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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Hacktivism: An Attack on Scientology

Hacktivism: An Attack on Scientology

Hacktivism refers to hacking for a political or social cause. Their intent is to send a message through their hacking activities while gaining visibility for their cause and sometimes themselves.

On Jan. 19 a group called "Anonymous" hit the Church of Scientology's Web site (www. with an online attack as an effort to seek media attention to help "save people from Scientology by reversing the brainwashing," according to a Web page maintained by Anonymous.

The attack was DDoS which took the website offline.

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