DDoS Onslaught Targets 4Chan

The notorious 4Chan discussion board got a taste of its own medicine after the website was attacked by a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack which downed the website.

4Chan, a message board which came in the limelight after a series of coordinated attacks on websites like RIAA, MPAA, Tumblr, was inaccessible for more than 24 hours after being crippled by DDoS attacks.

Anonymous is behind some high profile web attacks on websites belonging to organisations that are out to curb online piracy and those belonging to companies that have severed ties with the controversial WikiLeaks website.

While it is still not known what entity is behind the DDoS attacks, 4Chan seems to have taken the attacks in its stride.

Moot, the founder of 4Chan, posted on the websites official Twitter account that “Site is down due to DDoS. We now join the ranks of Mastercard, Visa, Paypal, et al - an exclusive club!”

The website appears to be running fine and its status page shows that the homepage and other strategic assets are available.