48PM Central on the 22nd, the hosted server that contained our site was hit by a 1.6 gigabyte flood of illegitimate traffic. The attacks never abated and only stopped when our host provider took us off line.
Spam traffic originating from three IPs assigned to the barackobama.com would seem to be compelling evidence to the disinterested reader. We haven’t been able to reach MacRanger yet, but the real question isn’t “Is the Obama camp involved in this?”
It’s “Will this story be publicized?”
Monday, August 4, 2008
This isn't the first time I've seen stories of the Obama campaign involved in trying to disrupt online sites opposed to him by tech savvy tactics. Is this what you morons want? Do you not see the bigger picture here? Do you want a replica of China and their lack of freedoms and opposition? ...is this what you really want?