Matt Drudge Suggests US Government Carried Out Cyber Attack on Drudge Report

“Biggest DDoS since site’s inception. VERY suspicious routing [and timing],” Drudge Tweets


The Drudge Report was shot down for roughly 90 minutes on Tuesday night and founder Matt Drudge took to Twitter to suggest that the government had something to do with it.

DDoS, which Drudge mentions, stands for disrupted denial of service, refers to an attack where multiple compromised systems are used to target a digital property, such as a website. Drudge Report is an extremely popular conservative news site that was an outspoken Donald Trump supporter during the recent presidential election.

Drudge Report went down around 7 p.m. ET when the site’s top headline was, “Moscow Mocks Obama ‘Lame Duck.’”

Drudge has expressed continued skepticism regarding claims that Russia hacked the election. The DDoS occurred the day that President Barack Obama ordered the removal of 35 Russian intelligence officials from the U.S. in response to interference by the country in the election.

Fort Meade is a United States Army installation that includes the Defense Information School and the Defense Media Activity, Cyber Command and the National Security Agency. Basically, it’s where the government would interfere with a website if it wanted to do such a thing, hypothetically speaking.

The White House has promised to release a report to Congress “in the coming days” briefing legislators on Russia’s efforts to interfere with November’s and prior elections.