The volunteers who prevail at helping other computer users over at the CastleCops were attacked by a (lame) DDoS attack. No details are available at this time of who is attacking them and why.
The anti-phishing community at CastleCops.com has been knocked out by a massive DDoS (distributed denial-of-service attack).
The volunteer-driven site, which is run by the husband and wife team of Paul and Robin Laudanski, had been coping with on-and-off attacks since February 13 but an intense wave that began around 3:45 PM EST today completely crippled the server capacity.
At 10:15 PM, despite industry-wide efforts at mitigation, CastleCops.com was still displaying a “Site Temporarily Unavailable” message.
And from CastleCops home page:
Not much for details at the moment, however, here is an mrtg chart from yesterday showing an almost full 1Gb/s attack against CastleCops. We shall prevail!