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  •  Bingo - it's like LOIC (10+ / 0-)

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    LOIC performs a denial-of-service (DoS) attack (or when used by multiple individuals, a DDoS attack) on a target site by flooding the server with TCP or UDP packets with the intention of disrupting the service of a particular host. People have used LOIC to join voluntary botnets.[5]

    LOIC was used by Anonymous (group) during Project Chanology to attack websites from the Church of Scientology,[9] once more to (successfully) attack the Recording Industry Association of America's website in October 2010,[10] and again during Operation Payback in December 2010 to attack the websites of companies and organizations that opposed WikiLeaks.[11][12]

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    by sacrelicious on Fri Nov 08, 2013 at 04:17:34 PM PST

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    •  Not even that, it is mor or less the same as (2+ / 0-)
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      cybersaur, imchange

      calling wget from batch file that downloads the main page over and over.  I could write something to do the same thing in less than 5 minutes on any Linux system (or Windows system with wget.exe already copied to c:windowssystem32) with nothing more than a basic text editor such as vi/vim or notepad.

      You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Sat Nov 09, 2013 at 01:50:01 AM PST

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