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Extra Life charity comes under DDoS attack [Update: Online once again]

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Update 2: Extra Life has tweeted at 5:48 p.m. PT that the organization's website is once again live.

Update: Extra Life has confirmed that it has been forced offline once again after battling back from a distributed denial-of-service attack earlier in the day. "We've been hit again but we're digging our heels in and will get things back up as soon as we can. Stick with us!" the organization tweeted at 4:45 p.m. PT.

Original Story: Extra Life, a charity organization which raises money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, has had its website come under DDoS attack, according to a post on the organization's Facebook page. Jeromy Adams, founder and director of Extra Life, repeatedly apologized for the issue and asked fans to spread the word on "every form of social media" they could.

"I am not sure what kind of person would DDoS a charitable initiative," Adams wrote." 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."

Posts on the group's Facebook page say the page has been returned to normal and is now up and running, but at the time of this writing, it still seems to be experiencing difficulty.

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