WikiLeaks Supporters Begin DDoS Attacks Against Fax Machines

After focusing on the PayPal, VISA, MasterCard and Amazon websites, the members of 4chan-affiliated group Anonymous have decided to pick a new target for an unorthodox DDoS attack: fax machines belonging to corporations which they believe are against WikiLeaks' mission.

Basically what these folks are doing is sending a crap ton of random WikiLeaks cables, letters from Anonymous, Guy Fawkes images and WikiLeaks logos to fax numbers belonging to Amazon, MasterCard, PayPal, VISA, Tableau Software and the like.

While it seems that the idea is to render the corporations' fax lines useless and to get the attention of the folks running them by sending a ton of spam, it's worth noting that the "orders" for this operation make it a point to tell Anonymous members to "BE RESPECTFUL". That's gotta count for something, right? [Netcraft via Slashdot]

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