The article discusses the recent Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on the Archive of our Own (AO3) website by a hacktivist group called Anonymous Sudan. The attacks have caused intermittent disruptions on the fanfiction website since Monday morning. The motive behind the attacks is unclear, but it is speculated that the group is targeting the website due to its hosting of content that is against their religious beliefs and supports the LGBT community.
Anonymous Sudan has demanded $30k in Bitcoins to stop the DDoS attacks and has given a 26-hour ultimatum. If the payment is not made, they threaten to launch a ransomware attack. The website owners are currently facing a dilemma on how to respond to these demands.
Currently, the AO3 website is unavailable, showing a “503 unavailable error” on web browsers and a “couldn’t connect error” on mobile devices. This has led to concerns about the long-term viability of the website if the attacks continue.
2. Anonymous Sudan, a hacktivist group, has launched DDoS attacks on the AO3 website.
3. The motive behind the attacks is believed to be the hosting of content against the group’s religious beliefs and in support of the LGBT community.
4. The group is demanding $30k in Bitcoins to stop the attacks and has given a 26-hour ultimatum.
5. If the demands are not met, they threaten to launch a ransomware attack.
6. The AO3 website is currently unavailable, raising concerns about its long-term viability.