'Anonymous' Attack on Internet Called 'Anticlimactic'

A threat to attack a crucial part of the Internet by members of the mercurial, leaderless hacker collective called Anonymous appears to have had no discernible impact so far. Some Anonymous hackers had threatened six weeks ago to attack that system, which converts domain names like google.com into numeric addresses that computers use. It led to a quiet global multimillion-dollar effort to strengthen the Domain Name System in recent weeks.