I had a grand notion that I wasn’t going to bring politics into this blog, as politically interested as I am, yet at the tender age of post number 5, here we are:
The official Web site for Bill O’Reilly was taken down by a repeated denial-of-service attack this week.
The site for the controversial conservative pundit was hit over the course of two days, according to an advisory posted on the Web site. “BillOReilly.com was attacked repeatedly by a malicious technology called a ‘botnet,’ ” reads the statement. “This means that the site was bombarded by data that overloaded our firewalls. We had to take the site down in order to protect it, and so we could make sure that every possible countermeasure was being taken.”
What I am absolutely going to avoid is saying that this is the online equivalent of ‘cut his mike‘.