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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 Visa.com, Mastercard.com 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."

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

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

    Gizmodo

  • 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