Documenting The Birth of Hacktivist

Hacktivist

Hacking Made Easier, Thanks To User-Friendly Tools : NPR

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Time was when it took a fair amount of expertise to launch the kinds of illegal computer attacks that have become the hallmarks of “hacktivist” groups like Anonymous.

Today, just about anyone can download user-friendly software capable of crippling websites. One such tool is LOIC [Low Orbit Ion Cannon], which was used in Anonymous’ attack on MasterCard, Visa and other companies late last year.

It’s rumored that the group will release another weapon, called #RefRef, on Saturday.

via Hacking Made Easier, Thanks To User-Friendly Tools : NPR.

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Written by gatoMalo

September 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Posted in AnonOps, Anonymous

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