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Fox News and the l33t haxx0rz

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If only because writing about 4chan before got me a fair amount of hits the other day, check out this awesome Fox News story about 4chan’s recent DDoS shutdown entitled 4chan, a Breeding Ground for Hackers, Crippled by Hackers.

The article, among other things, calls Anonymous a “hacker collective.” Of course, let’s ignore the rudimentary method of DDoS attacks, described in the article as utilizing “a large network of computers to flood websites with so many data requests that it cannot keep up, eventually crippling the site and forcing it to shut down.”

Let’s ignore that it doesn’t exactly take l33t haxx0r skillz to be part of a DDoS attack or that the majority of 4chan users have never participated in raids.

Basically, a bunch of white suburban computer nerds posting ridiculous pictures have become the single most lethal hacking entity in the world today.

Let’s ignore the fact the Chinese government orchestrated what’s essentially cyberwarfare* on one of our most successful companies. Yep, it’s those /b/tards who are the problem.

*There might not be a term I hate more than “cyberwarfare” or “cyberwar,” though, that’s another post all it’s own.


Written by Matt

December 29, 2010 at 9:50 pm