Ghost Squad DDoS Black Lives Matter Website Because ‘All Lives Matter’

Attackers have found a new target and this time it’s the official website of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Ghost Squad hacktivists have conducted a series of some powerful DDoS attacks on the official website of Black Lives Matter movement forcing it to go offline for the visitors. In the first phase of the attack which was conducted yesterday GS DDoSed the blacklivesmatter.com and blacklifematters.org. The .org domain was later allegedly suspended by the hosting company. The screenshot posted below shows the .com domain had its home page completely damaged while the .org domain was suspended due to the DDoS attacks:

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Today, in the second phase of the attack, the Ghost Squad once again took down the blacklivesmatter.com domain worldwide. Here is a tweet shared by the attacker just half an hour ago: 

At the time of publishing this article, the BLM website was down and displaying the following message:

“We’re making a few updates and we’ll be back shortly!”

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Remember, Ghost Squad is the same group who crushed down the official website of Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) last week against their racist ideology. One of the GS attackers while talking with HackRead said that:

“We targeted the Black Lives Matter Movement we have been watching several members of their movement hold racist signs, and attack innocent individuals over cultural appropriation while speaking English. I s1ege (the attack) started this operation after attacking the KKK I realized the individuals in the BLM movement were acting no better some even promote genocide of the Caucasian race. This will not be tolerated what angered me and the other members of GhostSquad was that the leaders also do not speak on this topic, this was not the dream of Martin Luther King Jr, and should not be supported or promoted by any movement. All Lives Matter!”

Black Lives Matter (BLM) is an international activist movement, originating in the African-American community, that campaigns against violence toward black people.

In 2013, the movement began with the use of the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter on social media, after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of African-American teen Trayvon Martin. Black Lives Matter became nationally recognized for its street demonstrations following the 2014 deaths of two African Americans: Michael Brown, resulting in protests and unrest in Ferguson, and Eric Garner in New York City.

HackRead contacted the Black Lives Matter on their Facebook page but there was no response. Stay tuned we will update you with BLM’s version on the cyber attacks.

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Written by Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.