ST. VINCENT: – The ruling Unity Labour Party (ULP) has called on the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) to join them in condemning an attack on its website and to if the NDP is involved.
The ULP said its website was brought down on Wednesday, Dec. 8, “by a highly sophisticated and illegal distributed denial of service attack known as a SYN flood”.
The party in a press release said the assault on the platform was “not an unsophisticated single point denial of service attack”.
“Instead, the skilled hacker that is perpetuating the attack, targeted the domain http://www.voteulp.com, and used what is called a ‘botnet’ which calls on hundreds of thousands of virus compromised computers around the world to flood the ULP website with requests, thereby bringing it down,” the ULP said.
“ULP technology experts believe that it is highly likely that, given the sophistication of the attack, it is being perpetuated by a highly paid hacker. Given the timing of the illegal attack, one can only conclude that it is politically motivated,” the party further said.
The ULP called on the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) to “join in condemnation of the attack and also calls on the NDP to answer whether or not it is funding an illegal operation like this”.
The ULP officially launched the website on Nov. 14, when Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves announced next Monday’s general elections,