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Hacktivist strikes web-sites in support of fuel protestors


A UK self-taught hacker operating under the name of Herbless vandalised the front pages of hundreds of UK web-sites in support of the fuel protest and says he will strike again if the government does not take any action to change fuel prices.

Herbless believes that by taking such action he is not in the same category as those people that break into a site, steal confidential information, or delete data as he does not condone this type of behaviour.

He insists that his protest hacking called hacktivism is something that he is doing for ethical reasons. If he sees anything that he believes to be wrong or unjust, then he wants to speak out about it. He states that these attacks cause minimum disruption as he leaves a backup copy of the original frontpage on the server and has even claimed that he will help to restore these sites.

Herbless has threatened that if fuel taxes are not cut within the 60-day deadline he will attack other web-sites for his next spate of hacktivism.

Herbless gained notoriety last month after hacking into nine local government web-sites so that he could protest over the dangers of smoking tobacco.


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