Be sure and check out our semi-regular hacktivist reports from the IT Army of Ukraine.
Aaaaand we’re back. If the national capital could just keep the power and the internet both running at the same time, being a journalist in Ottawa would be a lot easier. Anyhoodle, let’s get to it, shall we?
For those tuning in late, every morning Ukraine time/middle of the night Ottawa time, the IT Army of Ukraine releases a list of Russian website targets they request help with. They’ve also created a number of cyber-weapons which they make available for download: Death by 1,000 Needles, for instance, automatically updates with each morning’s new target list so you’re always hitting the proper targets.
DDoS attacks like this depend on volume; the more people who participate, the more likely the targets are to be taken offline. And they only remain offline as long as volumes are high. The object here is not to deface, not to destroy, and not to infiltrate…
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