Hello fellow science lovers and critical thinkers,
Over the last couple days on ScienceBasedMedicine.org you may have experienced slowness, browser checks, timeouts, 5xx errors, and other server shenanigans. We wanted to confirm your suspicions that SBM was indeed a victim of a DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack.
The DDOS is still ongoing however we have implemented (and will continue) several strategies to mitigate the attacks. While the DDOS attacked many pages, some articles received more bot traffic than others. Whether this was a result of automation or specific targeting we can at least say the work we do here at SBM has irked someone.
Thank you for your patience during this time. We’ve endured previous attempts to silence SBM’s mission in combating medical pseudoscience, and this will not deter us.