LONDON, ENGLAND – Hackers attempted unsuccessfully to disrupt Godinterest.com from April – August 2014 with a series of attacks that continued over a period of 4 months. The hackers used a denial-of-service (DDoS) attack using multiple systems to flood the bandwidth or resources of Godinterest. Flooding our system with traffic and successfully took the website offline for half an hour each time.
The attack, while achieving nothing significant, was the most successful attack against the Godinterest website since being featured in the Huffington Post, Evening Standard, Washington Times, Jezebel and Wikipedia. Previously, the website’s mail system was hacked which resulted in the loss of user data.
Godinterest places a premium on security, which protects the site and its data, but the website is under constant attack. Hackers often attempt to bring down the news, prayers, and Bible portions of Godinterest, presumably because they are opposed to the mission.Among those who work for the organization, the evidence is clear. The forces of evil are hard at work against all those who share the Catholic message. From Pope Francis and the Vatican, to our bishops, to Catholic Online itself, evil works tirelessly to destroy good.
Evil is enjoying some success online as Godinterest faces increasing censorship of its news and Bible readings.
What is happening is deeply upsetting and is a result of the growing trend to suppress Christian speech across the internet and on social media.
Christians who value Godinterest and freedom of speech are encouraged to support religious freedom.
Godinterest is a work in progress. We do hope we get it right, and we firmly believe that getting it right means using our voice online, even on controversial topics. The Christian voice is important, and silence does no one any good. It’s worth the trouble to figure out how to do this, even if it means stumbling along the way.
We must no longer be children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every wind of doctrine, by people’s trickery, by their craftiness in deceitful scheming. But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body’s growth in building itself up in love. (Ephesians 4:14-16)
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