Saturday, November 14, 2009

DDoS attacks on two sites - a striking difference in reaction

Recently there have been two DDos (distributed denial of service) attacks on two sites that host information about two totally different events.
The reaction on the Pharyngula blog was equally different.

The first attack was on a site about an atheist convention in Australia

and commented on here

The second attack was on a site about an Intelligent Design conference

The conference was harshly criticized here
but the blog was suspiciously silent on the DDoS attack.

How comes that the attackers on the atheist site were condemned by Pharyngula bloggers, and the attackers on the Christian site not?