It had to happen. The most popular political website in The UK, The BNP Website has been bought down by a Denial of Service attack. In layman's English, a whole ship load of Baddy Computers have requested access from the BNP computers, to a degree that we couldn't cope. A bit like the amount of grit we had in the UK this year to combat the extended cold weather spell. It appears that The Russian Mafia may be to blame for this! The attack started on Saturday night apparently, and as I write The BNP site is still down. Emails sent to bnp.org.uk addresses have been bounced back to me as "undeliverable"
From Sir Simon Darby's Blogspot website:
"The main BNP website is currently down due to a massive Denial of Service Attack. The site was attacked last night, at one point dealing with 28 million hits, but we managed to block out the traffic which was emanating from Eastern Europe and Russia.The size of the assault today is unparalleled and there is no doubt that whoever has organised this has had to pay out a serious amount of money to the criminal underworld.On Friday the servers of Clear Channel, part of a huge conglomerate that provides billboard advertising, suffered a similar attack. Their IT professionals tracked the criminal activity back to a notorious "anti-fascist" organisation openly aligned to the Labour Party and supported by the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats. This organisation was protesting at the decision by Clear Channel to allow the BNP to display advertising in support of our European Election Campaign.As a consequence of the criminal actions against Clear Channel we understand that their legal team is currently in the process of issuing writs against the perpetrators which as well as civil actions will involve the possibility of potential criminal charges including racketeering"
Simon is allowing BNP news to be posted on his site whilst the crisis is being dealt with. Its times like this that we need a back up email list eg FredSmith@bnp.org.uk AND FredSmith@hotmail.com . To that end I have added a few extra names I have seen as CC emails to my own circulation list. (I will always try to send my circulations as BCC emails, so don't worry, your alter ego is secure!) So if you receive emails from me at two addresses or would like to, then:
- dont panic.
- perhaps keep two addresses for your self available in the future.
- so that these addresses remain in the private domain, send bulk emails as BCC with both the CC and TO field empty. That means you receive an email addressed to 'UNDISCLOSED RECIPIENT'
DON'T LET THE BASTARDS GET YOU DOWN!!
UPDATE:FROM SIMON DARBYS SITE...At 13:36 Monday we can now confirm that following on from the sustained denial of service attack on the main BNP website (http://www.bnp.org.uk/) we can now confirm the following:
- The Counter Terrorism Unit at Scotland Yard is now investigating.
- MI5 have now been alerted to this incident which has serious implications for UK security.
- The Labour Party aligned "Searchlight" organisation is now being investigated by the Metropolitan Police for a similar attack on the servers of Clear Channel.
The situation is compounded by the fact that "Searchlight" actually works for the Metropolitan Police.