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Snowden leaks: GCHQ 'attacked Anonymous' hackers

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26049448...

From BBC

Documents from the whistle-blower published by NBC indicate UK cyberspies used a denial of service attack (DoS) in 2011 to force a chatroom used by the Anonymous collective offline.

A spokeswoman for GCHQ said all the agency's activities were authorised and subject to rigorous oversight.

But others say it raises concerns.

Dr Steven Murdoch, a security researcher at the University of Cambridge, said using a DoS attack to overwhelm a computer server with traffic would have risked disrupting other services.

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