Right-wing blog site Whaleoil has crashed after a sustained denial-of-service attack.
The website has been down since 8am this morning, and editor Cameron Slater says it coincides with a number of death threats he has received.
"DDOS attack underway on my site ... someone is pissed off," the controversial blogger tweeted earlier.
A denial-of-service attack (DoS), also known as a distributed-denial-of-service attack (DDoS), is carried out to make a website unavailable to its intended users. It consists of a hacker, or hackers, bombarding the site with connection requests which overload its capacity.
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Slater later tweeted: "Still under denial of service attack, seems some ppl from the subcontinent aren't happy after our post yesterday."
He has also posted two of the death threats he has received to his Facebook page.
The senders, who Slater said he will report to police, said they were "coming for you" and "we know where you live".
"Your [sic] dead ... and nobody will grieve over you," the explicit text message reads.
Slater said he is in the process of getting the site back up and running.