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By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture, Dec 09, 2022

Jeffrey Mirus holds a Ph.D. in intellectual history from Princeton University. A co-founder of Christendom College, he also pioneered Catholic Internet services. He is the founder of Trinity Communications and CatholicCulture.org.

This morning, starting at 7:15 am EST, CatholicCulture.org was the target of a robotic registration attack. This means a computer or a group of computers had been programmed to attempt rapid-fire registration on CatholicCulture.org. Sometimes the purpose of such attacks is to test stolen credit card numbers. At other times, the purpose is purely disruptive. However, since we had coded over the years an extensive number of registration/donation tests based on past experience with such attacks, I found on examination that none of these attempts—1,698 in all over a period of 4 hours and 28 minutes—got past our defenses. …

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