I’ve written previously (eg, here and here) about the use of hacktivism against neo-Nazi websites – in entries looking at a range of tactics for addressing the explosive growth of hate groups on the interweb, and the increasing role the net is playing in recruiting a new generation of neo-Nazis and other right-wing extremists. Well, like the other tactics I discussed – legal action, protesting, etc. – hacktivism can cut both ways:
For the last several days, Colorado Indymedia has been experiencing a prolonged attack in which spam-like comments and stories have been flooding our moderation queue. This attack became so taxing on our server that it temporarily brought the site down at approximately 10pm Mountain Time.