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Last week, I emailed with one of the people taking responsibility for the DC.gov DDOS attacks that downed several government websites. Going by the name Cosmosis Jones, the person told me they were based in Staten Island, and added, “we just want to address our rights on the internet.”
How that relates to D.C. government websites remains unclear.
The Examiner reports that more attacks are planned:
The Underground Nazi hacker collective — more commonly known as UGNazi — claimed responsibility for the episode, as well as separate cyber-attacks against Nasdaq and the New York City government.
“We attacked DC.gov because we do not like the way the government addresses the Internet. They act as if we have no input whatsoever, and they will pay for that,” a hacker who identified himself as “Cosmo” wrote in an email to The Examiner. “There will be many more attacks launched against D.C. and other government websites.”
In a separate message on Friday, Cosmo warned Thursday’s attack was “just the start of our whole plot against D.C. gov[ernment].”