In December 2010, members of Anonymous launched a DDoS attack on the PayPal website, using the the Low Orbit Ion Cannon (LOIC) program to knock PayPal off the Internet and cause about $5 million in damage.
By July 2011, 14 members — the so-called “PayPal 14” — had been charged with various cyber crimes.
Now they’re saying how the indictments have caused them depression and anxiety and messed up their lives.
One sympathizer, McGill University professor Gabriella Coleman, says “They were just sitting there firing requests with a piece of software from their computers. It doesn’t feel all that criminal. It doesn’t feel like you’re causing harm.”
Well, don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time. In other words, BITE ME.