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Matt Drudge Tweets Allegations Of Possible U.S. Government Hacking Of Drudge Report


Matthew Drudge, the creator of the website The Drudge Report, claims that the U.S. government may be attempting to crash his site. Drudge, who has not tweeted since he created an account on Twitter in 2011, questioned “suspicious routing” on The Drudge Report on Thursday.

“Is the US government attacking DRUDGE REPORT?” he tweeted. “Biggest DDoS since site’s inception. VERY suspicious routing [and timing].”

Shortly after initially implicating the U.S. government, Drudge explained that he could not find the single source behind the attack.

“Attacking coming from ‘thousands’ of sources,” he posted shortly afterward. “Of course none of them traceable to Fort Meade…”

DDoS stands for disrupted denial of service. It refers to a type of attack that involves multiple compromised systems targeting one specific digital property. The action, if successful, prevents users from accessing the site.

Fort Meade, which Drudge refers to in his tweet, is a U.S. Army installation, which includes Cyber Command and the National Security Agency.

The Drudge Report website reportedly went down briefly around 7 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday. The website’s top headline was, “Moscow Mocks Obama ‘Lame Duck.’”

Some people were able to access the site on multiple internet browsers. However, the Drudge Report claims the attack lasted approximately 90 minutes.

As of late, Drudge has expressed his skepticism surrounding Russia’s alleged interference in the November election.

On Thursday, the Obama administration officially announced sanctions on Russia for alleged hacking incidents during the U.S. presidential election. It involved the expelling of 35 Russian diplomats.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated that the Kremlin will not execute a “tit-for-tat” response, despite previous claims.

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H/T westernjournalism.com

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