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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cheryl Seelhoff, womenspace.org attacked - July 2007


DATE:
2007-07

AFFECTED COUNTRIES:
USA

AFFECTED SITES:
womenspace.org, gentlespirit.com, freesoil.org, radicalsroar.com

EFFECT OF ATTACKS:
All sites taken down by ISP

SOURCE COUNTRY:
n/a

ALLEGED ATTACKERS:
Anonymous (group of _chan (many), Ebaumsworld, Something Awful, Encyclopedia Dramatica, Partyvan, etc. users)

TYPE OF ATTACK:
DDoS, various spam attacks

ATTACK SPECIFICS:
n/a

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
User "BitingBeaver" made a controversial post to feminist site womenspace.org expressing her regret for not aborting her now teenaged son due to the fact that he looks at pornography. The thread was discovered by a Something Awful user and made its rounds to 4chan, Encyclopedia Dramatica, and other such sites. The post attracted many trolls and was eventually removed by the site's owner, who then posted some of the inflammatory messages she'd received from the griefers. Outraged by the fact that the site never properly shunned BitingBeaver's treatment of her children, "Anonymous" launched a large-scale attack on all of the sites related to womenspace.org's owner, Cheryl Seelhoff (including her presidential campaign site). When her ISP took them all down, her blog eventually moved to WordPress.

URLS:
1. http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1Asohv/www.encyclopediadramatica.com/BitingBeaver (NSFW)
2. http://womensspace.wordpress.com/2007/08/06/blogging-while-female-men-win-hacking-as-sexual-terrorism/
3. http://www.encyclopediadramatica.com/Cheryl_Lindsey_Seelhoff (NSFW)


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