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British Spies Hit Anonymous With DDoS Attacks

Feb
05

The British government targeted Anonymous and LulzSec by launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against chat rooms used by those groups’ members.

The existence of the attack campaign, which was dubbed “Rolling Thunder,” was first reported by NBC News, which published a secret intelligence presentation that was leaked by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden.

“This makes British government the only Western government known to have launched DDoS attacks,” tweeted Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at F-Secure.

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