Stikkord: <span>Anonymous</span>

OK, dette er både fascinerende og sykt:

Internet griefers descended on an epilepsy support message board last weekend and used JavaScript code and flashing computer animation to trigger migraine headaches and seizures in some users.

The nonprofit Epilepsy Foundation, which runs the forum, briefly closed the site Sunday to purge the offending messages and to boost security.


The incident, possibly the first computer attack to inflict physical harm on the victims, began Saturday, March 22, when attackers used a script to post hundreds of messages embedded with flashing animated gifs. The attackers turned to a more effective tactic on Sunday, injecting JavaScript into some posts that redirected users’ browsers to a page with a more complex image designed to trigger seizures in both photosensitive and pattern-sensitive epileptics.

Omkring 50 millioner mennesker har epilepsi, og av disse er ca 3% fotosensitive, noe som gjør at blinkende lys og farger kan trigge anfall med hodepine, migrene eller fullblåst epilepsianfall.

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