UK hackers attack Falklands War game

UK HACKERS have attacked an Argentine online video game recreating scenes from the Falklands War and allowing players to shoot British “terrorists”.

Argentine company Dattatec.com this week launched a “map” for popular online first person shooter game Counter Strike pitting Argentine police against British terrorists. The game’s developers said they had repelled a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack coming mostly from computers in the UK.

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Fernando Llorente, a spokesman for the Rosario-based company, said: “Two of our websites were attacked using DDoS during the day, 
with hackers trying to saturate our server’s connexion.

“The attack was 5 Gbps in strength – the equivalent of 5,000 PCs connecting to the sites at the same time every second – but our technical team was able to block it effectively.”