Dirt-ay in Michigan

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Nov 07, 2006 7:56 PM

Hackers apparently shut down Mike Bouchard's website today:

The FBI is investigating an apparent attack by hackers that today shut down the Internet Web site of U.S. Senate candidate Mike Bouchard.

Anyone trying to log on to MikeforMichigan.com gets a message saying the site was shut down as a result of an attack by hackers.

David All, a spokesman for Bouchard's Republican campaign, said attackers created a program that resulted in the site being bombarded with massive requests for information that shut the site down. Workers were trying to get the site back up but it was unlikely to happen before the polls closed, All said.

Investigators tracked the source of the attack to Maryland, he said.