Daniel Cid, the Chief Technical Officer of the web security firm Sucuri, has informed me that of the thousands of websites his company protects, including sites much bigger than this one, Jihad Watch is by far the most frequently attacked:
Here at Sucuri we protect thousands of websites through our enterprise Website Firewall. One of the most disruptive attacks we see are known as Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks. These attacks are designed to disrupt the service and take down a website by overloading it with fake requests and making it inaccessible to everyone else.
Jihad Watch is one of those thousands of websites we help protect, and by far the most attacked we have in our network. It is targeted daily, by massive and large scale DDoS attempts that exceed 100Gbps of traffic on most days.
What is interesting is that DDoS attacks usually last for a few hours, up to days and go away. However, Jihad Watch has been under multiple, daily attacks, for more than a year (ranging from distributed advanced SYN floods, HTTP GET Floods, DNS/SSDP/NTP amplification attacks and many others).
Denial of Service (DoS) Attack in the context of Jihad Watch really means Denial of Freedom of Speech. It is the only response our enemies can use against the site, as they cannot refute what we say on the facts. They know what we say is true, and they hate that. In their authoritarianism and intellectual bankruptcy, they resort to trying to silence us. Islamic supremacists and Leftists always try to silence truth-tellers, as evidenced by their fabrication and use of the propaganda smear term “Islamophobe,” and by their attacking a free speech event with AK47’s.
The fact that Jihad Watch has now made top spot of most cyber-attacked sites being protected by Sucuri (an industry leader in website security) vividly demonstrates that what we say is otherwise unassailable, and that the enemies of freedom are desperate — and as thuggish on the Net as they are in the real world.