State website back online following DDoS attack by hackers

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 27. 2015)–, Indiana’s official State website, was the victim of a  distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack Friday afternoon. This type of attack floods a website with so much traffic that it causes intermittent outages and long loading times.

The group that has claimed responsibility has reportedly targeted 34 state, local, tribal and territorial government websites in 21 states.

The site started having issues stemming from the DDoS attack around 2 p.m. The website now appears to be fully functional again.

The Indiana Office of Technology tells CBS4 that the website was not “hacked,” but was taken down by an abundance of traffic requests at the same time.

Other Tweets mentioned Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was signed into law Thursday by Governor Mike Pence. State officials have not commented on this attack.

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