More from SKS on what they have gone through with p[eople trying to shut them down....
"A Hack By Any Other Name — Part 1
Posted on 21 February 2014 by Bob Lacatena
Joshua (computer program): Shall we play a game?
— Wargames (1983) —
Our society romanticizes hackers. Books and movies invariably present them as the good guys, the nerdy heroes, or at worst pit a good hacker against an evil hacker. There’s something intriguing about that lone individual, armed with brains and an arcane, almost magical power over the preeminent technology of our day, granted him (or her) by the massive, interconnected and insanely complex world of global computing. It’s that heroic ability, when used wisely, to take down huge, nefarious government agencies, corporations, or anyone who isn’t considered “the little guy.”
This is the two year anniversary of the first of the days that the Skeptical Science web site was seriously hacked, and while from a security standpoint my attitude has always been that the less people know about things, the better — safer — the site is, I think it’s important to also establish that there is an ongoing, active war against Skeptical Science.
This is one more example of the Subterranean War that is being waged on climate science.
Regular visitors may have noticed that the site was down for much of the day a few weeks back. That was a result of a concerted “denial of service” attack, an effort where individuals or bots attempt to overwhelm our servers in order to specifically bring the site to its knees. This is one more example of the Subterranean War that is being waged on climate science. Skeptical Science is simply a volunteer group, organized by one person, to try to counteract the persistent and easily debunked myths that are incessantly repeated and pushed, no matter how often they’ve been refuted, and no matter how directly contradictory those arguments are."https://www.skepticalscience.com/hack-2012-1.html