Members of Anonymous are developing a new attack tool as an alternative to the LOIC (Low Orbit Ion Cannon) DDoS utility.
The move follows a spate of arrests thought to be connected to use of the LOIC, which by default does nothing to hide a user's identity.
As 'promised' earlier this week via Twitter, Anonymous and LulzSec have released another treasure trove of documents, this time stolen from managed security services firm ManTech International, an FBI service contractor.
The nearly 400MB torrent released on The Pirate Bay titled Fuck FBI Friday III: ManTech contains a mix of XLS and Word documents mainly relating to NATO, which AntiSec claims clearly show how ManTech are wasting tax payer's money.
From the release statement:
Anonymous and LulzSec has PayPal in its crosshairs but this time it's using a legal strategy to battle the online payment processor.
The protest is in response to the 14 arrests that were made in connection with the DDoS attack against PayPal, specifically the arrest of Mercedes Renee Haefer, a journalism student at the university of Las Vegas who faces up to 15 years in prison and up to $500K in fines for allegedly participating in the attack. From the official press release:
It turns out there’s a method behind the FBI’s raids of suspected Anonymous members around the country. The bureau is working from list, provided by PayPal, of the 1,000 internet IP addresses responsible for the most protest traffic during Anonymous’ DDoS attacks against PayPal last December.
Several hacker groups have mounted a fresh batch of cyber attacks against the Peruvian, Colombian and Philippines governments, all in the name of Anonymous' ongoing AntiSec campaign.