Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Apr 2011 23:07 UTC
Legal "The hacker hordes of Anonymous have transferred their fickle attention to Sony. They are currently attacking the company's online Playstation store in retribution for Sony's lawsuit against PS3 hacker George Hotz. A denial of service attack has temporarily taken down playstation.com."
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RE: Interesting
by WereCatf on Tue 5th Apr 2011 03:35 UTC in reply to "Interesting"
WereCatf
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But apparently they still have the fire power to take down target used to multi million simultaneous visitors.[/quote]

It actually doesn't require all that much. It's the amount of small packets from many different IP addresses that cause congestion and is actually surprisingly easy to do. A few hundred PCs is enough, and there's apparently atleast 550 people on Anon IRC channel.

[q]But at the same time, like it or not, they do defend peoples interest against abusive corporate power


By blocking legitimate users from accessing services they're paying for? Nope, that logic doesn't fly.

those ... dumb kids ... with no better idea and/or an appetite for visibility?


Indeed.

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