"At 5:27 am GMT on Wednesday, June 30th, A LiveJournal admin writes :
Many users are experiencing difficulty accessing the site right now, due to a flood of malicious traffic. Please note: it's not "hackers" taking us down. If hackers were people who hotwired cars to steal them, these people are just punks slashing tires with shiny knives they didn't even make. We're working with a number of people to get this stopped, including the FBI. We're very sorry for the inconvenience."
Wow, the FBI is involved. Now I can root for 'em!
Lemme 'splain. I just got home from a week outta town. When I'm at a furry con, I don't check LJ, mostly because I'm there to hang out with folks in person (or in "furson", to use the furry idiom), not do more internettin'. Also, at some cons, it's hard or even impossible to do so.
So when I get home, one of the first things I want to do is catch up on LJ.
Well, some stupid pimply-faced 15-year-old with nothing better to do than piss off millions of LJ users picked today to launch his little scriptkiddie attack. I feel sad that the FBI probably won't have the authority to smash the kid's machine with a sledgehammer and dance on his face while wearing golf shoes, the course of action I would have recommended.