News cDc releases Goolag Scanner (posted by MiB on Februari 20th, 2008)
Cult of the Dead Cow Cult of the Dead Cow , also known as cDc or cDc Communications , is a computer hacker and DIY media organization founded in 1984 in Lubbock, Texas .
'Hacktivists' of All Persuasions Take Their Struggle to the Web
The Intervasion of the UK was a 1994 electronic civil disobedience and collective action against John Major 's Criminal Justice Bill which sought to outlaw outdoor dance festivals and "music with a repetitive beat". Launched by a group called The Zippies from San Francisco 's 181 Club on Guy Fawkes Day , November 5, 1994, it resulted in government websites going down for at least a week. [ 1 ] It utilised a form of Distributed Denial of Service ( DDoS ) known as the Email bomb in order to overload servers as a form of online protest and Internet activism . [ 2 ] It was the first such use of the Internet and technology as a weapon of struggle and/or civil disobedience, and preceded the 1995 Italian NetStrike . Intervasion of the UK
Legitimate civil disobedience: Wikileaks and the layers of backlash | Deanna Zandt (Update/edit note, 12/15: If you, like me, tend not to read comments in general because they’re troll-fests, I suggest suspending your disbelief and reading the comments on this post.
Wikileaks Infowar not the first online protest action | Medialternatives The past week’s DDOS protest campaign against websites and businesses which pulled the plug on Wikileaks brings back memories of the 1994 Intervasion of the UK .
Real hacktivism is at least as old as October 1989 when the US Deptartment of Energy and NASA machines world wide were penetrated by the anti-nuclear WANK worm. Julian Assange: The Curious Origins of Political Hacktivism