Attack, High Volume Disrupt Indiana Government Website

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indiana officials say a government website was the focus of an attack that caused some disruptions but won't confirm whether the incident was related to controversy surrounding the recently signed religious objections law.
 
The IN.gov website experienced slow page load times and occasional outages Friday afternoon.
 
An anonymous Twitter poster claimed responsibility and said the attack was in response to the bill signed by Gov. Mike Pence that opponents argue will allow discrimination against gay people. 

Indiana officials insist the site wasn't hacked and say they had known for days that the state was a target. The attackers flooded the server with a high volume of traffic to cause outages.
 
The Twitter poster also claims to be behind a string of attacks on other government websites, including Michigan.gov and NYC.gov.