Feeds

Assange brings down British justice system

Six-fingered WikiLeaker-in-chief sticks it to THE MAN

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

The Judiciary.gov.uk website went spectacularly titsup this morning, minutes after WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange lost his appeal against being extradited to Sweden.

The interwebs hive brain quickly started spreading the rumour that hacktivist group Anonymous was responsible for the website's little lie-down.

However, it was much simpler than that.

A spokeswoman at the Office of the Lord Chief Justice told The Register that Judiciary.gov.uk simply couldn't cope with the level of online interest in the Assange case.

"We've never seen anything like it," she said.

When asked if Anonymous had hacked the site, the spokeswoman explained that the sysadmins at the MoJ were blaming unprecedented volume of traffic rather than anything more sinister.

The website, at time of writing, is still struggling to cope demonstrating that Assange mania still exists online, even if the six-fingered Australian is these days lacking any celebrity sparkle. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Whitepapers

Designing and building an open ITOA architecture
Learn about a new IT data taxonomy defined by the four data sources of IT visibility: wire, machine, agent, and synthetic data sets.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Website security in corporate America
Find out how you rank among other IT managers testing your website's vulnerabilities.