Lone warrior takes the fight to the racist and homophobic websites

Like a man on a mission, a hacker who goes by the name of Amped Attacks is targeting and taking down homophobic and racist websites one by one through distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Unlike other hackers who take out websites and services for some gains, Amped Attacks prefers to target racist and homophobic websites.

A DDoS attack is a common method for taking down a server by overloading it with requests. Amped Attacks takes down a website and tweets announcing it to the world. He/she uses the hashtag  #tangodown in the tweets to announce the downing of website. This a hashtag commonly used by the online hacktivist group, Anonymous. However, other than #tangodown, there doesnt seem to any connection between the hacker and Anonymous. Also, no major Anonymous Twitter account has sanctioned or endorsed Amped Attacks exploits.

Amped Attacks earlier today took down a anti-gay website, godhatesfags.com, as you can see in the tweet below.

https://twitter.com/sgtbilko420/status/656982410245111808

Amped Attacks has successfully targeted and temporarily killed multiple sites.

https://twitter.com/sgtbilko420/status/656906046901002241

On the weekend, he took down kkkknights.com, though the site quickly returned. However, Amped Attacks has vowed to take it down again.

https://twitter.com/sgtbilko420/status/656950444447657984

1 COMMENT

  1. Hello everyone, first of all I have to say that Techworm is the best. After I read this article of a solo hacker who is taking down racist and homophobic sites, I felt better and i’d give my appreciation to him personally. This kind of things do not happen so often…thanks again hacker “warrior” to fight for us

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