A hacker affiliated with the notorious Anonymous collective has launched a series of cyberattacks against government portals in North Carolina to protest against the so-called 'bathroom bill' – which has been criticised by many as being anti-LGBT.
Indeed, a number of businesses and high-profile celebrities have protested its advance into law – including Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams and Elton John.
This type of cyberattack sends a tidal wave of traffic towards a single web server with the aim of taking it offline and is regularly used by Anonymous as a method of protest.
Following the DDoS attacks, the hacker posted a JustPaste link that purported to hold a database compromised from the North Carolina State University www.ncsu.edu .
The hacking group recently became embroiled in the ongoing US election campaign after planning operations against presidential hopeful Donald Trump.
The latest campaign, however, looks set to continue.