Monday, August 4, 2008

Spam Attack from IPs Assigned to

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By NancyA

The other day Sitemeter attacked Internet Explorer and shut down quite a few sites. Today, there is another report on Blog Shutdowns from Death By A 1000 Papercuts. Here is what they had to say:

At least one of the attacks in the latest wave of blog shutdowns this past week came from IPs assigned to

This leaves us with an unanswered question. Who or what caused the “malfunction” in Sitemeter?

But then a number of liberal blogs and Instapundit claim there is no connection to the Obama canpaign and the latest wave of blog shutdowns. This is patently untrue in at least one case now.

More on that:

We came across this post by MacRanger at MacsMind [MacsMind Hacking UPDATE] yesterday, where Mac presents “one fact that can’t be explained away”.

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;, are all registered via “Go Daddy” under the name

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 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 we’ve taken protective measures to prevent this from happening again. Additionally the investigation will continue and appropriate interstate authorities have been notified.

Here is a comment from a user of MacsMind and other sites like Atlas Shrugged. Here is what was said:

What the hell is going on? Is someone hacking a bunch of conservative bloggers?

We know this attack was on Sitemeter users. But the above instance from MacsMind can’t be explained away, so easily!

Texas Hill Country has this take on the attacks:

“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…”

I am no computer geek and new to blogging. As a matter of fact I hunt and peck to type….but I had to give pause to this case of blog shutdown. Since when do campaigns attempt to shutter free speech! Obama who has claimed to be a Constitutional Law Professor at the University of Chicago in the past, actually a “lecturer”, now appears to be trampling on that same Constitution in this case.

Shame on you Obama!

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