Anonymous: DDoS Trick “Reprehensible”

    January 20, 2012

Anonymous doesn’t take too kindly to people messing with their image and they’re looking to find those responsible.

If you remember earlier today, we wrote about a dirty tactic that would make hapless bystanders responsible for the DDoS attacks that took down multiple Web sites yesterday during #OpMegaUpload.

Now Anonymous is saying that this was not their intention and does not endorse the use of such tools. They want everybody who uses a DDoS attack to know what they are doing and the legal ramifications of such a move.

Tricking users into DDOS is reprehensible. Attacks must be voluntary to maintain moral high ground: #opmegaupload 27 minutes ago via Bird Herd · powered by @socialditto

Efforts to dox the asshats responsible are already underway. You will be found, and will regret this foolish prank. 26 minutes ago via Bird Herd · powered by @socialditto

They do, however, say that those who were unwittingly contributing to the DDoS attacks yesterday did not make up much of the traffic attacking Web sites.

Let’s be clear – users of JSLOIC contributed little if any to DDOS of yesterday. It’s a toy. #opmegaupload 15 minutes ago via Bird Herd · powered by @socialditto

We’ll have more on Anonymous as this story will obviously develop over the weekend with their threats of #OpGlobalBlackout.