Random, Unrelated Misfortune: Indiana Gov Website Targeted By Malicous Cyber AttacksPosted: March 31, 2015
(CBS) — The controversy over Indiana’s so-called religious freedom law was not the only problem the Hoosier state faced Tuesday. It also fended off an apparent attack on its official website.
It was the second time since Friday that the IN.gov website was overwhelmed by simultaneous requests for service.
Graig Lubsen of the Indiana Office of Technology said the threat was known well before the controversy over the new law surfaced.
He was quick to say that the site was not hacked. Instead, it was inundated by millions of simultaneous requests for service, which slowed access to the site for some and timed out others.
Lubsen said countermeasures were ready, because the group that claimed responsibility published a list of sites it intended to target several weeks ago, and said…(read more)
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