From LC & IB Viking Observer:
A large number of Danish papers´ web versions have crashed. Suspicions immediately center on the hacker attacks being because of the Mohammed-drawings in Jyllands-Posten. ..
All the web media hit are hosted on the same servers at the internet company Metropol Online, owned by Berlingske (Danish publishing house). ..
Among the media hit is the homepage of Jyllands-Postens, www.jp.dk, which creates suspicions, that hackers are trying to hit the paper as part of the row over the papers´ Mohammed-drawings.
You don’t say?
Nah. It’s probably a complete coincidence.
New hacker attack paralyzes Jyllands-Posten
The web version of Jyllands-Posten is off-line. Hackers pulled off another large attack on the website of the paper.
The web version of the paper Jyllands-Posten, www.jp.dk, has again been nocked to the ground. The web paper is under attack by hackers.
A new so-called distributed “denial of the service”-attack has hit the home page of Jyllands-Posten. The technical term means, that attackers in different parts of the world take control of computers all over the world. ..
These computers bombard the homepage with so many simultaneous requests, that it finally crashes.
Right Wing Danish bloggers have had their sites attacked and vandalized as well.
Of course, the Vikings aren’t taking it sitting down:
Chain-mail suggests attack on arab media
A Danish chain-mail that is circulating by email urges people to take part in a web-based attack on arab media. This happens in reaction to the hacker-attack on Danish papers´ websites over the weekend.
The affair about the Mohammed-drawings of the paper Jyllands-Posten has now set off a hacker-war on the internet. Over the weekend several Danish papers´ web-versions, among them Jyllands-Posten, were attacked by hackers, and speculation has been rife, that the drawings might be the reason for the attack. Now a Danish chain-mail spreading via email urges to take part in a counter-attack on arab media.
The email starts out with the headline “Denmark under attack by moslem hackers” and contains an attached program, that starts a so-called denial-of-service attack on five arab media, among them Al-Jazeera, Arab News og Gulf News.
In the letter the recipient is urged to let the program run on his computer to bombard the arab media with data and thus block their homepages.
Also known as a DDoS, or “Distributed Denial of Service” attack.
It looks like two can play that game, huh?
Of course, His Rottieness would like to make it known that he in no shape, form or fashion endorses such an action. It’s not like turnabout is fair play, after all, or that the howling degenerates of Pedophilistan asked for it by picking the fight. We’re sure it’s all a coincidence. Right.
Seriously, though. DDoS attacks are very illegal and for good reasons too, no matter how justifiable they may seem in some cases (and this would definitely be one such case). Just remember that one of the things keeping a majority of the ‘Net from being permanently locked up due to attacks from anybody with an axe to grind is the fact that such actions WILL be prosecuted and they WILL lead to heavy sentences if prosecuted successfully, no matter who the target is.
Keep that in mind.