And while the Internet is a source of information for political activists, there is also something else more questionable taking place… DDoS attacks against government servers in Iran.
A Twitter search for Iran and DDoS yields numerous results. Some folks are urging against DDoS attacks, but not in principle, rather because they might affect the bandwidth of political protesters. What are those concerned for the protesters promoting instead?
We saw this earlier today on Twitter: "Please, use SURGICAL hacking only".
Our recommendation? No one should hack servers. It's a crime. Period.
Private citizens can participate in organized peaceful protests. Organizing surgical strikes against someone else's servers is virtual violence.
And violence begets violence.
Vigilante cyberwar is not a productive path upon which to proceed.