Anonymous launched the OpDomesticTerrorism and claimed responsibility for carrying out a DDoS attack on the website of Charlottesville city Virginia.
The hacktivist collective Anonymous launched the OpDomesticTerrorism and claimed responsibility for carrying out a DDoS attack on the official website of Charlottesville city Virginia. The website went offline under the prolonged attack that was powered in the wake of the incident in which many protestors were hit while protesting the rally organized by a group of white supremacists.
A car rammed into a crowd, killing one person and injuring over a dozen others. The police arrested the 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. of Ohio.
Immediately after the incident, members of the activist group Anonymous launched a series of DDoS attacks on the Charlottesville city website.
The NWH confirmed to HackRead.com that they are the one behind the attack on Charlottesville city website.
“At the time we saw the police were not so helpful, they left the people to die which forced us to targeted the Charlottesville website to give them a message.” said one of the NWH’s members.
“New World Hackers are back, and we are delivering our own version of justice to the KKK, and government, in which ever way we please.”
The message spread by @YourAnonGlobal about the attack states:
“Our strategy relies on the unity of these direct actions (DDOS), as the ballot box is no defense against fascism and hatred, nor are the political parties in power now. We are seeing that victories we have won through hard struggle could very well be reversed. Our only chance is to build a movement that relies on the power of the people.”
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.