epilepsy.jpgFirst step towards demonstrating that snow crash exists – this time showing this off with unknowing epileptic patients on their favourite board. Not that hackers, to stick with the original example, would be more aware to methods like this, but this is really fuckeduply wrong.

The incident, possibly the first computer attack to inflict physical harm on the victims, began Saturday, March 22, when attackers used a script to post hundreds of messages embedded with flashing animated gifs.

The attackers turned to a more effective tactic on Sunday, injecting JavaScript into some posts that redirected users’ browsers to a page with a more complex image designed to trigger seizures in both photosensitive and pattern-sensitive epileptics. (via wired)