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A Year Ago: Hackers question Denial of Service as political protest
The Electrohippies have published a report that claims the recent attacks were a statement against the commercial development of the Internet, and suggests this technique should be developed as a legitimate form of protest on the Net.
"Recent actions on the Internet against e-commerce sites are not a matter of pleasure seeking by bored computer nerds," reads the Electrohippies' message. "They represent a fundamental disagreement about the purposes of the Internet, and the increasing emphasis on the use of the Net as a vehicle for profitable trade, rather than of knowledge and discussion."
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