The Lazy Genius

Security News & Brain Dumps from Xavier Ashe, a Bit9 Client Partner

Hackers Hit Scientology With Online Attack

Posted by Xavier Ashe on January 28, 2008

A group of hackers calling itself “Anonymous” has hit the Church of Scientology’s Web site with an online attack.

The attack was launched Jan. 19 by Anonymous, which is seeking media
attention to help “save people from Scientology by reversing the
brainwashing,” according to a Web page maintained by Anonymous.

Anonymous claims to have knocked the Church’s Web site offline with
a distributed denial-of-service attack, in which many computers bombard
the victim’s server with requests, overwhelming it with data in the
hope of ultimately knocking the system offline. True to its name,
Anonymous does not disclose the true identities of its members.

The attacks were spurred by the Church’s efforts to remove video of
movie star Tom Cruise professing his admiration for the religion,
according to an Anonymous video manifesto posted to Youtube.

Heh.  Awesome.  I mean…. HACKING IS BAD.  You shouldn't do this.  Even to people who had it coming.  Read more.

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