From The Register:
A supposedly massive denial of service attack against the British National Party website has been exposed as a gross exaggeration.
The assault, which began on Friday, was described by the party in an email appeal for funds as the “largest cyber attack in recorded history” and comparable only to a 2001 assault against Microsoft. Nick Griffin, leader of the controversial far-right political party, asked the party’s supporters to stump up the £5,000 urgently needed to purchase hardware and servers supposedly needed to keep the site up and running …
A technically knowledgeable person at the hosting firm managing the site approached El Reg, and on condition of anonymity agreed to explain what had happened.
“There was some attack traffic against the BNP website on Sunday or Monday,” our source told us. “But it was hardly noticeable” … the BNP’s site did experience a minor attack, but the suggestion that it was under the biggest cyberassault ever are pure hype.