Lieberman's Misconfigured Server Took It Offline -- Not Opposition DoS Attacks

from the more-fun-to-blame-the-opposition dept

You may recall back in 2006, that every time a politician's web server went down, they used it as an opportunity to blame the opposition for hacking their machine or sending a denial of service attack. Joe Lieberman got the most publicity for such a claim, with his staff very clearly claiming it was an opposition attack, while many others pointed out that it looked like Lieberman's campaign was set up on a cheap hosting platform with very low bandwidth limits. Either way, the Lieberman campaign called in the Feds to see if they could track down the mysterious "attacker." And, now, thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, we know that the FBI quickly concluded there was no attack. It was, as expected, a very poorly configured server. Even better, the same sysadmin who misconfigured the server then couldn't figure out why the server went down, and so it was he who originally blamed a malicious attack as an explanation to cover up his own bad job.


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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 9th, 2008 @ 7:14pm

    Oh laweled

    I work with someone that stupid. I spend half my time fixing problems he makes worse.

    SOO glad he's going to be fired soon . . .

     

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    Wolfing, Apr 9th, 2008 @ 7:18pm

    We tried to fire Lieberman, but he was too well ensconced. Nothing like having an agent of a foreign power holding a position in the US Government...

     

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    Kennedy, Apr 9th, 2008 @ 7:22pm

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    I love it when Democrats eat their own.

     

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    slimcat (profile), Apr 9th, 2008 @ 7:51pm

    Joe who?

    Lieberman, Lieberman, oh yeah, that schmuck that handles that schlemiel McCain.

     

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    yooper_75, Apr 9th, 2008 @ 8:04pm

    DNS attack?

    Do you mean DOS attack?

     

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    Brutus Beefcake, Apr 9th, 2008 @ 8:36pm

    New England Sucks anyway

    Chock full of pinko commie pantywaists!

     

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    Fred, Apr 9th, 2008 @ 9:21pm

    Re: Oh laweled

    Wait, I'm getting fired soon? Fuck.

     

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    Mike (profile), Apr 9th, 2008 @ 10:46pm

    Re: DNS attack?

    Do you mean DOS attack?

    Whoops. Yes. Sorry, fixed.

     

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    PaulT (profile), Apr 10th, 2008 @ 12:15am

    At the risk of being snarky, isn't this just a model for the US government right now? They do everything wrong and when s*** hits the fan because of it, it's because of the "terrorists" not because of incompetent heads of state.

     

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    Obvious Troll, Apr 10th, 2008 @ 5:45am

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    Obvious Troll, Apr 10th, 2008 @ 5:47am

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    Stupid thing hit return early...


    Anywho, it's not snarky if it is true.

    "If you don't vote for us the terrorists win." seems about all the Repubs said an election cycle ago...

     

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    OCC, Apr 10th, 2008 @ 6:54am

    1st

    Well I would of been if it wasnt cuz of those terrorists!

     

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    Harry Wagner, Apr 10th, 2008 @ 9:14am

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    lieberman is no democrat. a fascist, a neo-con and a pig - absolutely. but he certaintly is not a democrat.

     

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