Were There More?
At least one of the attacks in the latest wave of blog shutdowns this past week came from IPs assigned to barackobama.com.
We have reported twice in the last two weeks about the attacks on anti-Obama websites. ["Google, Blogger, Obama: Obamanation Shut Down My Blog!"]] & [BabbaZee's "Anti-Obama Blogs Shut Down by Google, Obamabots"]
Speculation on who was behind the attacks has ranged from “Obama supporters” to “it’s no one, just a glitch” “to “it’s a browser problem”. [Site Meter causing Internet Explorer failure ]. This latter is a completely different issue from the blogs that got shut down by Google/Blogger.
A few liberal blogs and Instapundit have reported there is no connection between this latest wave of blog shutdowns and the Obama camp.
Speculation can now be set aside–at least, in one instance.
We came across this post by MacRanger at MacsMind [Macsmind Hacking UPDATE] yesterday, where Mac presents “one fact that canâ€™t be explained away”.
On July 22-25 Macsmind was DOSâ€™d (Denial of Service) that originated from three IP addresses that are assigned to Barack Obamaâ€™s website. This isnâ€™t a theory but was confirmed via law enforcement through an inspection of the site logs from those dates. The IP address in question; 184.108.40.206 220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168, are all registered via â€œGo Daddyâ€ 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?”
MacsMind finishes with
Speculation is one thing, but facts are another. This time however weâ€™ve taken protective measures to prevent this from happening again. Additionally the investigation will continue and appropriate interstate authorities have been notified.
Texas Hill Country  makes the comment, “Translation: People using computers at the Barack Obama Campaign are using them to systematically hack, attack and shut down websites that donâ€™t agree with him. This is so messed up. Itâ€™s some Orewellian type business and itâ€™s stuff like this that makes Obama scary as hellâ€¦”
What about the July 31 shutdown of DBKP’s Blogger site?
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