UGNazi Collective shut down government websites

April 24, 2012 - 01:15 PM
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This month, a group of hackers that call themselves the UGNazi Collective shut down the New York City and Washington D.C. government websites. The 'hacktivists' did this by launching a denial of service attack -- they overwhelmed government servers with requests, slowed them down, and made the sites impossible to load. UGNazi told the website Softpedia, "The government doesn't care about what we think about. The best place to hit them is there heart." Shawn Henry, former executive assistant director of the FBI's cyber crime branch, discussed that and other issues on Capital Insider.

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