Over the past two months, a group calling itself "Anonymous", associated with the forum 4chan, a distributed denial of service (DDoS-attacks) on the website of the Association of American cinema, the American Association Phonographic Industry, the magazine "Hustler" rocker Gene Simmons, the British Association of Producers of Phonograms and other organizations in France, Australia, Spain and other countries. DDoS-attacks carried out by directions to the site of a large flow of traffic, which leads to overload servers. Although the last attack of 4chan was held last week at the site of the Office for the Protection of the U.S. Copyright, the source alleges that representatives of the fbi seems to have begun to ask questions before the event. However, after the attack on the site of the Office for Copyright Protection, fbi agents began working closely with numerous organizations, whose websites were attacked.
At one time, attacks group "Anonymous" was subjected to the Church of Scientology. This happened in January 2008, after which one of the participants a 20-year resident of , Brian Thomas Mettenbrink was sentenced to imprisonment for one year for taking part in attack on the site of the Church of Scientology. Later, another participant, Dmitry Guzner, 19 years old, from Verona, New Jersey, pleaded guilty to hacking into the computer system, was convicted of involvement in the organization of a distributed attack Denial of Service (DDoS-attack) on the site of the Church of Scientology to imprisonment for a period of 366 days and two years probation after his release from prison. The court also ordered that the Church Guzner paid 37,500 dollars in As compensation for the damage. Scientology, founded by L. Ron Hubbard, is a worldwide religious movement with more than 8,000 churches, missions and groups in 165 countries. The church and its members dedicate much time and effort many humanitarian programs that Scientology has become known around the world, including programs to combat drug addiction, immorality, illiteracy, and human rights violations. When Using materials Webplanet.ru / News.cnet.com