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: Comment by Kroc
by weorthe on Mon 13th Dec 2010 12:04 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
weorthe
Member since:
2005-07-06

A public protest is about getting your message out. A DDoS attack is about preventing someone else from getting their message out.

DDoS attacks are the opposite of free speech, whether it is Wikileaks or Mastercard getting attacked.

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by orestes on Mon 13th Dec 2010 16:24 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

Bingo. Peaceful protests are fine, but you're not given free license to break the law and damage other people's property. You want to do something useful, demand equal enforcement one the people DDoSing Wikileaks.

As for the 4chan kiddies, they should be damn glad the government hasn't broken out the word "cyber-terrorism" yet.

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