Another attack tries to knock King World News off the Internet

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8:08p ET Friday, April 13, 2012

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The King World News Internet site was attacked this week in ways that seemed aimed particularly at the network's revelatory interview April 5 with its London metals market trader source.

The major Internet hosting company that maintains the King World News site reported to the network: "The servers you are hosted on are what we call 'under guard' due to external attack. Sometimes there are millions of these attacks. Without these 'guards' in place, the servers would effectively become flooded and would be unable to display your website."

Eric King told GATA today: "The attacks started when the London trader interview piece was released April 5. The attacks continued and intensified when our interview with Jim Sinclair's futures market analyst, Dan Norcini, was published on April 11. A very powerful entity did not want this information out there."

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King World News experienced a similar "distributed denial of service" attack in March 2010 immediately after it carried an interview with three GATA board members.

According to Wikipedia, a distributed denial-of-service attack "is an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a DDoS attack may vary, it generally consists of the concerted efforts of a person or people to prevent an Internet site or service from functioning efficiently or at all, temporarily or indefinitely."

This week's attack blocked access to the King World News site for some of its readers around the world. After many hours of work by the site's staff, access has been restored.

In a way, these attacks are a tribute to the work done by King World News and the sensitivity of the observations made by the people interviewed there.

GATA's dispatch about the April 5 King World News interview with the London trader is here:

http://www.gata.org/node/11215

GATA's dispatch about the April 11 King World News interview with Norcini is here:

http://www.gata.org/node/11236

GATA's dispatch about the March 2010 attack on King World News is here:

http://www.gata.org/node/8494

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

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