Hacker ‘Amped Attacks’ Takes Down Hateful Webpages

Hatred against migrants and different-minded people is – sadly – common place online, especially on Social Media but also on some private websites. It often takes ages until someone removes the hateful messages, if it’s done at all. One person, a hacker who calls himself Amped Attacks, decided to take matters into his own hands. According to Venture Beats he is using distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks to reach his goals and make the pages unavailable for a short while.

Apparently that’s not enough for the hacker though: Just as the teenager who used social engineering to break into the CIA director’s email account and steal loads of mails, Amped Attacks uses Twitter too to taunt, troll, and even warn his victims.

Now, you might want to cheer and clap him on the back for a job well done, but is that really true? Let’s be honest here. Hate spewing pages are definitely not something that should exist but does that give individuals the right to take matters into their own hands? What if someone suddenly would start taking down websites with images of cats on them just because said person does not like the furry animals?

Amped Attacks apparently believes to be some kind of freedom fighter, at least if you take the pinned image on his Twitter account seriously. Whether you do or not is up to you.

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