Consumerist Brought Down Gawker Media

Filed as News on August 4, 2009 9:18 pm

Gawker Media has been struggling to serve their oh so necessary pageviews, and the culprit turned out to be none other than the Consumerist. The site is hosted by Gawker Media as part of the deal with the Consumers Union, who acquired it late last year. As the clever already deducted, the Consumerist site was attacked by hackers, which caused the technical difficulties. All sites are back up, although the Consumerist isn’t behaving perfectly well yet.

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  1. By Stephen Downes posted on August 5, 2009 at 8:20 am
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    So, the headline for this post should be “hackers brought down Gawker Media” and not “Consumerist brought down Gawker media”.

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