Web snooping busybodies may be a pain in the butt, but they serve a useful purpose, according to MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito.
Hosting giant GoDaddy has completed its investigation of Monday’s outage and deemed it was not the result of a DDoS attack as originally rumored, but rather the result of network failures within GoDaddy’s system. The outage crippled hundreds of thousands of web sites.
GoDaddy, the hosting and domain registrar has been down for more than four hours, possibly as a result of the group Anonymous. But the founder of ThingsWeStart, a Kickstarter data collection project just wishes it hadn’t happened in the middle of his site’s launch. hacktavist
According to one expert, hacktivism gets a bad rap when it comes to web security, but those sites generate a lot of attack data to feed security systems. However, the proposed SOPA antipiracy legislation could end up playing right into hackers’ hands.
It didn’t take long for hacktivists to respond to the takedown of the popular video streaming portal Kino.to: Activists affiliated with Anonymous responded on Thursday with a denial-of-service attack against the web site of a rights holders group. Insiders meanwhile believe that Kino.to will return soon.