Operation Supply Drop seems like it’s serving a worthy cause. It’s a charity effort to send video games to soldiers deployed overseas or recovering from injuries suffered in the line of duty, specficially to help them deal with the stress and mental pressures of their jobs.
But apparently not everyone is on board, because the Operation Supply Drop website (operationsupplydrop.org) was hit by a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) that shut it down early in its latest fundraising drive. The organizers decided to take the site down voluntarily fearing further attacks, and as of the time of this post, it’s still out of commission due to what a later update called a “consolidated botnet” attack.
The timing of the drive was to conincide with the third annual 24-hour gaming and livestreaming marathon called 8-Bit Salute to raise money for the charity, and many gamers are still going strong through the weekend toward that goal. People interested in donating can do so via PayPal using the email address email@example.com.
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