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Anonymous describes the destruction of CIA.gov (VIDEO)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012



Anonymous describes the destruction of CIA.gov (VIDEO)

Following Friday’s crippling of the CIA’s official government website, an alleged member of Anonymous has uploaded a video explaining how the collective crushed the agency’s online presence — and why the CIA should have been ready.

A distributed denial of service, or DDoS attack, brought CIA.gov down for hours late last week, in one of the longest-lasting assaults credited to the online hacktivist group Anonymous — and also an attack on perhaps the collective’s largest target yet. With a DDoS assault, a website’s server is flooded with an onslaught of requests, essentially overloading its capacity and rendering it nonoperational. In a video uploaded to YouTube over the weekend, a member claiming allegiance to the loose-knit hacktivist group explains that the assault on the CIA’s servers is now out of their control and even apologizes for the attack, but adds that the move has generated attention towards something much more serious than just the cybersecurity status of the agency..... MORE

SourceRT.com

URL: http://rt.com/usa/news/anonymous-attack-video-cia-219/

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