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Posts Tagged ‘ion cannon’

Anonymous isn’t: LOIC leaks internet address of user

Anonymous isn’t: LOIC leaks internet address of user

Researchers at the University of Twente in the Netherlands report that the LOIC (Low Orbit Ion Cannon) software used in pro-Wikileaks Anonymous attacks discloses the identity of the user. If hacktivists use this tool directly from their own machines, instead of via anonymization networks such as Tor, the Internet address of the attacker is [...]

The push-button tool being used to shut down Visa, MasterCard, and other sites

The push-button tool being used to shut down Visa, MasterCard, and other sites

Terrific piece by Joel Johnson from Gizmodo about the software tool being used to take down MasterCard, Visa, and Sarah Palin's websites. LOIC ("Low Orbit Ion Cannon") is an application developed by 4Chan-affiliated hackers designed to--when used en masse by thousands of anonymous users--launch Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on [...]