City Paper is not for tourists
District government sites are under a DDOS attack currently, reports DCist and Softpedia. DCist confirmed that there’s an ongoing attack, while Softpedia says it’s part of a larger plan to protest the U.S. government.
“The capital of US is in DC. Seems the government doesn’t care about what we think about. The best place to hit them is at there heart,” one of the hackers told us, referring to the attack on dc.gov.
As we all know, screwing over the 600,000 residents in D.C. who don’t have much of a say in U.S. government is the way to go if you’re annoyed at the federal lawmakers!
Right now—at least from our computer—DC.gov is up, 311 is up, DMV is up, while DDOT’s site is down.