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  • According to Spanish police and other computer specialists, members of Anonymous use a piece of software called LOIC, or low orbit ion canon, to launch their denial-of-service attacks.

    Spain Arrests Three in Sony Site Attack

  • Software called LOIC, or low-orbit ion canon, was downloaded tens of thousands of times, security specialists say.

    Inside the Anonymous Army of 'Hacktivist' Attackers

  • Anonymous has been conducting the attacks using a tool called LOIC that allows people to bombard a site of their choosing with data.

    BBC News - Home

  • They all run an automatic program called LOIC on their machine. 3000 people armed with such a software is a nice, albeit small army... enough for Visa, MasterCard and PayPal apparently.

    Boing Boing

  • A note of context: "LOIC" here refers to the Low Orbit Ion Cannon, a software tool used in the Anonymous DDoS attacks that can flood a network connection with data.

    Ars Technica

  • Internet bandwidth) to support the cyber-activitst group Anonymous's retaliatory DDOS attacks can download a tool dubbed LOIC, or Low Orbit Ion Cannon) that lets Anonymous use their computer as part of their denial-of-service attacks.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • It is likely being launched through a LOIC, an application that allows multiple computers to be controlled by one administrator.

    'Anonymous' attacks, in support of WikiLeaks

  • "We are doing this in solidarity with Topiary and the Anonymous PayPal LOIC defendants as well as all other political prisoners who are facing the gun of the crooked court system." | Top Stories

  • We are doing this in solidarity with the "Anonymous 16" PayPal LOIC defendants, accused LulzSec member Jake Davis "Topiary", protesters arrested during


  • A number of people are being prosecuted for allegedly using LOIC to participate in the 2010 denial of service attacks against Paypal, part of a retaliation campaign for the payment processor voluntarily cutting off donations to WikiLeaks.

    Wired Top Stories


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  • Low-Orbit Ion Cannon.

    September 30, 2011