If you tried to access the websites this week, please be patient. They’re currently being attacked and are under a DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack. This is a malicious attack intended to overload our servers and shut down our site. If you are unable to reach urbanhomestead.org, freedomgardens.org, barnyardsandbackyards.org and other relative sites the cause is this cyber attack.
We are working with our ISP, and …taking a variety of measures to counteract the attack, however, the attackers have adjusted their tactics in response.
The attack is large, and appears to be from tens of thousands of computers. DDOS attacks are usually perpetrated via viruses that have infected computers around the globe. The perpetrators take control of the computers to send massive numbers of requests to a server, thereby overwhelming it. It is hard to fight because it is coming from so many computers, and new computers are periodically brought online to continue the attack.
I find it rather peculiar and very suspicious that the worse attacks come right AFTER I post the monthly HARVEST TALLY. HMMMMMMM
In the meantime, send my sobbing sister a virtual *HUG* She could use one… or some ice cream right about now.