Saturday, 29 March 2008

Hackers Attack Human Beings!

I was disgusted to read an article on Wired.com about a group of hackers who attacked a forum being run by the Epilepsy Foundation. The attack involved displaying images, full screen, that were designed to trigger seizures in people who are photosensitive. For all the attacks that have been launched on the Internet we could at least be safe in the knowledge that the attacks were not physical. Yes they attacked our money and identity but they did not attack us physically. This attack is different. It was personal, it was physical and it was evil. If this is what the Internet is coming to then it's time that it was policed properly. Your actions online do not go without consequence in the real world and this attack is assault.

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