Hackers Attack Operation Supply Drop During '8-Bit Salute' Charity Event

May 19, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

Over the weekend military related charity Operation Supply Drop held its gaming marathon '8-Bit Salute' to raise money for sending care packages to military personal deployed in combat zones and recovering in military hospitals. But during this weekend's event hackers decided to ruin everything by taking down the charity's main web site where those who wanted to contribute would have made their donations.

The charity's main URL was hit with a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack less than 30 minutes into the event. The site had since been restored after the initial attack, but was subsequently taken down again, according to MCV.

"Odds are this will happen again over the next 24 hours,” organizers wrote in an email to backers.

Even with the main site down, Operation Supply Drop was still able to accept PayPal donations via donations@operationsupplydrop.org. Rooster Teeth is also offering a related poster with all proceeds going directly to OSD.

We do not yet know if this has affected the charity's ability to raise funds over the weekend. Hopefully we will hear more on this a little later today or sometime during the week.

If you were unable to give a donation over the weekend you can still give by visiting www.operationsupplydrop.org and making one there.

Source: MCV


Comments

Re: Hackers Attack Operation Supply Drop During '8-Bit ...

And it is stories like this that makes the rest of the internet look bad. I really have to ask, What was the point in them attacking a charity site? Not to steal peoples information (as it was done with paypal). A political statement, maybe? but then why no memorandum saying what it was about.

Only other explanation could be, a**h***s being bored and vandalizing other peoples stuff. I hope they are caught and do time for this (heck, instead of jail time, make them join the Military, and teach them some manners).

I may be crazy, but I am not insane.

Re: Hackers Attack Operation Supply Drop During '8-Bit ...

*sigh*

And a new entry for "Biggest Douche(s) in the Universe" goes to the jackasses who did this. Seriously? You have nothing better to do than hack a charity drive?

 
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