Wednesday, 16 February 2011 00:00
Entire section of David Rivkin’s website destroyed
Published on February 16, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. (USA)
OfficialWire PR News Bureau
The coordinated cyberattack against prominent conservative lawyer David Rivkin, who recently led 26 state plaintiffs to a successful ruling against ObamaCare in Florida, destroyed a whole section of original articles and commentary from the lawyer’s website.
Administrators running the site, David Rivkin.com, released further information that the attacks which began Feb. 8 remain “ongoing” and have originated from multiple IP addresses in foreign countries, a common masking tactic used by hackers.
The crime is being reported to the Cyber Crime division of the FBI and possibly a higher level, according to sources connected to the site.
The Denial of Service (DoS) attack occurred just a week after a Florida federal judge found that ObamaCare was unconstitutional and should be thrown out, ruling in favor of plaintiffs that include 26 states, the National Federation of Independent Business and two individuals, all represented by Rivkin.
A former White House lawyer, Rivkin was the earliest legal voice to question the constitutionality of ObamaCare. He framed the debate from the beginning through editorials he wrote in 2010 with legal partner Lee Casey for The Wall Street Journal as well as numerous television appearances.
According to the most recent FBI statistics, sophisticated cybercrime is experiencing a major upswing, with the Internet Crime Complaint Center recording a 22 percent increase in attacks in 2009. There are also more attacks of a political nature as evidenced during the major Wikileaks story as well as the conservative group, Freedom Works, being hit by a hacker in 2010 just as it launched a fundraising effort and the losses were estimated at $80,000.
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