(Business Insider) After last week's deadly terrorist attacks in Paris linked to ISIS, the hacking collective Anonymous has declared war on the militant group — and a Silicon Valley startup has fallen in the firing line.
CloudFlare is a service that helps websites stay online in the face of overwhelming traffic. It acts as an intermediary or filter and is a vital protection against DDoS attacks (in which someone sends huge amounts of traffic at a site in an attempt to make it collapse under the weight).
The six-year-old company doesn't discriminate when it comes to picking customers. It has even been accused of protecting dozens websites affiliated with ISIS — and has come under fire from some members of Anonymous as a result.
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