Anonymous has tested a new denial of service attack tool on the Pastebin website.
While the Low Orbit Ion Cannon has been an effective tool, it does not cover the users identity particularly well, leading to arrests.
It is supposed to use the target’s own processing power against itself, taking the server down by creating resource exhaustion.
According to Tech Herald, Anonymous sees the tool as giving a large beast a simple carrot, and then “watching the beast choke itself to death.”
Anonymous is trying to adapt the script so that it can be hosted anywhere, making it possible to launch attacks from libraries or Internet cafés
Yesterday the outfit tested it on the press release dump site PasteBin. In 17 seconds the tool created 42 minutes of downtime.