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Thirty-three year-old RyAnne Fultz, pictured here, is among the victims of the attack. Fultz suffered a severe seizure when her webpage was directed by attackers to a malicious page.  (Source: RyAnne Fultz)
Hackers commit the first known attack designed to cause physical harm on victims

Internet troublemakers, known as griefers, conducted an organized hack attack against an epilepsy support message board last weekend.  The attack, designed to inflict bodily injury, is the first known example of a large scale hack designed to inflict physical damage on the victims.  The attackers used injected JavaScript to trigger flashing images on the computers of their victims, causing them severe migraines and seizures.

The site is run and maintained by a nonprofit organization, the Epilepsy Foundation.  Its goal is to provide a place where epileptics and family members can provide each other with support.  The group had to close the site briefly on Sunday to remove the malicious code and beef up security.

Ken Lowenberg, senior director of web and print publishing at the Epilepsy Foundation states, "We are seeing people affected.  It's fortunately only a handful. It's possible that people are just not reporting yet -- people affected by it may not be coming back to the forum so fast."

Hackers launched the attack Saturday, March 22.  They used a script to generate hundreds of messages with flashing animated GIF files attached.  On Sunday the griefers upped their assault injecting JavaScript into many posts.  The script would redirect the users’ page to a complex image crafted to induce seizures.  The malefic page was specially designed to trigger seizures in both photosensitive and pattern-sensitive epileptics, two major classes of epilepsy.

One pattern sensitive epileptic, RyAnne Fultz, a 33-year old mother who regularly uses the group, was a victim of Sunday's attack.  After initially clicking an innocent sounding post, her screen was filled with a large pattern of blinking squares.  She says she "locked up".  Fultz who works IT Coeur d'Alene, Idaho explained, "I don't fall over and convulse, but it hurts.  I was on the phone when it happened, and I couldn't move and couldn't speak."

Fortunately, Fultz was rescued by her 11-year-old son who came into the room and forced her gaze away from the screen and killed the process.  Fultz emphasized how bad a seizure the attack caused, stating, "It was a spike of pain in my head.  And the lockup, that only happens with really bad ones. I don't think I've had a seizure like that in about a year."

Browen Mead, a 24-year-old epilepsy patient in Maine, suffered from a daylong migraine from the posts.  She said it was worsened by the fact that she lingered on the page, trying to figure out who was responsible.  She states, "Everyone who logged on, it affected to some extent, whether by causing headaches or seizures."

There is some circumstantial evidence that the attack was carried out by the group Anonymous, who gained public attention for their hacks on the Church of Scientology and successful protest campaign against the Church.  Anonymous was allegedly incensed by posts mentioning EBaums World, a site much despised by the group.  Those who believe Anonymous to be behind the attack point to a since-deleted post on 7chan.org; an Anonymous stronghold that allegedly organized the attack.

Despite their suffering, many epileptics expressed their support and appreciation for the site and the Epilepsy Foundation's work and response.  Said Fultz, "We all really appreciate them for giving us this forum and giving us this place to find each other."

Epilepsy comes in many forms with about 50 million people affected worldwide.  Approximately 3 percent are photosensitive meaning that flashing lights and colors can trigger seizures.  DailyTech had previously discussed proof-of-concept attacks on medical implants such as pacemakers, but this is the first known real world attack with the intent to physically injure.



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This is just low...
By lexluthermiester on 3/31/2008 2:39:51 PM , Rating: 5
People that do this kind of thing should be flogged, harshly. Baseball bat blanket party come to mind also....




RE: This is just low...
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 3/31/2008 2:41:48 PM , Rating: 5
I was thinking more bar of soap + sock; Private Pyle style.


RE: This is just low...
By phatboye on 3/31/2008 2:45:43 PM , Rating: 5
Yea this is one time when it's not even remotely funny.


RE: This is just low...
By BladeVenom on 3/31/2008 4:53:05 PM , Rating: 5
Charge them with attempted murder; lets see if they still think it's funny.


RE: This is just low...
By freeagle on 3/31/08, Rating: -1
RE: This is just low...
By freeagle on 4/1/08, Rating: -1
RE: This is just low...
By daftrok on 3/31/2008 4:00:52 PM , Rating: 2
Chris: I still don't fully understand!


RE: This is just low...
By JoshuaBuss on 4/1/2008 10:57:25 PM , Rating: 3
this article really should mention the possibility that the CoS framed anonymous in this attack. They've been known to work against standard medial procedures for epileptics for years, and if their statements about the 'squelching' of anonymous made after the protests are any indication of their intent it's certainly not a far-fetched theory.


RE: This is just low...
By Louanne on 4/2/2008 12:04:00 PM , Rating: 2
That's a fairy tale put out by Anonymous. Anonymous has a reputation to blame someone else. This is part of the "joke". Usually it is "Ebaum's World" or Fox TV, now it is CoS. That would be worth mentioning only if Anonymous wouldn't brag about their latest coup. But they do, on their *chan.org image boards and "raid" sites.


RE: This is just low...
By omnicronx on 3/31/2008 5:23:27 PM , Rating: 2
They deserve more than a bar of soap, a pool ball comes too mind. Could potentially do the same amount of brain damage? Am i right???


RE: This is just low...
By jlips6 on 3/31/2008 8:43:52 PM , Rating: 5
While we are talking about all the bad things we can do to these people, how's about strapping them to a chair, taping their eyes open, and making them watch the disney channel for 10 hours straight?


RE: This is just low...
By JAB on 4/1/08, Rating: 0
RE: This is just low...
By Mitch101 on 4/1/2008 10:00:08 AM , Rating: 2
Sock? You said Sock? Oh my bad for beating them with a rock.

Wow this is incredibly low of someone to do.


RE: This is just low...
By FITCamaro on 3/31/2008 2:43:58 PM , Rating: 1
I'm more a fan of attaching a diesel truck to each limb and having them all step on the gas. Straight up execution works too.


RE: This is just low...
By FITCamaro on 3/31/2008 2:46:10 PM , Rating: 1
Also this is why waterboarding needs to remain legal... ;)


RE: This is just low...
By Omega215D on 3/31/08, Rating: -1
RE: This is just low...
By eye smite on 3/31/2008 4:10:31 PM , Rating: 3
I have to agree on execution. Who knows what total damage they could do to a person. But, because we live in a supposed civilized society and they won't allow us to outright execute scum like this, I propose life sentences in a new underground dungeon like facility never getting to see the light of day again. Seriously, should we be humane to the people that committed this act?


RE: This is just low...
By Samus on 3/31/2008 6:41:50 PM , Rating: 1
It's one of those rare things that does qualify for the ultimate penalty. There was no mistake in what was done here. The intent was to injure, and possible kill people.

If they are caught, they should be brought up on charges of attempted murder. Let the prison system bitch them out over 25 years.


RE: This is just low...
By Carter642 on 3/31/2008 2:49:58 PM , Rating: 5
Strap them to a chair and make them stare at the patterns they created and tazer them for a bit. That might give them an idea of what a seizure feels like.


RE: This is just low...
By ShaolinSoccer on 4/1/2008 3:44:40 PM , Rating: 2
ya, strap them down, strap their head so they cant move and tape their eyelids open. put them in front of a screen that is big enough to wherever they look, they see that flashing screen for a LONG time!


RE: This is just low...
By HOOfan 1 on 3/31/2008 3:22:23 PM , Rating: 2
They should be charged with multiple cases of attempted murder


RE: This is just low...
By Golgatha on 3/31/2008 4:23:23 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, or at least multiple counts of felony assault.


RE: This is just low...
By profeteer on 4/1/2008 4:38:55 PM , Rating: 2
Good point, they knowingly used the computer as a weapon against the victims. I don't know much about epilepsy...could it be considered a deadly weapon?


RE: This is just low...
By Louanne on 4/2/2008 12:08:49 PM , Rating: 2
Inflicting harm or even death is attempted murder, no matter what tool is used for it. They clearly wanted epileptic fits to happen and probably laughed about the idea that ten thousands of patients start shaking uncontrollably once they hit the button.


RE: This is just low...
By DM0407 on 3/31/2008 4:18:21 PM , Rating: 2
"Fortunately, Fultz was rescued by her 11-year-old son who came into the room and forced her gaze away from the screen and was killed in the process"

I have to stop being such a lazy reader.... thats how i read it the first time.


not hackers
By Gul Westfale on 3/31/2008 2:45:41 PM , Rating: 2
by calling them "hackers" people will come to believ that all hackers are like that (especially once the mainstream media pick up on this). they are not hackers, but simply criminals who know a few things about using a computer, that is all.




RE: not hackers
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 3/31/2008 2:47:21 PM , Rating: 2
"I am not a computer nerd. I prefer to be called a hacker!"


RE: not hackers
By therealnickdanger on 3/31/2008 2:50:44 PM , Rating: 2
Wouldn't the refresh rate of your monitor play a role in this? I'd assume that the GIF would have to synch up in just the right way for this to work... Yes? No?


RE: not hackers
By ImSpartacus on 3/31/2008 3:03:32 PM , Rating: 2
I don't think it would matter that much, but I am not well educated on the subject.


RE: not hackers
By mindless1 on 4/1/2008 4:06:02 AM , Rating: 2
No, the refresh rate would not play a role there is no magical sync-whatever thing you are thinking - and it wouldn't be necessary.

However, a very low refresh rate could induce a seizure all by itself in some people, but they (hackers) had no control over that.


RE: not hackers
By Master Kenobi (blog) on 3/31/2008 3:22:01 PM , Rating: 2
Yes hackers. Only hackers could break into the forums system and inject code like that. Your typical script kiddie isn't creative or skilled enough to do something like this. Still, it is an interesting method of attack that has largely gone unexplored. Reminds me of the old Psicorps messages displayed on monitors from Babylon 5.


RE: not hackers
By Gul Westfale on 3/31/2008 3:30:36 PM , Rating: 2
yes, "hackers"; but not every hacker is a criminal. i'm just worried that once the mainstream media find out about this it will become like the "OMG videogames are teaching our kids to kill!"-hysteria. and jack thompson... and then the MPAA will say "see we told you so, hackers are evil, down with the intarwebz/piracy" and so on.


RE: not hackers
By Master Kenobi (blog) on 3/31/2008 3:36:31 PM , Rating: 2
I'm sure they will find a way to spin anything that affects atleast someone somewhere negatively. This is just slightly easier than some of the past arguments given.


RE: not hackers
By TSS on 3/31/2008 5:59:01 PM , Rating: 2
i think this has more to do with the "hacker" and "cracker" definitions.

a hacker used to be somebody who breaks in, steals nothing, and leaves a note on the table with how they got in.

a cracker used to be somebody who would do anything for their own personal gain, a common criminal if you will.

these... vermin, can't think of a better word, aren't hackers. else, they wouldn't have done anything and alerted the site's administrators on how to up their security. instead they used all means for personal gain, wether that is Scientology setting somebody up the bomb, or some sick sense of humor. thus, crackers.

that debate has long been lost though. there's no media who even bothers with a difference anymore, not even a tech site (which should know the difference)


RE: not hackers
By jlips6 on 3/31/2008 8:51:00 PM , Rating: 2
a bit off topic, but did anyone else think of zero-wing when they read this post?


RE: not hackers
By captchaos2 on 4/1/2008 12:49:49 AM , Rating: 2
Actually, I immediately thought of Blip-verts from Max Headroom.


RE: not hackers
By mindless1 on 4/1/2008 4:09:37 AM , Rating: 2
You're still stereotyping too much with the hacker description. A hacker used to be someone who merely took something technical and exploited it (exploited not meaning in the security sense but the general older definition) to suit their desire, like hacking your clock radio to flip a relay that turns a lamp on.


RE: not hackers
By Sunday Ironfoot on 3/31/2008 6:13:29 PM , Rating: 2
If it involves injected Javascript code, then it sounds like a XSS (Cross Site Scripting) attack (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-site_scripting)...

XSS attacks are quite common, the most common form of security vulnerability affecting websites infact. They are also quite easy to implement on vulnerable websites, all it takes is the attacker to submit some data (post a message in the forum for instance) that contains some Javascript code, and if the website is not properly validating user inputs (eg. new post submissions) then that javascript will get sent to the client web browser and executed. Eg...

<script> window.location = 'http;//www.example.com'; </script>

...is all it takes.


RE: not hackers
By Parhel on 3/31/2008 5:25:47 PM , Rating: 2
I guess everybody's a hacker now. It used to be that you had to do something that was difficult or beyond the ordinary IT skill set in order to qualify as a hacker.

Writing a script to generate a bunch of forum posts doesn't really qualify for the "hacker" label to me. I could do that from scratch in like 30 minutes, and I haven't really written code since college. Why even use a script for that?

Anyways, I hope they catch these guys and put them away for a long time.


RE: not hackers
By mindless1 on 4/1/2008 4:12:58 AM , Rating: 2
You've succeeded in arbitrarily out-thinking things.

1) The general public isn't in IT
2) The general IT skill set does not include coding.
3) Coding skill set does not include exploiting website flaws.
4) Being able to do it <> having the motivation and intent to do so.


RE: not hackers
By bertomatic on 3/31/2008 6:02:51 PM , Rating: 2
Whatever happened to the term, "crackers"? Hackers are good for us; they find the "holes" and do not exploit them. Aren’t crackers the ones that exploit the holes to do damage or steal? It seems to me that they have all been lumped into the same group, hackers, where they really should be differentiated. Or is cracker not used only because it is also a slang term for a white person?


RE: not hackers
By mindless1 on 4/1/2008 4:16:45 AM , Rating: 2
The term cracker is seldom used because the general public is ignorant enough to not be able to hack their shoelaces, let alone realize and differentiate between those who do destructive vs constructive things. The media was once spoon-fed the term black-hat hacker because of their ignorance and even then they still didn't get it. hacker = evil, that's the way mankind is, that anything they don't understand and can't have control over equally must be evil.


They should be charged with a crime
By gotincon on 3/31/2008 2:41:07 PM , Rating: 2
Not that hacking ordinarily isn't illegal, but this pushes the line. I hope they find and charge the individuals responsible.




RE: They should be charged with a crime
By wushuktl on 3/31/2008 3:08:53 PM , Rating: 2
wouldn't that be a hate crime?

i agree with everyone here, this attack is pretty sick. but it's weird that Anonymous could be behind the attack. So they decide to wage war against The Church of Scientology and epileptics? that doesn't seem to make a lot of sense


RE: They should be charged with a crime
By Gul Westfale on 3/31/2008 3:33:31 PM , Rating: 4
i think scientology did it and are trying to blame anonymous for it. and i'm not being sarcastic.


By MrBlastman on 3/31/2008 3:37:14 PM , Rating: 2
It wouldn't be the first time Scientology has tried to set someone up...


By Parhel on 3/31/2008 5:13:09 PM , Rating: 3
That was also my first thought after reading this.


RE: They should be charged with a crime
By DOSGuy on 3/31/2008 8:36:08 PM , Rating: 2
It's an interesting theory, but I think they do their dirty work through lawyers. I doubt they have the hacking skill or creativity to pull off an attack like this. That's giving them too much credit.


By rebturtle on 4/1/2008 2:24:27 AM , Rating: 2
Don't underestimate them. They have Tom Cruise, and he can fly!


By mindless1 on 4/1/2008 4:18:44 AM , Rating: 2
They wouldn't have had to do it, just to see a pre-existing opportunity to try to point the finger at Anonymous.


By nekobawt on 4/1/2008 11:11:40 AM , Rating: 2
Agreed. I don't buy the Anonymous connection.


RE: They should be charged with a crime
By omnicronx on 3/31/2008 5:42:10 PM , Rating: 2
Should be attempted murder. If you know flashing lights can cause seizures, you should also beyond a reasonable doubt know that you can die from said seizures.

I say we find one of them, do some open brain surgery upon him and see if he can smell any 'burnt toast'. We'll see who is laughing then..


By mindless1 on 4/1/2008 4:27:39 AM , Rating: 2
No. You know flashing lights "could" cause a seizure which is a reasonable doubt that you'd certainly cause one. Now the last stretch you made was that you "can die from said seizures". Yes, you can die even while walking the dog, but death from a seizure is rare.

It could be claimed their motivation was irrelevant, that even at best their reckless acts could or did cause harm, and the court of public opinion or a jury would consider them cruel bastards who have to be punished (and rightly so to some extent), but attempted murder is a ridiculous claim. Remember how many people were potentially effected, we need not make ridiculous charges instead of consecutive sentences for all those people - could be many years in prison.


By DOSGuy on 3/31/2008 8:41:01 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, targeting a group of people who have a common disability could probably be prosecuted as a hate crime. But it's so much worse than that. I cringe when I read that an 11-year-old had to save his mother from this. What if her son was an 11-month-old or a toddler? This attack didn't just endanger epileptics, but their defenseless children as well. Even criminals hate people who harm or threaten children. If anyone goes to jail for this crime, they could lose their lives in prison.


Deplorable
By MikePL on 3/31/2008 3:53:51 PM , Rating: 5
Oh man. I'm one of the protesters against the Church of Scientology, and I really don't understand how people could be blaming us for this thing. Anyone can be anonymous on-line, people need to take a look at the websites these griefers operate on. The people who run sites like 7chan are against our protests. Scientology is against its members taking medication to stop them from getting seizures, for example, Tory "Magoo" Christman - http://www.entheta.net/archive/personal_story/tory...

Jocelyn Dorfmann died from an epileptic seizure in Scientology care in France - http://www.whyaretheydead.net/others/Jocelyne_Dorf...

Heribert Pfaff died from an epileptic seizure in a Scientology hotel in Clearwater - http://www.whyaretheydead.net/room758.html

James Stewart committed suicide after CoS put in him in a Condition of Doubt for having epileptic seizures in public - http://www.holysmoke.org/cos/kult-epelep.htm




RE: Deplorable
By Ajax9000 on 3/31/2008 8:55:11 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Scientologists were condemned today as "flat earthers", following revelations in court that an alleged murderer was denied psychiatric treatment due to her family's Scientologist beliefs.
...

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2007/07/10/11838334...


DUMB
By loves2spooge on 3/31/2008 6:38:02 PM , Rating: 1
this is one of the dumbest things i have ever herd, if you know u could get hur from this, then why do these retards continue to use a computer....retards....ur just asking for some bored guy to hack ur comp and mess with you....RETARDS




RE: DUMB
By Devo2007 on 3/31/2008 11:05:02 PM , Rating: 2
Excuse me? Are you saying that just because someone has a condition like this that they didn't ask for, they should be denied access to a computer? If so, you're a bigger fool than anyone else mentioned on this page.

Sorry, but I happen to know what it's like for some of these people, and making such a wisecrack comment about them (joke or not) is pathetic.


RE: DUMB
By mindless1 on 4/1/2008 4:45:17 AM , Rating: 2
Obviously loves2spooge is about 12 years old. They certainly weren't asking for it, but on the other hand it does beg the question "is surfing the net without some attempt to disable the browser's ability to display this kind of content really a wise thing to do?".

I consider it a bit like being blind - the blind shouldn't have to stay stuck inside their own home but when they want to cross the street they have to accept there are more things they must do to stay safe, given their vulnerability compared to others.


RE: DUMB
By Durrr on 4/1/2008 7:40:02 AM , Rating: 2
so, if I come to your house and beat you with a rubber hose, because you (insert random act here) as part of your daily lifestyle, you were asking for it?


Outrage Ill-Founded
By gadfly on 3/31/08, Rating: 0
RE: Outrage Ill-Founded
By DOSGuy on 3/31/2008 10:51:53 PM , Rating: 2
In other words, it's not a crime to send out computer viruses because people put themselves at risk when they go on the internet, knowing full well that there was a possibility of getting a virus before they signed on.

It's also not a crime to hit someone with your car, because the pedestrian knew that there were cars on the road before they started to cross the street.

I think the lesson we should take from this is that people should sit in a dark closet, wearing a football helmet and a holding a baseball to filter out potentially harmful actions of other people.


RE: Outrage Ill-Founded
By gadfly on 4/1/2008 1:20:10 AM , Rating: 1
Viruses are not ordinary web content and last time I checked anti-virus software was a good idea and quite popular. And last time I checked jay-walking is illegal and it's not unreasonable to ask people to look both ways before crossing the street. If I were an epileptic I would certainly want to protect myself. A better analogy is walking around barefoot in the street and being surprised when EVENTUALLY you get glass stuck in your foot.


RE: Outrage Ill-Founded
By omnicronx on 4/1/2008 12:06:02 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
In other words, it's not a crime to send out computer viruses because people put themselves at risk when they go on the internet, knowing full well that there was a possibility of getting a virus before they signed on.
Says who? Nobody has ever tried to cause bodily harm over the internet before, there are no precedents here. The people did not get a virus, the hacker redirected posts in their forum to a site that would cause epileptics to seizure.

Furthermore last time i checked, hacking and manipulating private property is illegal, regardless of how you spin it. As such there is no reason to believe someone can not be held accountable for the damages they caused for such acts. In other words chances are if these people are caught, they will be charged with something...not that they will get caught...

Im so glad isps can identify my limewire using grandma, but they can not find someone who has actually committed a crime..


RE: Outrage Ill-Founded
By mindless1 on 4/1/2008 4:36:07 AM , Rating: 2
yes they can, because of the clear nature of the sight and the obvious intent of the crafted flashing images. You're arguing as if the "hacking" part is the issue when it is not- that was only the means. They may also be guilty of violations because of the means of breeching security but that is a separate charge (and possibly the only one which would be clear-cut enough to have more certainty of conviction, given supportive evidence).


Malicious Juvies
By aguilpa1 on 3/31/08, Rating: 0
RE: Malicious Juvies
By allnighter on 3/31/2008 6:56:01 PM , Rating: 2
No one's going to flog you. Being a senseless idiot is a punishment enough.


RE: Malicious Juvies
By ice456789 on 3/31/2008 10:32:33 PM , Rating: 2
Would it be 'kinda funny' if it happened to your mom? Your best friend? Your child?


RE: Malicious Juvies
By mindless1 on 4/1/2008 4:40:18 AM , Rating: 2
Hopefully you will outgrow this twisted phase before you do something harmful, like having kids and subjecting them to the crap your parents must've put you through to make you feel that harming others is funny. Just something to think about - there's a reason why you think it's funny and it may not be your fault, initially, but it is if you perpetuate or use that as an excuse to act.


The Seizure Robots strike back?
By MrBlastman on 3/31/2008 3:07:53 PM , Rating: 2
Beware the Japanese Seizure Robots! attack!

http://www.seizurerobots.com/

(warning: Can cause seizures and contains potentially NWS ads)

On a more serious note - That sucks. Epileptics can't help their condition at all and I find it an extremely immature, lame and lack of taste action on behalf of these hackers.

I have relatives with epilepsy - fortunately none of them are severely effected by it but have had past relatives die from it. It can be very debilitating in stronger forms.

I guess, like the kids who make computer virii, they have once again stooped lower than before.

I hope many people were not seriously harmed by this.




By adam92682 on 3/31/2008 3:54:45 PM , Rating: 1
The website with the robots is funny and the music makes it even better.

The girl in the picture looks like she is about 40 years old.


not the first time
By cwe on 3/31/2008 3:09:13 PM , Rating: 3
This isn't an isolated event - it isn't the first time the hooligans at 7chan instigated an attack on epilepsy forums. They do it periodically. I issued a press release ( http://www.pr.com/press-release/60959 ) after they attacked CWE ( http://www.coping-with-epilepsy.com/ ) last November. They have attacked the NSE forums ( http://www.epilepsyforum.org.uk/ ) several times over the last couple years.




Retribution
By marsbound2024 on 3/31/2008 4:06:27 PM , Rating: 3
I am all for tracking down the IP addresses--even through proxies--of these hackers and then sending malicious code that makes certain components of their computer(s) take in more and more voltage until the entire computer catches fire and/or explodes.




I LOL'D
By frissss on 4/1/2008 12:36:42 PM , Rating: 3
I lol'd haha




Seizures aren't benign...
By jskirwin on 3/31/2008 2:52:30 PM , Rating: 2
They do cause brain damage to a limited degree. I'm not sure of migraines.

I think this could be considered assault.




I'm glad my wife wasn't effected
By 4Eyes on 3/31/2008 5:01:31 PM , Rating: 2
My wife was diagnosed epileptic a few years ago. It's a serious condition which took quite some time to get as sorted out as it is, which is pretty good right now. She tried several different courses of medication with horrible side effects until finding her current Neurologist and Epilim.

If she had been effected by this hack (and oh yes! it is obviously hackers, not that this tars all hackers with the same brush) I'd be furious.

I sincerely hope these idiots are tracked down and dealt with severely.




its times like these...
By omnicronx on 3/31/2008 5:36:30 PM , Rating: 2
Why have we not heard more about this?
Why the hell hasn't the government stated that those found responsible for said actions will be prosecuted with attempted murder? If a person has the knowledge of knowing what sets off a seizure, that same person should also know its possible to kill someone doing so. This in my mind is attempted murder!

They should be found and prosecuted to the full extent of the law, with many counts as registered users on the site!

So how about you government agencies out there leave the file sharing gurus alone and go after something that matters.




Absolutely sick and crap..!
By wrack on 3/31/2008 7:20:40 PM , Rating: 2
What kinda hackers get fun out of making those people suffer?

On a side note, that title image owns :)




By phxfreddy on 3/31/2008 8:49:58 PM , Rating: 2
..............when I hear yet another faked up global warming report.




By SilthDraeth on 4/1/2008 12:48:19 AM , Rating: 2
I was actually rooting for them for going after Scientology.

But doing this is just plain wrong.




Idiots
By DeepBlue1975 on 4/1/2008 10:17:11 AM , Rating: 2
What's the reward or challenge of attacking a public site which surely doesn't have as much security as you could find on a government's agency site or the likes?
What's the fun in causnig pain to people at random, people whom you don't know and that don't have anything in common but a very serious illness which is already punishment enough for them, wether they deserve it or not?

Terrorists at least are supposed to attack to make a statement, these stupids are not even in the level of the most low life terrorists you can find, they just inflict pain on people for the sake of it!

This must be the most pointless and at the same time the most evil hacking attack ever done.




And we load up our shotguns.
By Joz on 3/31/08, Rating: -1
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