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The latest news to come from the trove of classified documents leaked by Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor, should outrage anyone who has ever taken to the Internet in order to express their opinions or protest a cause. According to NBC News, Britain's GCHQ has no problem using DDoS to silence your speech and limit your access to the Internet. But, if you do the same, you're going to pay fines and face possible jail time.
Say hello to hypocrisy, its name is JTRIG.
The NBC News report says that during a 2012 NSA conference called SIGDEV, the GCHQ's Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG) bragged about using Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)* during an operation called Rolling Thunder to target Anonymous. Because of this a
Anonymous are a bunch of hackers. I say that GCHQ was right to frustrate their activities.
Before everyone takes offence, some causes Anonymous has supported have been good, but I hate hackers out of principle for the general grief they can cause.
Well there are likely some who would like to do that to ATS as example... still if you have 100 governments around the world intent on shutting down ATS then we wouldn't be able to have this conversation...
By default, that means you hate the government hackers who DDoSd anonymous.
reply to post by paraphi
ATS is hardly controversial. Which governments would want to shut it down?
reply to post by R_Clark
DDoSing anonymous seems like a bad plan.
That's like growling at a wolf.