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Gangs of pro-Muslim computer hackers have unleashed a withering cyber attack on Danish and Western websites in the past week, escalating their defacement barrage to coincide with dozens of violent street-level demonstrations across the Arab world in protest at the publication of a cartoon depiction of the Prophet Mohammed.
The number of Danish websites alone - those carrying a '.dk' suffix - knocked offline in the past week numbered 578 between 30 January and 6 February, according to Zone-H.org, a cyber-crime observatory that tracks website defacements. Hundreds more websites of European, Israeli and American companies and private citizens have also been defaced during that period, with the vast majority occurring after the re-publication last week of the cartoons in European newspapers.
'The number is nearly doubling every day,' said Roberto Preatoni, the founder of Zone-H.org. A team of Zone-H technicians collect and verify reports of sabotaged Web sites from both victims and hackers. The number of attacked Web servers has been at record levels since the controversy reignited last week, Preatoni said.
'This is the largest ever attack directed against a single country, bigger than the Intifada, the Chinese-U.S. spy plane incident, and even the war in Iraq.'
deltaboy - Should be glad the U.S. didn't print the cartoon, otherwise we be facing Islamic cyberterrorism.
St Udio - there's lots of data mining going on !
The Philly Inquirer...
WestPoint23 - where is the response from European and US hackers?
Originally posted by makeitso
Gentlemen don't kiss and tell.
But here's a tiny tidbit from a growing snowball.
Islamic Website Hacked
Arrogance on the part of the Western world.
They were instigated. Oh well.....
This is nothing but instigation, stirring the cauldron, making more chaos by the sophisticated western world, who should be setting an example of peace.
And if you press me for more information, i will tell you also that Washington is probably behind it somewhat and they love it. The more chaos the better. They know (the government) that we as a people aint too smart, and we will right away think "How dare they! Those killers, those bastards"
Its exactly what is happening. Look at all the threads.
The western world sure isnt setting much of a civilized example, are they?