Saturday, March 29, 2008

Hackers embed flashing animations on epilepsy support forum

Engadget reports "This go 'round, a group of griefers (assuming to be members of Anonymous) managed to invade a support forum established by the nonprofit Epilepsy Foundation and use JavaScript code and messages littered with flashing animations to effectively assault dozens of visitors who suffer from the disorder. The Foundation managed to catch wind of the problem within 12 hours of the attack, and while the boards were closed down temporarily to purge it of offending messages, many readers experienced headaches and seizures before rescue arrived. Let's just say we sincerely hope the culprits get what's comin' to 'em."

I think that hackers have lost ethics. A day ago were rejoicing Mac Air being hacked in two minutes and now this shocker. People hack for money and some fun but this has crossed all lines. I hope such people are caught and punished severely.