AT&T nearly killed themselves by blocking 4chan site
It was reported yesterday that AT&T were on the verge of committing web suicide as they had tried to block access to the 4Chan site.
The site is a home for Internet pranksters and hackers and it seemed AT&T had had enough and had started the first shot of war between themselves and 4Chan’s user base. A fake rumour was posted about the death of AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, attempting to lower AT&T’s stock price. It seems now AT&T have unblocked 4Chan.
In his Bog, Moot the owner of 4Chan had said that it had been a terrible mistake, and for the past few weeks 4Chan had been under a constant DDos attack, and the trick he used meant some Internet users received errant traffic from one of the network switches, a handful of these being AT&T customers. AT&T filtered all traffic to and from 4Chan.org for its entire network, instead of just the affected customers. In the end this was all a bit of a mistake.
Source – theinquirer