Drudge accuses US government of cyberattack

Drudge accuses US government of cyberattack
 
Drudge Report head Matt Drudge on Thursday accused the U.S. government of launching an attack to interfere with his website.
 
"Is the US government attacking DRUDGE REPORT? Biggest DDoS since site's inception. VERY suspicious routing [and timing]," Drudge tweeted from his personal account late Thursday. 
 
About a half-hour later, he said the attack was coming from “thousands of sources.”
 

 

 
The attack lasted approximately 90 minutes, Drudge later said from the Drudge Report’s Twitter account. 
 
 
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The accusation came just hours after President Obama unveiled sanctions on Russia for allegedly interfering with the U.S. presidential election.
 
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Drudge and his website have been outspoken in backing Trump throughout his campaign.
 
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