[WASC-WHID] WHID 2011-77: Scottish news site hit by 'DDoS attack' in run-up to elections

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Mon Apr 25 09:22:37 EDT 2011


*Entry Title: *WHID 2011-77: Scottish news site hit by 'DDoS attack' in
run-up to elections
*WHID ID: *2011-77
*Date Occurred: *April 19, 2011
*Attack Method: *Unknown
*Application Weakness: *Application Misconfiguration
*Outcome: *Downtime
*Attacked Entity Field: *Government
*Attacked Entity Geography: *Scotland
*Incident Description: *Politically-motivated hackers are thought to be
behind a DDoS attack on alternative news site Newsnet Scotland, launched on
Monday days before Scotland is due to vote in fiercely contested local
elections.
The attack, if that's what it is, left the site unavailable from Monday
afternoon into the early hours of Tuesday morning.
*Mass Attack: *No
*Reference: *
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/19/scottish_news_site_ddos/
*Attack Source Geography:*
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