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Thursday, 16 December 2010 09:47

Swedish prosecutors website crashed

Written by Nick Farell

Totally vulnerable
Soon after the  Swedish prosecutor's office announced its intention to fight the decision to grant WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange bail in the UK, the outfit's website was knocked out for 11 hours.

Swedish Prosecution Authority, Aklagare.se suffered from an immediate online attack by Anonymous.  It was eventually bought up again. So far three hackers linked to the Anonymous attacks, including two Dutch teenagers, have been arrested this week.

Anonymous has vowed to avenge the site in any way it can, however it admitted that its distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS), were fast becoming ineffective. Some of the group have decided that they would try to find the "best, least exposed US diplomatic cables leaks" and spread around the web.

Other members have said they will continue to attack. One of the group known as "Bass" from the group Anonymous, has been reported as saying the attacks would continue.He said that the group was developing new and more sophisticated types of malicious software.

Many security experts had written off Anonymous as a bunch of script kiddies who were not real hackers.  If the group is developing new tools then they must have some new blood signing up.

Nick Farell

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+9 #1 yourma2000 2010-12-16 10:04
The internets has touched down in Sweden!
+12 #2 Exodite 2010-12-16 10:36
As a Swedish citizen it's with quite an ample dose of regret I see our government acting as pawns in this mess.

The charges brought up here are bogus, it's common knowledge even here, and thus this issue should be expedited rather than exacerbated.

My real question is how the investigation into the initial DDOS attack against Wikileaks, while they were hosted at Bahnhof, is going?

Slowly, I wager.
+2 #3 mrgerbik 2010-12-16 15:35
Love this kinda of stuff

Just hoping here that this movement, like so many others, dosen't become co-opted as everything else. We don't need more confused good guys fighting other good guys.

This could be the time for the "unwashed" to finally unveil whats down in the rabbit hole!

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