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April 22, 2008 11:29 a.m.
In what may be the first "physical" attack conducted through the Internet, hackers descended upon an epilepsy support group forum and uploaded strobing and complex images with the goal of causing seizures.
The attack was conducted by a group of griefers, a special name given to someone whose sole mission is to go online and cause others grief.
According to the article in Wired Magazine, the Epilepsy Foundation closed down the forum briefly to remove the offending images, but not before several people seized up.
It's hard to imagine the reasons or motivations for such an effort ...
Updated 07/14/10 @ 11:29AM CDT by brian