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Hackers Assault Epilepsy Patients via Computer

Posted Sep 28 2008 12:20pm

This is horrible!   Link: Hackers Assault Epilepsy Patients via Computer.

RyAnne Fultz, 33, says she suffered her worst epileptic attack in a year after she clicked on the wrong post at a forum run by the nonprofit Epilepsy Foundation. Photo courtesy RyAnne Fultz

Internet griefers descended on an epilepsy support message board last weekend and used JavaScript code and flashing computer animation to trigger migraine headaches and seizures in some users.

The nonprofit Epilepsy Foundation, which runs the forum, briefly closed the site Sunday to purge the offending messages and to boost security.

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