MSM|September 10, 2011| Author: Duncan Riley|Tags:

TPM Suffers DDoS Attack Following Publication of Anonymous Mugshots

Political site Talking Points Memo (TPM) was offline for a significant portion of Friday evening (9 September) following a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against it.

The attack followed the publication of mugshots of people identified by authorities as being active in Anonymous, which TPM had obtained through a freedom on information request.

On Twitter, Editor Josh Marshall stated that “TPM has been offline since 5pm & Yes I can confirm its a DDOS attack. We have no direct proof of who is behind it. However…given story we published today, a fairly logical inference can be drawn.”

TPM switched to a Tumblr blog and continued posting news until the site was restored approximately five hours later.