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4chan Down Due to DDoS Attack

Notorious website of notoriety 4chan.org is currently down; even if you manage to get on the site’s frontpage, which as of posting could take well over a minute, the boards and images are all offline. According to site administrator Christopher “moot” Poole, the site is down “due to DDoS. We now join the ranks of MasterCard, Visa, PayPal, et al.—an exclusive club!” As of posting, downforeveryoneorjustme.com confirms that the site is down.

Yesterday, Internet vigilante group Anonymous, which has loose ties with some 4chan forumers, launched a DDoS attack against Bank of America’s website, an act of retaliation which they said came in response to Bank of America’s refusal to process payments or donations to WikiLeaks.

Placing bets on which group could be behind this. Banks that cut off WikiLeaks’ funding and were hit with DDoSes this past month retaliating themselves? Tumblr kids who still take the 4chan/Tumblr war seriously? 4chan?

(4chan status via Slashdot. title pic via 4chan’s Twitter.)

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