script kiddies at war, the online arm of the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera satellite news service, is apparently the victim of a massive distributed denial of service attack, which has closed the website down. Postings to the North American Network Operators Group mailing list confirm that not only is off the air, but that their ISP has been forced to null-route even their nameservers in order to cope with the attack.

Ironically, had just this week launched their English-language section (which had originally been scheduled to go live in April). Whether by accident or design, just about the only direct source of live information on the web from the “other side” of this war has now gone silent.

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