DDOS – A Legitimate Form of Protest?

Over the past week a lot has been written about the Spamhaus DDOS attack and how it  has gotten really big, and might even be enough to take down the internet (or at least specific parts, like LINX in London). Others disagree, saying it was nothing really. Regardless, the legitimacy (or not) of DDOS attacks […]
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Anon & Operation: Avenge Assange

Fresh from their ‘victories’ dealing with copyright, those rascals over at anon have carried on their righteous cause, moving on to target Paypal, Mastercard and Visa, amongst others, in retaliation for closing accounts used to accept donations for wikileaks. How’s that going? Fresh from their ‘victories’ dealing with copyright, those rascals over at anon have […]
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Why Operation:Payback is Wrong

Early Saturday, the US, and UK Pirate Parties released an open letter to the people behind Operation:Payback (O:P). Operation:Payback was a set of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on various websites, intending to take them offline. It’s an ignorant, futile, and ultimately counter-productive action that outwardly amounts to a temper-tantrum, with far-reaching consequences. Let’s […]
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