Homophobic hackers take down GayGamer.net

Kotaku reports that GayGamer.net, a gay gaming news site, was attacked by hate speech, threatening emails, and denial of service attacks, eventually taking the site down.

Kotaku’s own weekend editor Flynn De Marco (and the owner of GayGamer) says that the denial of service attacks started Wednesday. The web host was able to block the IP addresses of the attackers by that Friday, but that evening someone began posting hate messages, over sized images, and even death threats to the site’s forums and chat room. De Marco adds that the attacks originated from the same IP address in Philadelphia.

De Marco hopes to have the site back up by Monday.

Hello, faithful readers: As you might have noticed, we have had some connection issues in the last few days and now the site is completely down. I’m sad to say that we have been the target of homophobic hackers. Thankfully, they didn’t get to our database so all of our stuff is still in tact. At this point we are jut waiting for our service provider to ensure everything is good before putting the server back online. Hopefully, this will be resolved by the end of this weekend, so please keep checking back. You can’t keep a good gay gamer down, so we’ll be back before you know it, serving up all the sassy game content you can handle. Cheers, Fruit Brute

How terrible is it that a Web site gets hit by hate crime? What is this Internet coming to? Destructoid says cheers to GayGamer for dusting themselves off and going at it again. Best of luck, Flynn.

[Via Kotaku]

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