Linked by Adurbe on Sun 12th Dec 2010 21:55 UTC
Internet & Networking For a number of days the websites of MasterCard, Visa, PayPal and others wre attacked by a group of WikiLeaks supporters ('hacktivists'). Although the group calls itself 'Anonymous', researchers at the DACS group of the University of Twente (UT), the Netherlands, discovered that these hacktivists are easily traceable, and therefore anything but anonymous.
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After reading TFA I don't think it adds any information to what was already known about the used DDoS tool.
What is more important is that laws will get updated to include this kind of crime.
Sure, I can understand that you might want to make a point (and considering the kind of kids involved in these attacks of course the only viable way is cyber vandalism), but does that justify the economic damage done by this kind of attacks? As far as I'm concerned they can do a demo on the 'Museumplein' and anything like the DDoS attacks should be cracked down on by law enforcement.

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