The Anonymous WikiLeaks protests are a mass demo against control

Posted: January 20, 2011 in Uncategorized

The actions against MasterCard and Amazon are not ‘hacking’. People are just finding a way to protest in a digital space

The Anonymous web protests over WikiLeaks are the internet equivalent of a mass demonstration. It’s a mistake to call them hacking (playful cleverness) or cracking (security breaking). The LOIC program that is being used by the group is prepackaged so no cleverness is needed to run it, and it does not break any computer’s security. The protesters have not tried to take control of Amazon’s website, or extract any data from MasterCard. They enter through the site’s front door, and it just can’t cope with the volume.
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