Over the weekend military related charity Operation Supply Drop held its gaming marathon '8-Bit Salute' to raise money for sending care packages to military personal deployed in combat zones and recovering in military hospitals. But during this weekend's event hackers decided to ruin everything by taking down the charity's main web site where those who wanted to contribute would have made their donations.
The charity's main URL was hit with a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack less than 30 minutes into the event. The site had since been restored after the initial attack, but was subsequently taken down again, according to MCV.
"Odds are this will happen again over the next 24 hours,” organizers wrote in an email to backers.
Even with the main site down, Operation Supply Drop was still able to accept PayPal donations via firstname.lastname@example.org. Rooster Teeth is also offering a related poster with all proceeds going directly to OSD.
We do not yet know if this has affected the charity's ability to raise funds over the weekend. Hopefully we will hear more on this a little later today or sometime during the week.
If you were unable to give a donation over the weekend you can still give by visiting www.operationsupplydrop.org and making one there.