I hope this is sarcasm...? So they graduated from LOIC to a bot net (although it is still LOIC). These idiots deserve a gold star for the day!
EDIT: I retract my previous remark about it still being LOIC (I commented directly after reading the linked article). Whoever wrote the gawker story is an idiot. All the link does is constantly send a GET response to a various host. Makes me want to gather a bunch of friends, all go to the same website, and constantly press "F5", lol. Anonymous, the "leet hacker group", strikes again! No-one is safe.