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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RE[3]: But the question is...
by dampfmaschinen on Sun 12th Dec 2010 22:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: But the question is..."
dampfmaschinen
Member since:
2010-12-12

There are lots of specialists who take care of exactly those cases, i think.

It's probably a home computer after all. The average user doesn't destroy and burn his harddrive after launching such a program, i guess.

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RE[4]: But the question is...
by reez on Sun 12th Dec 2010 23:02 in reply to "RE[3]: But the question is..."
reez Member since:
2006-06-28

In this case something like Eraser would be enough I guess. But even if I had a copy of it, who says I have been at the computer at a given time and that there hasn't been an intruder.

Always have been wondering about such things, but I guess these question didn't arise and AFAIK they bragged about it.

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The dog ate my homework.
by westlake on Mon 13th Dec 2010 03:27 in reply to "RE[4]: But the question is..."
westlake Member since:
2010-01-07

In this case something like Eraser would be enough I guess. But even if I had a copy of it, who says I have been at the computer at a given time and that there hasn't been an intruder.

You can make that argument in your defense. But no one on the jury is obliged to believe you.

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