Cloudflare to revoke 8chan’s service, opening the fringe website up for DDoS attacks
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Cloudflare, an online infrastructure service that helps websites mitigate DDoS attacks, will be terminating its service for 8chan following the deadly, white nationalist shooting in El Paso, Texas over the weekend.
The owners of 8chan have already been notified that their services will be revoked, opening the site up for potential DDoS attacks that could shut it down entirely. Cloudflare will officially shut down service at midnight Pacific Time tonight. It is not clear whether 8chan’s owners have found a new security service to replace Cloudflare.
8chan’s owners did not respond to repeated requests for comment.
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