HomeSite NewsUnplanned Downtime Unplanned Downtime Kevin January 8, 2005 Site News 8 Comments I’m aware the Wizbang was down for several hours this evening. Sorry about that. Our host, Hosting Matters, was targeted by a DDOS attack. Details here. Screw it; I'm gonna move to Massachusetts and become a janitor Brad Pitt And Jennifer Aniston Split Related Posts One Year Of Wizbang! Busted… And Utterly Unashamed New Featured Columns About The Author Kevin Kevin founded Wizbang in 2003. He still contributes occasionally and handles all the technical and design work for the site. 8 Comments Tom January 8, 2005 The weird thing was that it wasn’t just you. Instapundit, LGF and a couple more conservative type blogs were down last night, but not Daily Kos, it was very strange. m a r t i n @ b l o g b a t January 8, 2005 Yeah, it was the whole [email protected] Fortunately for me, I haven’t moved to my new HM home yet, so I outed this at Free Republic and on my Xanga blog last night and got the whole Freeper world stirred up and we bashed everybody from Islamofascists to Teddy Kennedy (at least, I think he was mentioned – and if not, he should have been, as always. Twas fun. -S- January 8, 2005 I think that the grouping of conservative blogs that are currently nested on one host ought to consider branching out. All I can share is, “in my experience” perhaps there are alternative servers out there that some of you would find reliable. BR January 9, 2005 Yes, I wondered what was going on. The “details here” link above doesn’t explain it. I understand DDOS means distributed denial of service, from reading Josh’s weblog. Is there any further info? Is it caused by overload (like many people going to the sites looking for news on the Thornburgh Report)? Or is it caused by sabotage? Jinx McHue January 9, 2005 You have to wonder if there’s a connection between this attack and the lower-class twit of the year who’s been causing trouble around here. BR January 10, 2005 Sunday night, same thing. Couldn’t access wizbang, LGF or Powerline for about 3 hours. Was able to get to the backup site, but its last use was in November, no current news. BR January 10, 2005 Alert – MSM, NY Times blackout on breaking story of Hillary Clinton’s involvement in her own Senate campaign’s finance fraud: Hillary’s Indictment Problem. Details of Hillary Clinton’s involvement here. firstbrokenangel January 10, 2005 What is a DDOS?? Cindy BR: meant to say thanks for noticing I’ve been a longtime commenter here. Never seen you before; did you change your name?