Saturday, March 31, 2012

With Advance Warning, Bracing for Attack on Internet by Anonymous - NYTimes.com

Giving Anonymous a bad name...
"Part of the challenge here is the mercurial and leaderless nature of the Anonymous movement. Just after one so-called Anonymous member called for the attack to protest, among other things, “our irresponsible leaders and the beloved bankers who are starving the world for their own selfish needs out of sheer sadistic fun,” another unnamed member of the movement pushed back. “I don’t think this is a good idea,” this person wrote on an Anonymous-affiliated site. “The collateral damage is not worth it.”
A pragmatist wondered how participants would know when to end the attack, if indeed the Domain Name System was overwhelmed. Another suggested that they attack only “the 10 most used sites.” Yet another reckoned that root servers would be so heavily protected that an Anonymous attack could only disrupt them for “a few minutes.”"
With Advance Warning, Bracing for Attack on Internet by Anonymous - NYTimes.com
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