Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Talking Points Memo Site Brought Down After Hacker Story

The popular politics and news website Talking Points Memo crashed on Friday after experiencing an apparent distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack. The shutdown came after the site published the mugshots of 14 alleged members of Anonymous, a loose-knit group of online hacker activists, who became well-known after launching online attacks on parties who opposed WikiLeaks, including MasterCard and PayPal. While there was no direct evidence that tied Anonymous to the attack, the group has launched similar attacks against media websites and law enforcement agencies in the past.

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