Thursday, 13 February 2014

Hacktivists targeted by British spies

Hacktivists targeted by British spies » EDRi: The European Digital Rights organisation is a useful source of anti-censorship and regulatory news:

"According to documents released by Snowden on NSA activities, a secret
British division of GCHQ named Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group
(JTRIG), meant to mount cyber attacks on Britain’s enemies, was
targeting the hacktivists of Anonymous and LulzSec.

The documents reveal that JTRIG launched a “denial of service” (DDOS)
attack (dubbed Rolling Thinder) and other techniques to cut the
communications of 80 percent of the users of Anonymous internet chat
rooms. This is the first known such attack performed by a European
government." 'via Blog this'

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