Thursday, March 09, 2006

[politics] Neo-Nazis move from cyber attacks to arson

It seems that someone out there is dissatisfied with their attempts to silence The Holocaust History Project using denial-of-service attacks against THHP's servers - they've moved on to arson:
In the early hours of March 6, 2006, a fire broke out at a warehouse complex near San Antonio International Airport, causing extensive damage to the offices of The Holocaust History Project (THHP), an organization that has been, for the last ten years, in the forefront of confronting Holocaust denial online, in addition to providing educational materials to students throughout the world. Arson investigators now have confirmed that the fire was intentionally set and are continuing their investigation. It was just the latest in a series of attacks with the apparent intent to silence THHP. For the past 18 months, the THHP website has been under an unprecedented Distributed Denial of Service attack. This cyber attack began on September 11, 2004, and is being carried out by a specially modified version of the MyDoom computer worm, programmed to target the THHP web server.
As the saying goes, "the best disinfectant is sunlight" - and the best response to an incident like this is to stand behind THHP and their mission: to refute the lies and propaganda of Holocaust revisionists and deniers. This sort of thuggery is not acceptable in an open society, and must not stand. So please consider this my little ray of digital sunshine... (I forget where I first read this yesterday, but Orac appears to be getting credit for bringing this story to a wider audience.)


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3/09/2006 07:02:00 PM  

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