viernes, 29 de marzo de 2013

'UK hackers' attack Argentine online video game which recreates scenes from Falklands and allows players to shoot British 'terrorists'

  • First-person game Counter Strike pits Argentine police against the British
  • Game's developers say they have repelled onslaught of data 'from the UK'

  • UK hackers have attacked an Argentine online video game recreating scenes from the Falklands War and allowing players to shoot British 'terrorists'.
    Argentine company Dattatec.com this week launched a 'map' for popular online first-person shooter game Counter Strike pitting Argentine police against the British.
    The game's developers said they had repelled a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack coming mostly from computers in the UK.
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    Digital warfare: UK hackers have launched a cyber attack on Argentine online video game Counter Strike (above) which features scenes from the Falklands War and allows players to shoot british 'terrorists'
     
    Digital warfare: UK hackers have launched a cyber attack on Argentine online video game Counter Strike (above) which features scenes from the Falklands War and allows players to shoot british 'terrorists'
    Controversial: Argentine company Dattatec.com this week launched a 'map' for the popular first-person shooter game pitting Argentine police against the British
     
    Controversial: Argentine company Dattatec.com this week launched a 'map' for the popular first-person shooter game pitting Argentine police against the British
     
    Fernando Llorente, a spokesman for the Rosario-based company, said: 'Two of our websites were attacked using DDoS during the day, with hackers trying to saturate our server's connexion.
    'The attack was 5 Gbps in strength - the equivalent of 5,000 PCs connecting to the sites at the same time every second - but our technical team was able to block it effectively.
    'Generally these attacks come from eastern Europe and China, but we detected that most, although not all, of the IP addresses used this time were from the UK.
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    Fuente; www.dailymail.co.uk/