This morning, our websites at pikecountygeorgia.com and barnesville.com were hit by a denial of service attack emanating from Chicago and various points in China.
Over 19,000 computers were directed to hit a post on global warming written by Dr. Spencer Price that was put up earlier today. This caused both sites to shut down. Initial forensics indicate the attack may have been directed by factions of the Occupy movement, according to Steve Cromer who has overseen these and dozens of other newspaper websites over the past 15 years.
We regret the interruption of service and will endeavor to prosecute those responsible.