The NSA Says an 'Internal Error' Caused Its Outage Not a DDoS Attack

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The completely competent folks of the NSA are saying that its nuked website is a result of an internal error, a glitch, a mistake and not because hackers launched a DDoS attack on it. That's cool, the NSA didn't go down because of hackers but because it screwed itself up.


In a statement to ABC News, the NSA said:

“ was not accessible for several hours tonight because of an internal error that occurred during a scheduled update. The issue will be resolved this evening. Claims that the outage was caused by a distributed denial of service [DDoS] attack are not true.”


The site has been out for hours. Maybe the NSA was too busy doing other things to pay attention to its down for the count website. [ABC News]

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Those people who are claiming the NSA are computer geniuses with redundant backups are forgetting it's the American Government. You know, the same ones responsible for roll-out of Obama Care.

(am being critical of the launch fiasco, not the program)