Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Hacked?

It seems Senator Joe Lieberman's campaign site has been having issues the past day or so which has brought out the Lieberman apologists and even the Lieberman camp is crying foul (I'd link to Lieberman's site but as of this writing, it is still down).

Too bad the reason behind the site problems actually might turn out to be more about the Lieberman camp's choice of web hosts rather than some conspiracy by the by those on the left that the apologists were so quick to blame. I am sure more will come out in the near future on this as the Connecticut attorney general has been asked to investigate.

From Kos:
Two posts down it's clear that Lieberman's website isn't suffering from a Denial of Service attack.But now I have the definitive answer as to why Lieberman's site went down.

They are paying $15/month for hosting at a place called MyHostCamp, with a bandwidth limit of 10GB. MyHostCamp is currently down, along with all their clients.

Here's the deal -- you get what you pay for. My hosting bill is now over $7K per month. A smaller site doesn't need that much bandwidth, but if you're paying $15 because your $12 million campaign is too freakin' cheap to pay for quality hosting, then don't go blaming your opponent when your shitty service goes out.

From Crooks and Liars:
Never mind that the Lieberman website crashed the last time they had huge traffic back in June. Never mind that the Lamont campaign has offered to come help fix the problem. Never mind that the Lamont website has a Google cache link to the Lieberman website, thus allowing it to receive several times more traffic than it would have otherwise. Never mind that the Lieberman website had no interactive features or tools for supporters to use anyway. Never mind that the idea that this is even a DOS attack doesn’t add up. Never mind any of this, because the lapdog press cannot stop falling all over themselves to help throw Lieberman a lifeline for a few last minute sympathy votes and a justification to run even if he loses tonight.

Unfortunately for the Lieberman camp, whatever is causing the problems with their site is also affecting their ability to contact campaign staffers throughout Connecticut via email. Not a good thing to happen on the day of the primary I would have to think.

UPDATE: It seems the other 73 sites hosted on the same server as Lieberman's campaign site (that's right, his campaign site is hosted on a shared server with 73 other sites) are working so a Denial of Service attack (DOS) can be ruled out.

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