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Friday, May 7, 2010

Zedillo administration, Pentagon, and Frankfurt Stock Exchange websites - September 1998


DATE:
1998-09

AFFECTED COUNTRIES:
Mexico, USA, Germany

AFFECTED SITES:
Zedillo Administration (presidencia.gob.mx), the US Pentagon (defenselink.mil), and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (exchange.de)

EFFECT OF ATTACKS:
n/a

SOURCE COUNTRY:
Organized in NY

ALLEGED ATTACKERS:
Electronic Disturbance Theater

TYPE OF ATTACK:
DDoS

ATTACK SPECIFICS:
Voluntary DDoS organized by Electronic Civil Disobedience/Electronic Disturbance Theater and utilizing the Flood Net software.

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
One in a series of similar attacks on behalf of the "Zapatistas, indigenous peoples in Chiapas, others resisting the Mexican government, the global pro-Zapatista movement, and people everywhere struggling against neoliberalism and the global economy." (1)

The Pentagon initiated a counterattack, using a similar application against the FloodNet users, marking the first time the US has launched a cyber counter-offensive against people in the US.

URLS:
1. http://www.thing.net/~rdom/ecd/CHRON.html
2. http://www.thing.net/~rdom/ecd/September9.html
3. http://www.thing.net/~rdom/ecd/inside.html


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