I received this in my email today:
Urgent Notice: DDoS Attack
has been experiencing a DDoS attack since approximately 10am EST this
morning. Our webstaff has been working to restore the site. Please be
patient while they continue their efforts. Members may have difficulty
accessing the main sfwa.org site and the content within. The forums at
sfwa.org/forum are also experiencing intermittent outages as well.
This event prompted an amount of speculation that the DDoS attack might possibly be related to certain differences of opinion between the current and future presidents of the SFWA. As it happens, I had nothing whatsoever to do with it, (I was not even aware of it until after it had already been resolved), and neither did the Dread Ilk. The reason, of course, is that it is the easiest thing in the world to determine if the Dread Ilk were involved in something within 24 hours of an event taking place.
- Were firearms involved?
- Was the caliber larger than 9mm?
- Is the body count in excess of 20?
- Are the fires still burning?
If the answer to all of these questions is no, you can be absolutely certain that the party responsible was not a regular reader of this blog.