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+ - 19,000 French Websites Hit By DDoS, Defaced In Wake Of Terror Attack

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Since the three day terror attack that started in France on January 7 with the attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, 19,000 websites of French-based companies have been targeted by cyber attackers. This unprecedented avalanche of cyber attacks targeted both government sites and that of big and small businesses. Most were low-level DDoS attacks, and some were web defacements. Several websites in a number of towns in the outskirts of Paris have been hacked and covered with an image of an ISIS flag. The front pages of the official municipality websites have been covered with the Jihadist militant group's black flag. In a report, Radware researchers noted that Islamic hacker group AnonGhost has also launched a "digital jihad" against France."

+ - Lost Beagle2 probe found 'intact' on Mars->

Submitted by Stolga
Stolga (3985589) writes "The missing Mars robot Beagle2 has been found on the surface of the Red Planet, apparently intact.

High-resolution images taken from orbit have identified its landing location, and it looks to be in one piece.

The UK-led probe tried to make a soft touchdown on the dusty world on Christmas Day, 2003, using parachutes and airbags — but no radio contact was ever made with the probe.

Many scientists assumed it had been destroyed in a high-velocity impact."

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Comment: Re:Fuck off Bennett (Score 1) 157

by rHBa (#48826167) Attached to: Your High School Wants You To Install Snapchat
Have you managed to find the search functionality on the mobile version of /. 'cause I haven't. You'd assume it's there somewhere but it must be well hidden.

Personally, using FF Mobile on Android, I just "Request Desktop Site" and get /. classic. Then again that's on a Nexus 7 so the classic version is quite usable, not sure if it would work so well on a <6'' mobile

Comment: Re:Fuck off Bennett (Score 1) 157

by rHBa (#48823405) Attached to: Your High School Wants You To Install Snapchat
I agree but unfortunately /. (or more specifically Dice) doesn't care about usability (have you seen Beta?), they only care about page views/eyes on ads. If users never viewed a BH posts then they'd quickly stop him posting.

Personally I saw the abbreviated version of this post without taking in the fact it was yet another BH diatribe, I'd already loaded the page before I realised what it was so Dice's stats will register a hit on the page despite the fact I didn't want to read 90% of the rubbish contained in the OPs post.

IMHO a Greasemonkey userscript would be one way* to allow users to more easily avoid BH posts completely and help get the message to Dice that we don't want these steaming piles of elephant shit.

* I'd be happy to consider other methods such as native plugins or whatever...

An adequate bootstrap is a contradiction in terms.