DDOS attack on Newsweek after article about Donald Trump published

Newsweek’s website has been attacked by a large DDoS attack on Thursday night. The timing of this attack indicates that it may be related to an article published by Newsweek that accused a company owned by presidential candidate Donald Trump of doing business in Cuba in a direct violation of the Cuban trade embargo. If this is indeed the case it highlights yet another incident of politically motivated cyber interference in the current presidential race. Newsweek has indicated that the “main” IP addresses affiliated with the attack appear to be Russian, although this does not necessarily mean that the attack was carried out by Russian affiliated hackers. Newsweek claims that it is still investigating the attack.


-Michael Belle