Friday 10 May 2013

UKIP website still under attack

The UKIP website returned briefly to the web yesterday with its new design but is back off again today.  The site has been subjected to a denial of service attack for days now and it doesn't look like whoever is behind it has any intentions of stopping any time soon.

It's particularly damaging at this point in time because the party is being inundated with new membership applications and they're all having to go through the call centre.  How many new members are being missed because the website has been taken down is anybody's guess.

The attacks are coming from overseas which you would expect with a distributed denial of service attack but where it's coming from hasn't been made public if it's known.  My guess is Bulgaria or Romania, neither of which are particularly happy with us and both have more than their fair share of organised crime gangs who will be keen to expand their empires into the UK when our borders are opened to them at the end of the year.

If you want to join UKIP you can contact head office by phone on 0800 587 6 587 (01626 831 290) or why not join through your local branch who will be able to keep your first year's subscription to spend locally and often offer discounted first year memberships?  If you are unable to find contact details for your local branch let us know and we will do our best to put you in touch with them.