Low Orbit Ion Cannon

Ain’t got time to blog about all the current Civilian Irregular Information Operations underway, but check this out:

What is LOIC?

LOIC (“Low Orbit Ion Cannon”) is an application developed by 4Chan-affiliated hackers designed to—when used en masse by thousands of anonymous users—launch Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on websites. Like Visa.com and Mastercard.com, for instance.

You don’t even need script kiddie skills to participate in a DDOS anymore. Low Orbit Ion Cannon is revolutionary, like issuing AK-47’s to crossbowmen.


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One response to “Low Orbit Ion Cannon

  1. It really takes no skill to use and has the benefit of adding noise to hide those behind any attack.

    Note also, Network Service Providers do not have good tools to counter DDOS. The counter-DDOS tools/processes are crude. The hacktivist are better connected to each other then the NSP (and yeah, I have been on in the inside of the NSP world).