Attacks that send images that cause seizures like Twitter "Pokemon Shock" are confirmed

I discovered that a malicious attack called "send an image that would trigger an attack" took place on Twitter on an epileptic patient. It is an incomprehensible case of making a seizure via the Internet, but the mechanism is similar to "Pokemon Shock" which became a topic once.

Tweet with flashing images sent to epileptic writer - BBC News

Mr. Kurt Aifenwalt, a writer who is active at international news sites Vanity Fair and Newsweek@ Kurteichenwald) Revealed that I had a seizure of epilepsy after receiving a tweet with an image blinking at high speed.

Mr. Eifenwalt posted an article that summarizes "what kind of attack on the Internet has been received" in the pastPosted in NewsweekAnd this incident is also thought to be a malicious act aimed at Mr. Eifenwald, and it seems that this incident has already been reported to the police.

Mr. Eifenwalt said in her Twitter account that "twice last night, someone who knows that I suffer from epilepsy sends me something that flickers like tweets ... with a tweet ... I got a seizure It is said. Furthermore, if you make a lawsuit, Twitter will disclose it to the public, and you can also investigate who posted a tweet that would cause seizures of epilepsy.

It is an organization for epilepsy patients based in the UKEpilepsy ActionSimon Wigglesworth, Assistant Representative Director of Mr. Simon Wigglesworth, said, "I am frightened of some people trying to cause someone's intention to cause a seizure, which is not only painful when attacks occur but also causes injuries There are also cases where death occurs in the worst case. "

According to Mr. Wigglesworth, this case is a kind of epilepsyPhotosensitivity seizureIt seems that this seizure is caused by light stimulation or flashing of light. Speaking of photosensitivity seizures is famous in Japan in 1997 "Pokemon Shock"Eifenwalt was sent by tweet with a strobe similar to this and an image with a lot of flash, which happened to me by chance and a seizure of epilepsy occurred. Mr. Wigglesworth criticizes that tweets are malicious, "If this act was done in the UK, it would have been a law breach".

According to Stefano Seri, professor of clinical neurophysiology and neuropsychiatry at Aston University, "A sudden change in light intensity or brightness causes a photosensitivity stroke, about 15 to 25 consecutive It reacts most sensitively when flushing with ", and further states" It is possible to cause this technically ". In addition, "Recent LED displays are less irritating than older ones, so it will be precisely designed (causing images to be sent to Mr. Eifenwalt this time) to cause an attack" , It is criticizing that it is a malicious act more than just mischief.

Mr. Eifenwalt repeatedly criticized the next president Donald Trump in the presidential election period, and tweets that ridicule the situation from Mr. Trump 's enthusiastic supporters after causing an epileptic seizure as well It seems they have been sent.

In addition, Mr. Seri recommends "Do not open the image sent from strangers unnecessarily" and "Do it in a place that was bright enough when opening the image" to epilepsy patients.

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