AT&T Says 4chan Block "In No Way Related to the Content"

AT&T (T) said Monday that its weekend block of 4chan was due to an attack on one of its customers and not because of the popular site’s content.

In a statement, the telecommunications provider said that a business customer, which it declined to name, was the target of a denial-of-service attack on Friday. The attack originated from IP addresses connected to 4chan, and to prevent it from spreading to other customers, AT&T blocked those addresses for its Internet-service subscribers.

“This action was in no way related to the content at img.4chan.org; our focus was on protecting our customers from malicious traffic,” AT&T said. It removed the block late Sunday.

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