Anonymous Groups Attacked Black Lives Matter Website 127 Times
Ghost Squad Hackers, one of several Anonymous subdivisions has reportedly attacked the BLM website more than 127 times in just 6 months…
Since its original attack on blacklivesmatter.com earlier this year, Ghost Squad and similar hacktivist groups targeted websites affiliated with BLM by launching “over a hundred denial-of-service attacks” on the group. Janisha Gabriel, founder of Haki Creatives which builds websites for social justice groups including BLM, told Ars Technica hackers have launched at least 127 attacks on blacklivesmatter.com over the past six months.
The attacks began in April, when Ghost Squad inundated blacklivesmatters.org and blacklivesmatter.com with a barrage of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, shutting down and defacing the social justice sites.
Now, the full extent of Anonymous’s attacks on Black Lives Matter show a concerted effort by the hacktivist collective to attack the social justice organization. Deflect, a nonprofit DDoS mitigation service, said after the April incident the company was able to mitigate the immediate threat against BLM, but larger-scale attacks later in the summer eventually required near-constant monitoring by Deflect.
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