Hacker Attack Aimed At Triggering Seizures

Last updated: May 18, 2016

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A spam attack on one of the Epilepsy Foundation's online forums appears to have been designed to trigger seizures in persons with epilepsy.

On Easter weekend, the Epilepsy Foundation—and those who use its online forums for help, support, suggestions and camaraderie—came under attack by people who posted rapidly flashing images to cause serious injury and harm. The type of epilepsy that causes people to experience seizures upon seeing flashing or flickering images is photosensitive epilepsy.

Read the full press release at Epilepsy Foundation Takes Action Against Hackers – LANDOVER, Md., March 31, 2008, PRNewswire-USNewswire (196 Kb .pdf)

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