A petition was posted found on the White House’s website by Anonymous, that is looking to have DDoS attacks become a legal shape of protest. Distributed denial-of-service attacks are not hacking, the group claims, however are rather the equivalent of “hitting the refresh switch about a website.” In doing this, the protesters are occupying a digital area much like a protester outside of the bodily company.
The petition is found over at the White House’s We the People page, where it currently has 775 signatures. Per the website’s FAQ, the petition has to reach 25,000 signatures in 25 days inside purchase to be reviewed by the White Home. To meet this requirement, it currently requirements a small over 24,000 signatures by February 6.
Says the petition: “With the advance inside web techonology [sic], comes fresh grounds for protesting. Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), is not any shape of hacking in almost any means. It is the equivalent of repeatedly hitting the refresh switch about a website. It is, because method, no different than any “occupy” protest. Instead of the group of individuals standing outside a building to occupy the location, they are having their computer occupy a url to slow (or deny) service of that website for a brief time.”
The petition then goes about to state which those whom have been jailed for operating DDoS attacks ought to be introduced, plus which any unlawful record resulting from these legal scenarios ought to be cleared. Anonymous has done its fair share of denial of service attacks over time, usually because a shape of protest. Recently, McAfee Lab published a report inside that it states which we’ll see a decline inside Anonymous attacks inside 2013.