Thursday, December 9, 2010

Low Orbit Ion Cannon (LOIC)! Oh My!

Just in from Thomas L. Knapp and Rational Review News Digest!

Looks like joining up with the WikiLeaks Cyber Army is the cool-i-o thing on the block this week as tens of thousands of people have downloaded something called a Low Orbit Ion Cannon and promptly proceeded to launch Denial of Service attacks against their newly acquired enemies. Targets include but are not limited to outfits like PayPal, Visa, Mastercard and others who have responded to our government's efforts to squash the current Wikileaks story.

Granted, my aging cranium and lack of the requisite cyber ninja skill set precludes me from joining the fun, but as a aficionado of asymmetric, cellular action I can certainly enjoy the show. For the whole scoop on this particular event a great place to start is Greg Keizer's article over at 

Wish there was a Low Orbit Liberty Cannon.

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