Extra Life gaming charity site experiences hacker attack

Organization raising funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals experiences brief outage during DDoS attack.

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Following a brief period of downtime, the Extra Life charity organization, posted on Facebook to let supporters know their website was hit with a denial of service (DDoS) attack. Extra Life is currently hosting a gaming marathon to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Jeromy Adam's writes on the organization's Facebook page: "I am so sorry that you are going through this frustration today. Our entire team is purely heartbroken that someone would do this. But it has happened.

As frustrating as this is for everyone involved, it pales in comparison to what the kids we're trying to save go through. That reality, for me personally, is about the only thing keeping me somewhat calm right now."

GameSpot is supporting the charity effort through our Twitch channel right here, and the Extra Life site is back up and running now. Extra Life has currently earned over $3 million during this event.

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