The Whaleoil blog site is back online, after being down
for two days .
The site crashed under a sustained denial-of-service attack.
It followed a post about a West Coast man who died in a car
crash at the weekend.
The site's editors said today the blog was taken offline on
Tuesday as a protective measure by its host Linode when the
DoS attack began. It has now switched web-hosts, it said.
In a blog post entitled, Ferals, Faults and Fixes - The
Co-Pilot's Report, the site said it did not think comments
made by its controversial editor Cameron Slater about crash
victim Judd Hall were the reason behind the attack, but said
it would not reveal who it thought the hacker was.
"We know who's behind it. We can't prove it in a court of
law. So the only thing we can do is keep our mouth shut,
protect our systems as best as possible, and carry on," the
- By Patrice Dougan of APNZ