The well known gadget site Gizmodo was off line for much of the weekend and some on Monday. The down time was not related to an thing exotic like a dead server, power no it was a rather plain DDoS attack.
The attack did not hit Gizmodo itself but a site that was once owned by Gizmodo's parent company Gawker. This site called Consumerist was still loading from the Gawker Servers.
By targeting this site the attackers were able to bring all of the Gawker sites down including Gizmodo. There is no word on who the attackers are/were. Gizmodo is back online and as they say "at full power"