Cyberwar und Information Warfare
Am 20. Juni 2001 war die Website der Deutschen Lufthansa AG durch eine ähnliche Attacke für mehrere Stunden nicht erreichbar. Im Rahmen der Aktionärs Hauptversammlung des Konzerns rief die Initiative Deportation Class zu einer Online Demonstration auf. Die Aktionärsversammlung sollte per Live Stream weltweit übertragen werden. Durch ständiges Wiederaufrufen der Seite durch Teilnehmer der Demonstration wurde dies verhindert.
„The demonstration was a kind of premiere, although it was not for the first time that the expression „online demo“ was employed for an electronic gathering. It was a mass protest, supported by software, in which people from all over the world could take part with the click of a mouse. It was a sort of Denial-of-service-attack, only that the aims, motives and date of the attack were openly announced and that the action was restricted in time and space. It certainly did not aim to cause as much damage as possible, but rather to be a symbolic act of compressing: the long awaited and desired for synchronisation of online and off-line . The action had aimed to dramatise the just wish, which could never have been so widely spread and mediated by traditional means; to test a form of action which is both highly debatable and highly promising, which both virtualises and globalises resistance; a hybrid of immaterial sabotage and digital demonstration.“ (http://www.deportation-class.com/log/en180701.html)