Those bastards! They've drained our ink cartridges! / The Sorcerer's Apprentice / Lo-Tek Rulez
The Church of Scientology has unleashed its Dark Army of Lawyers on its foes who filched and posted a secret promotional video starring Tom Cruise on YouTube. Good Luck! Trying to use lawyers to purge the Internet of this loopy Tom Cruise Scientology video is like going down to the Water & Sewer Department and demanding they give you back the urine you flushed down the toilet last Tuesday night at 7:30.
Meanwhile the Lawyer Attack has inspired a Hacker Counterattack, by a group of Scientology-haters and YouTube-lovers who go by the ominious name of Anonymous. The other day they launched massive Denial-of-Service attacks on every Scientology computer and server and website they could find, and in their own YouTube statement, have flat-out pledged to use their Hacker Arts to destroy Scientology.
Tech news websites about this Hack Attack have not been kind or terribly impressed with the Hackers' level of sophistication. The Hack Attack was indeed temporarily effective. An e-mail alert told a gazillion people to click on the Scientology sites at a specific synchronized moment, and demand response from every input on the sites, and the Scientology servers were indeed brought to their knees. But the primitive methods the Hackers used probably did no permanent or long-lasting damage.
I did like one tactic, though. The Hackers found every Scientology Fax phone number, and sent thousands of Faxes to these numbers simultaneously. The "document" they sent was an entirely black sheet, which drained Scientology's Fax machines of ink in the space of a few hours.
Is that Evil, or what? Lo-Tek rulez!