In discussions about examples like this quickly deleted digg post:
“Please note, this is legal.Scientology is bull, and it’s time to do something about it. At 6pmEST on the 18th, there will be a raid on http://www.scientology.org . Come join the fun, if you wish, by gigaloading the sites images, destroying the bandwidth, thus taking down the site hopefully in a hours. It’s time to do something, guys.”
It’s clear that botnet isn’t quite correct when the computers aren’t compromised by some nefarious 3rd party, and their owners are actively intending the activity. Therefore, I suggest the term ‘meatnet’. Remember kids, you saw it here first.
I like the term, and like I pointed out:
1) vigilantism is not good
2) it’s just as bad to have your 2000 friends intentionally cause a site harm as having 2000 computers do it
3) all this is going to do is cause some poor Level-3 Engineer (nate or mario probably) to lose sleep
E-hacktivism still isn’t cool, if you don’t like scientology stop listening and obsessing over them.