LOIC (Low orbit ion cannons) are loading with a firing time of 5:00 AM December 27 and the target, Bank of America. There appears to be some dissent, however, and talk of waiting for the anticipated ‘megaleak’ of incriminating information obtained from a BofA executive’s hard drive.
The DDoS attacks serve primarily to disrupt the targets operations for a period of time determined by how long the hive can sustain the attack and how many members are active in the hive. If the BofA attack is carried out, the most interesting part of the digital demonstration/protest will be as a test of numbers and duration.
Bank of America recently joined the growing list of companies attempting to choke off funding to Wikileaks and is also being sued for fraudulent loan practices.