Well hello there,
I want to start a general discussion about DDOS attacks ( I know, we are all sick of this thematic ^^)
General spoken, those attacks are illegal for 2 reasons:
1: someone needs to infect a computer with a bot; the user himself won't know he is part of this attack
2: one person decides about a site being slowed or denied
So, forget about those 2 points, what I think about may sound a bit whiteknigth-like.
What if someone would make a website or a tiny java applet for example, which is available free over the net.
Whenever there is a rumor, protest or someone fallen in dislike (like german fashist party), you find thousands of angry people. They don't have guns , they don't have power, but they all got a smartphone
(or at least a computer).
How about letting them know there is actually a way to deny TV stations who work against them or shut down a website of the opposition? If all of them agree and use the site or application WHILE agree with the term of use which says the writer of the attack code is not responsible for the use of it, an angry mob with smartphones soon became a mobile DDOS envoirement.....
In my understanding this would be similar to "all people visit their facebook account at one time" , which is not illegal, or do I missunderstand something?
My question is:
Would this concept work out && would this method still be illegal?
I know that one had to explain people what they are doing and why it is important, but I never said this project would work out with no effort.....
Please give me a constructive feedback about your opinion to this thematic.
(PLS pardon my bad engruish :D )