Anonymous may abandon its current DDoS tool LOIC and develop a more powerful replacement to protect hackers from detection. LOIC was effective in Operation Payback, but it's also the reason hackers have been identified and arrested.
Anonymous reportedly tested #RefRef against PasteBin, which was not too happy with the effectiveness of the test. A 17 second test crippled the website for 42 minutes. The hacker group is supposedly gearing up to release the LOIC replacement this September. [Tech Herald via Cyber Guerilla]