[WASC-WHID] WHID 2011-60: Anonymous DDoS attack takes down Warner Bros Records: #OpPayBack

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*Entry Title: *WHID 2011-60: Anonymous DDoS attack takes down Warner Bros
Records: #OpPayBack
*WHID ID: *2011-60
*Date Occurred: *March 29, 2011
*Attack Method: *Denial of Service
*Application Weakness: *Insufficient Anti-automation
*Outcome: *Downtime
*Attacked Entity Field: *Media
*Attacked Entity Geography: *USA
*Incident Description: *The Internet hacktivist collective known as
"Anonymous" successfully conducted a DDoS attack on Warner Bros Records,
temporarily taking down the company website Tuesday afternoon (12:21 p.m.
PST). In addition, several reports also indicate that the company's website
was temporarily taken down Monday as well.
*Mass Attack: *No
*Mass Attack Name: *Operation Payback
*Reference: *
http://www.examiner.com/anonymous-in-national/anonymous-ddos-attack-takes-down-warner-bros-records-oppayback
*Attack Source Geography:*
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