In recent news AT&T was under fire from the web site operators at 4chan. Over the weekend, AT&T began blocking traffic to www.4chan.org, do to what it called a DDoS attack being launched from 4chan servers. Today, 4chan argued that the AT&T was intentionally blocking the sites content from its subscribers.
I’m sure you have heard of AT&T, but if your not familiar with 4chan, then I don’t recommend visiting their site at www.4chan.org. Even if you just did go there, you won’t think it’s very interesting at first glance. From visiting the site, I would assume that they are based out of Japan. Traceroute tells me the server is being hosted in California by a company called xeex Communications.
During todays report, a false report of Randall Stephenson’s death showed up on a website affiliated with CNN. The website, at IReport.com is “a user-generated site” and that stories are not “edited, fact-checked or screened”. Basically, the site appears to serve as a bulletin board for real news. In this case, the report never made it into the national news, but in the past these pranksters have managed to get these stories through.Read the whole article here.