British Spies Hit Anonymous With DDoS Attacks
British cyber agents attacked Anonymous chat rooms, leaked intelligence documents show
The British government targeted Anonymous and LulzSec by launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against chat rooms used by those groups' members.
The existence of the attack campaign, which was dubbed "Rolling Thunder," was first reported by NBC News, which published a secret intelligence presentation that was leaked by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden.
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"This makes British government the only Western government known to have launched DDoS attacks," tweeted Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at F-Secure.
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