How A British Intelligence Agency Targeted Hacktivist Groups
A special team within the GCHQ launched a cyberattack against hacktivist groups according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden.By Mikah Sargent | February 5, 2014
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
According to a new round of documents leaked by Edward Snowden and obtained by NBC News, British intelligence agency GCHQ used DDoS attacks against hacktivist groups in 2011.
A DDoS attack is a common tactic used by hackers to bring down a site or service. A large group of computers controlled through the use of malware flood the site with traffic, eventually overloading the server. (Via YouTube / Radware)