14 February 2012
Cryptome Not Under DDOS Attack
The DDOS attack is in fact a friendly scan by me, similar to the other person
who ran Nikto against Cryptome, to help inform Cryptome about weaknesses.
Skipfish is more advanced than Nikto, which is why I decided to use it and
provide information to Cryptome that is complementary to Nikto's. I did not
realize Skipfish was so well-optimized that Cryptome's network connectivity
would actually become a bottleneck. The process has been killed by a colleague
of mine. I sincerely apologize for this (also to email@example.com).