Political Group Wants DDOS Attacks To Be Viewed as Political Right

Netherlands political group D66 argues that Distributed Denial of Service (“DDoS”) attacks should be viewed as a political right, no different than protesting in a public square. The group argues that notifying the affected website should be the only limit placed on such activities. A DDoS attack  is an attempt to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a DoS attack may vary, it generally consists of the efforts of one or more people to temporarily or indefinitely interrupt or suspend services of a host connected to the Internet. It has been reported that Twitter has just experienced one such attack in the last 24 hours. DoS attacks currently fall under computer offences detailed in the Australian Criminal Code. 


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