Not content to merely buy the Democratic Senate Primary earlier this week, did challenger Ned Lamont try to steal it?
Lost in the post-election media gushing over Lamont's victory against incumbent Joe Lieberman is what happened to Lieberman's Web site, which crashed less than 24 hours before the election.
A NY Times story yesterday chronicles the event but provides no resolution. Here's a synopsis:
On Monday, Lieberman's site crashed under what his Internet provider said was an unusually large swell of traffic -- characterized as a denial of service attack. Lieberman's team immediately blamed the Lamont camp.
Lamont's team and his supporters denied they were involved, saying that Lieberman's site collapsed under its own weight because of inadequate server capacity. They claimed that site only had only 10 gigabytes per month of capacity.
But Lieberman's Internet service provider countered that the site actually had 200 gigabytes per month of capacity, which should have been ample.
Assuming that's true, the site was almost certainly targeted for a DOS attack -- it had, in fact, been hacked twice in the previous month.
Could losing the site less than a day before the election have made a difference in the outcome? Most certainly, considering that Lamont only prevailed by a margin of only 4 percent over Lieberman.
If Lamont's organization wasn't directly involved in the attack, it's almost certain that some of his supporters were.
Which raises questions about the character of his supporters, as well as his own --it's that whole "the company you keep" thing.
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