Hacktivists DDoS 10 Downing St site
Also sundry anti-war defacements
UK government website 10 Downing Street  (also at this URL ) was briefly rendered inaccessible  yesterday after a co-ordinated denial of service attack protesting the Prime Minster's role in the conflict.
The site, which runs IIS on Win2K (according to Netcraft ), is back on-line.
Unconfirmed reports suggest hackers went one step further with the Whitehouse site, reportedly spraying it with anti-war graffiti. Defacement archive, Zone-h.org , links to a record of this supposed defacement , although its report contain a strong caveat that it wasn't able to capture and confirm the attack itself. Zone-h's affiliate ZATAZ Magazine provides an archive  of the brief defacement of Whitehouse.gov . The site , which uses an Apache on Linux  platform, is now up and running.
Separately, defacement group Carders defaced 3,000 (seemingly random ) Web sites, again over the weekend. Its motives in this attack remain unclear, though it likely that these sites  were also attacked as part of an anti-war protest. ®