(I tried to post this on the NYC IMC but kept getting input errrors. Please feel free to repost anywhere you think may have an interest.)
The website http://www.rightwingextremist.com has posted what amounts to a confession admitting placing redirectors on at least 19 IMC websites, thereby temporarily disabling access to those sites and redirecting IMCers to four right wing sites including the main webpage of the George Bush campaign. Under strict "anti-hacking" legislation adopted over the past several years, interference with internet communication in this way is a Federal felony carrying severe penalties. There are also First Amendment and civil rights issues involved, because the attacks targeted at least 19 IMCs with the express intent of making the sites inaccessible thereby curtailing speech and the free exchange of information.
The site also discloses the script used to disable IMC access, urging others to make wide use of it, and promises that other (presumably also anti-IMC) exploits are in the works. Let's put the ball in play by filing formal charges.
According to the posted admission, the sites affected in addition to NYC are:
The statement admitting the exploit and stating the details of the attacks is at link to www.rightwingextremist.net
Save the page for evidence in case it's taken down.