Friday, September 28, 2007

Vitural Sit-In Protest in Michigan Gets Late Press

In May of 2007, the Electronic Disturbance Theater (EDT) called for a "virtual sit-in" of Michigan State's main website to protest cuts in health care benefits.

For some reason it made very little press until just recently when InfoWorld picked up the story. Not sure what caused it to appear on the radar screen at such a late date. The attack had very little impact on Michigan's systems.

EDT was one of the first online protest groups to make available simple DoS attack applets called "FloodNet" to support the Zapatista movement in Mexico during the late 1990s. EDT has not been as active the last few years.

New activist tool: Cyber sit-ins

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