The City of Fort Lauderdale announced Wednesday that it may have to disconnect its Internet service at different points due to another attempt at a denial of service attack on the city’s website.
Fort Lauderdale recently saw its home page and the website for Mayor Jack Seiler both go through denial of service attacks at the hands of Anonymous. The hacker collective launched the DDoS attack to try to change the homeless feeding ordinance and other city rules.
The Anonymous DDoS attack lasted for several hours during the first attack which kept the home page inaccessible for several hours.
The city said Wednesday that it is working with its Internet Service Provider to mitigate risk and safeguard the system. However, the city said there may be service interruptions and intermittent website performance due to the possible new attack.