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Attack On Site By Overloading Server

A group of Internet hackers disabled a website by overloading its server. The site belonging to Hal Turner, N.J. white supremacist in North Bergen crashed blocking his Internet radio broadcast.

The gang identifying themselves as "/b/tards" set up automated programs that sent a stupendous volume of Internet traffic logging onto Turner's Web site, increasing the load on the server beyond saturation level. This tactic of disruption is referred to as "denial of service" attack.

In an afternoon on January 9, 2007 an anonymous message appeared on Turner's site, which said that people were enjoying their free time in attacking the site without experiencing any loss of money while having great fun in bothering someone they selected randomly over the Internet.

However, some other websites, authorities in white supremacy including the much-used Web forum 'Stormfront', have also faced similar denial of service attacks lately.

Turner a Jersey City native continues to post abuses against the hackers on a highly content-restricted blog namely Blogspot.com, where there were scathing exchanges between him and the hackers. Finally, he wrote that he felt defeated by the incident and it had ruined his existence on the Internet.

But later on January 4, 2007 Turner posted a message informing that his main site was restored and he had blocked his website's Internet service provider from allowing any further subscriptions to AT&T and Verizon in order to prevent any more attacks.

The hackers intend to target Government officials as well. Turner recommended the assassination of any Congress member who upholds amnesty for illegal immigrants.

The past year had instances of many similar attacks on other websites along with Turner's. In the summer of 2006 Turner was in the news for engaging a plane flying a banner with an anti-Mexican stigma to pass over Liberty State Park in New Jersey.

Reacting to the incident Jaime Vazquez, former Deputy Mayor of Jersey City made protests in front of Turner's home. Turner confronted Vazquez, which resulted in exchanges of accusations that the other was assaulting but a judge overruled the charges against each.

As of January 7, 2007 the site was still not up.

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