Daniel Brandt called it quits after his servers were repeatedly targeted by DDoS attacks on Scroogle.
As we reported last week, the website was out of action and displaying a message during the most recent outage that blamed Google for "temporarily blocking" Scroogle's server.
It turns out the site, which routinely scraped the Chocolate Factory's search results for the best part of a decade, has been closed down by Brandt.
The final nail in the coffin came not because of action take by Google to once again attempt to banish the site from the interwebs, but due to the number of DDoS attacks that hit Scroogle, rendering the site utterly useless.
“Scroogle.org is gone forever,” Brandt told BetaBeat.