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Friday, October 23, 2015

Hacker taking down hate groups sites | BGR

Hacker taking down hate groups sites | BGR

"Earlier this week, VentureBeat reported on a hacker known as Amped Attacks who, rather than stealing your credit card data from a national retail chain or releasing data on Ashley Madison accounts, is shutting down websites run by racists, homophobes, and other groups that most decent, intelligent people wouldn’t associate themselves with.

By initiating distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on the websites, he not only takes them offline temporarily, but he also alerts everyone to their existence. We know that bad stuff is out there, but most of us do our best to avoid it.

His attacks began to garner attention when he took down, the homepage of the Westboro Baptist Church, on Wednesday evening with the message: “Just Cause I Can.”

Since then, he’s focused on websites run by members of the KKK, pedophiles and hate groups, and considering the fact that he was active just 12 hours ago at the time of writing, it doesn’t look like he’s going to stop anytime soon."

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