The popular Drudge Report website was hit last night in an apparent Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS) for the second time in a week, knocking it temporarily off the internet.  Readers were unable to log onto the site last night amid fears it had been targeted by cyber criminals.  On December 30, the news aggregation website went down for 90 minutes.

Writing last Thursday, Matt Drudge revealed on his Twitter account that the website had been targeted with the biggest DDoS it had ever experienced in its 21 year history, leaving users unable to access content. He also stated that the ‘routing and timing’ of the attack was ‘VERY suspicious,’ which then led him to tweet: ‘Is the US government attacking DRUDGE REPORT?’ READ MORE