cyclobs wrote:PinothyJ wrote:Not really.cyclobs wrote:good.
DDoS attack is nothing more than a digital protest akin to picketing outside a place of business because they did something or other. There is no difference and it pathetic that the ignorant masses and prosecutors treat it any differently.
Shame on the world…
yes really. These guys still gained access to databases and posted the personal details online multiple times.
they should be put in jail for longer then 6 months imo
Two members of the formerly prominent hacking group 'LulzSec' have pleaded guilty in court in the UK to charges of carrying out DDOS attacks on behalf of the group. 19-year-old Ryan and 18-year-old Jake denied allegations that they had "unlawfully obtained confidential computer data" through sources such as Pirate Bay or from LulzSec's own website.
And Mekon, the lines are pretty damn blurry! Picketing outside an establishment disrupts work and makes it hard for those wishing to go in and out to do so. This is exactly what a DoS attack does. Only a DoS attack on ill-prepared targets causes a website to drop and this only happens in a majority of cases. When we hear DDoS we instantly think that people pressed a button on their computer and a website went down when it fact, most times it slows down the website and causes disruptions, akin to a picketing mob.
Would those people picketing who WERE stopping people from entering and who stayed too long get six months in jail?
Can you see why I am annoyed at the discrepancy…