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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Manchester Radio Online / James Stannage DDoSed - October 2008


DATE:
2008-10

AFFECTED COUNTRIES:
UK

AFFECTED SITES:
manchesterradioonline.com

EFFECT OF ATTACKS:
None

SOURCE COUNTRY:
n/a

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

TYPE OF ATTACK:
DDoS

ATTACK SPECIFICS:
n/a

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
Target was British shock jock James Stannage. Difficult to ascertain the exact reason for the attack--it may be simple dislike--but included here due to the attackers pointing to the DJ's "hatred of religion" (1) (he was fired for making racist comments over the air). The DDoS did not seem to have any effect. The only "victories" claimed by the assailants were harassment-related with only minor hacking success. Many harassing phone calls were made to the radio show, emails to its host, related forums spammed, and host's MSN account hacked/profile changed

URLS:
1. http://partyvan.info/wiki/James_Stannage (NSFW)


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