Is Geeknet (NASDAQ:GKNT) Media Division SourceForge Under Attack by More than DDOS?
Geeknet (NASDAQ:GKNT) Media Division SourceForge Under Attack by More than DDOS?
On July 8th ExtremeTech journalist, Sebastian Anthony, released an article entited "SourceForge is still harboring pornography and malware" where he stated
"...No less than a month ago, GFI Labs reported that SourceForge.net was riddled with a malware-cum-rogue antivirus package called FakeRean. Today, GFI Labs has posted the results of a follow-up investigation and found that, rather shockingly, SourceForge is still swamped with profile pages and forum posts that lead to websites hosting lolita pornography and malware…Just this week we wrote a story about laziness destroying our online security. Laziness on behalf of the end-user is bad enough, but ultimately forgivable. For administrators to know that a site the size of SourceForge is being subverted into spreading malware, however, is truly obscene…If you don’t want to share a site that advertises lolita porn, check out the new star in open source’s crown: GitHub. Google Code and Microsoft’s CodePlex are full-featured and quickly gaining in popularity too...Read GFI Labs’ findings or about SourceForge dropping behind GitHub..." [Emphasis added].
Are R&D reductions (4) proximate cause? Said allegations, if true, would be actionable by (including but not limited to) GKNT non-insider shareholders and the GKNT Board of Directors.
I am confident Kenneth Langone has already dispatched their lead counsel, Carol DiBattiste, along with their legendary and equally formidable law firm, Wachtel, Lipton, Rosen, & Katz to look into any/all alleged connections between Github, GFI Labs, ExtremeTech, Sebastian Anthony et al including all said referenced articles/allegations (some of which appear to be allegedly seemingly/uncharacteristically aggressive?).
Q2 ending June 30, 2011 has passed and numbers are pending release around August 4th.
1. (July 8, 2011) SourceForge is still harboring pornography and malware.
2. (July 6, 2011) @sourceforge sourceforge
Please report any issues resulting from the current DDOS attack to: firstname.lastname@example.org 6 Jul via TweetDeck (c) 2011 Twitter
3. (June 2, 2011) Github has Surpassed SourceForge and Google Code in Popularity.
4. (May 29, 2011) Geeknet (GKNT) - A Disturbance in the Force? On GKNT, iCade shareholder value
5. (July 28, 2010) Is Geeknet (LNUX)s SourceForge Following Slashdot's Foot(Mis)steps?
6. (April 23, 2010) Is SourceForge nka Geeknet (LNUX) About to Blow it a Second* (Third) Time in its Ten Year History?