Shakedown 2.0?

This is my second test blog where you'll find news and opinions on the latest happenings surrounding the internet, technology, entertainment, et. al.
Why the name? "Shakedown" is a period of testing or trial journey undergone by a ship, plane or other craft before declared operational. 2.0 simply because it's my second trial blog [see the first blog here]

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Hack Attack! Hackers Hit Scientology With Online Attack

A group of hackers calling itself "Anonymous" has hit the Church of Scientology's Web site with an online attack. This group claims to have knocked the Church of Scientology's Web site offline with a distributed denial-of-service attack.

According to a web page maintained by Anonymous, the attack was launched Jan. 19, which is seeking media attention to help "save people from Scientology by reversing the brainwashing," according to a Web page maintained by Anonymous.

Anonymous has managed to generate a measurable attack against the Web site. Over the past few days, the site was hit with several DDOS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks, which flooded it with as much as 220M bps of traffic, according to Jose Nazario, a senior security engineer with Arbor Networks, whose company compiles data on Internet attacks.

If publicity was Anonymous' ultimate goal, the group has had some success. Late in the day Friday, seven of the top 10 stories on the news-linking site related to Scientology or to Anonymous' communiques.

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