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Someone Appears to Be DDoSing the Dark Web Version of The Daily Stormer

"I don't really care about either side," the alleged attacker told Motherboard in an online chat.

Joseph Cox

Joseph Cox

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Earlier today, Motherboard reported that some users of the white supremacist site The Daily Stormer had moved to a dark web version of the site. This came after GoDaddy and Google declined to provide domain services for the group.

Now, it appears someone is conducting a sporadic distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on the dark web Daily Stormer site.

"I don't really care about either side," the alleged attacker told Motherboard in an online chat.

To provide some evidence for their claims, the attacker tipped off Motherboard when they would allegedly launch their DDoS. Checking the site a few seconds later, it had slowed to a crawl. On a second and third repeat of the process, jumping between the attacker correctly saying when the site would come back online, and then disappear, The Daily Stormer became inaccessible.

A screenshot of the author trying to connect to the dark web version of The Daily Stormer after the alleged attacker said they started their DDoS.

The Daily Stormer has received renewed attention after last weekend's violent protests and demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed. Shortly after, several companies decided to split ways with the white supremacist site, including the site's domain registrar, GoDaddy, followed by Google, when The Daily Stormer moved to its services, as well as Zoho, which provided the site's email server.

"Unfortunately, I think it's grown past the point of 'ignore the troll and it will go away,'" the alleged DDoSer told Motherboard, adding that the motivation behind the attack was "just to annoy weev, really." (Weev is the online pseudonym of Andrew Auernheimer, a notorious online troll who is connected to the site.)

"You can't attract traffic to a site you can't access," the alleged attacker added.

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