(examiner.com) In a powerful and unique display of virtual prowess Anonymous hacktivists deleted the entire CBS website. The website went down late Sunday morning, and was off line for approximately 20 minutes.
In a fury over the government shut down of popular file-sharing website Megaupload, Anonymous has gone ballistic. In an extraordinary performance earlier this week, Anonymous hacktivists successfully disabled multiple government and entertainment websites in an action dubbed Operation Megaupload (#OpMegaupload). Sunday’s attack on CBS is a continuation of Operation Megaupload.
Anonymous hacktivists usually make use of a LOIC (Low Orbit Ion Canon) to conduct cyber attacks. A LOIC is used to execute DDoS attacks. A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is an orchestrated attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users.However, the attack on CBS was different.