As you can see, 4Chan is down for everyone, not just me. And it has been that way for at least the past 15 minutes. The timing is interesting since it was supposed to be 5 PM ET when the 4Chan DDoS attack was to begin — that was roughly 15 minutes ago. It is possible that Tumblr users, which had been planning a counterattack for tomorrow, moved it up to today to break 4Chan?
Tumblr, by the way, is still very up.
More to come, I’m sure.
Update: It seems quite a few people are seeing various Tumblr sites down as well (though it’s still up for others).
Update 2: And the 4Chan boards are up, but appear full of Tumblr users and a ton of things are 404ing.
Update 3: Says Tumblr founder David Karp:
As always, we’re aggressively suspending any accounts encouraging DoS attacks or other illegal behavior.
Karp also noted that the hacked downtime image I had posted above was fake, so I removed it.
[via Anthony De Rosa]
Tumblr is a re-envisioning of tumblelogging, a subset of blogging that uses quick, mixed-media posts. The service hopes to do for the tumblelog what services like LiveJournal and Blogger did for the blog. The difference is that its extreme simplicity will make luring users a far easier task than acquiring users for traditional weblogging. Anytime a user sees something interesting online, they can click a quick “Share on Tumblr” bookmarklet that then tumbles the snippet directly. The result is...
4chan is a simple image-based bulletin board where anyone can post comments and share images. Different boards are dedicated to different topics, from Japanese anime to videogames, music, and photography. Users do not need to register a username before participating in the community.