Wikileaks DDOS powered by open source tools?
Dec 10, 2010, 14:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"That tool is a port of the open source LOIC - Low Orbit Ion
Canon - stress testing tool that is freely available in the
Sourceforge open source project repository. No, the tool you can
find on Sourceforge isn't the one specifically configured to help
the DDOS against public sites.
"What LOIC represents in its original open source state - is a
legitimate tool for stress testing a web server. I've been using
similar tools for years, including one called Siege , which I wrote
about 6 years ago.
"The core issue about LOIC and its use is all about