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Saturday, August 20, 2011

BREAKING: Ron Paul's Website Cyber-Attacked During Online Fundraiser!

Ron Paul's Facebook status says that his campaign website was cyber-attacked late Saturday! Just half an hour before 11 pm Eastern on August 20th, the day of Ron Paul's birthday "money bomb" fundraiser, which had already pulled in over a million dollars, Ron Paul updated his Facebook status to tell his supporters that his website had been cyber-attacked, preventing some supporters from making donations:

RON PAUL FACEBOOK UPDATE: "The website is under cyber attack. Our team is working to fix this as we speak. So sorry to all who have tried to make donations and could not. We'll have more info ASAP."

In the comment thread below the status update, some supporters speculated as to the possibility that Ron Paul's campaign website servers simply couldn't handle the massive amounts of traffic as users visited en masse to make their "money bomb" donation to his campaign.

Hat tip to reader, Heath, for pointing this out to me.

EDIT - Email from Campaign Manager John Tate:

Dear [Patriot],

We thought it was bad when the media tried to ignore us to keep our message under wraps. But it just got worse.

Earlier this evening, a cyberattack was launched on our website – shutting us down and robbing us of the last few hours of our money bomb.

Boy, the establishment is more desperate than I thought. They don't even want our message to get out ON OUR OWN WEBSITE now!

We will not be silenced, and our money bomb will not be deterred.

Before the attack, we were VERY close to our $1.5 million goal - now we're at $1.49 million and counting.

We’re still working on restoring full functionality to the online store, but the rest of our website is back up and running.

And because of the time we lost toward reaching our goal, I'm announcing now that we'll be leaving the ticker up until Noon pacific tomorrow and extending the Ron Paul Birthday Money Bomb!

To further show the establishment that we’re more determined than ever to win this race, we’re also extending the goal to $1.75 million!

If you are having trouble donating, please try again tomorrow. Let me assure you that your data is safe.

If you already donated, thank you. And perhaps you'll wake up inspired to donate for Ron Paul 2012 one more time.

Our message will not be stopped. Our Revolution is gaining ground every day.

Thank you for your patience, and I hope you’ll help us reach this new goal for the Ron Paul Birthday Money Bomb!

For Liberty,
John Tate
Campaign Manager


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