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elgato



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Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:38 am    Post subject: Re: Anonymous Threatens To Take Down Entire Internet  

"We've been lucky not to have had a small scale Tienanmen Square in the US"

I thought the campers at the white house and local courthouses were our Tienanmen Square.
In Texas all they have done is create a sewage problem and more crime, plus cost the taxpayers more $ for providing security and sanitation, IE dumpsters, clean up crews, fresh drinking water, etc....... :roll:

Back to anonymous. I thought the chinese and russians had control over our power grids. :shock:
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cohibastore.com



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Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Anonymous Threatens To Take Down Entire Internet  

elgato wrote (View Post): › docWrite("quote")...were our Tienanmen Square]

I meant where the government goes in '68 convention style and starts killing people.

(slightly off subject, I read main stream news article yesterday that special ops was there and consulting during the waco catastrophe. seems they aren't allowed to shoot us, but they can direct the tanks/gunfire.)

as for our grids/infrastructure, they'd be easy enough to take down and keep down, since many/most are run by government drones at all levels. JMO
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Patty00



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Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:20 pm    Post subject:  

Never say never where the internet is concerned. I'm pretty sure this group is probably working on its goal to shut down the entire internet.
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montoya76



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Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:02 am    Post subject: Re: Anonymous Threatens To Take Down Entire Internet  

I can't imagine them having enough power and resources (or well man-power) ready to pull something like this off.
I am not exactly an expert on the matter, but I would suppose/guess/hope that those root servers are protected well enough by FBI and other law enforcement agencies. Internet blackout would really suck.
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cohibastore.com



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Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Anonymous Threatens To Take Down Entire Internet  

montoya76 wrote (View Post): › docWrite("quote")I can't imagine them having enough power and resources (or well man-power) ready to pull something like this off.
I am not exactly an expert on the matter, but I would suppose/guess/hope that those root servers are protected well enough by FBI and other law enforcement agencies. Internet blackout would really suck.

thankfully the gov/fbi doesn't run these servers, or they'd be down half the time! no LOL here.
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arcanesanctuary



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Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:31 am    Post subject: Re: Anonymous Threatens To Take Down Entire Internet  

PARIS ó Interpol said Tuesday that 25 suspected members of the loose-knit Anonymous hacker movement have been arrested in a sweep across Europe and South America.
The international police agency said in a statement that the arrests in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Spain were carried out by national law enforcement officers working under the support of Interpol's Latin American Working Group of Experts on Information Technology Crime.
The suspects, aged between 17 and 40, are suspected of planning coordinated cyber-attacks against institutions including Colombia's defense ministry and presidential websites, Chile's Endesa electricity company and national library, as well as other targets.
The arrests followed an ongoing investigation begun in mid-February which also led to the seizure of 250 items of IT equipment and mobile phones in searches of 40 premises in 15 cities, Interpol said.
Earlier Tuesday police in Spain announced the arrest of four suspected Anonymous hackers in connection with attacks on Spanish political party websites. These four were among the 25 announced by Interpol.
A National Police statement said two servers used by the group in Bulgaria and the Czech Republic have been blocked.
It said the four included the alleged manager of Anonymous' computer operations in Spain and Latin America, who was identified only by his initials and the aliases "Thunder" and "Pacotron."
The four are suspected of defacing websites, carrying out denial-of-service attacks and publishing data on police assigned to the royal palace and the premier's office online.
Interpol is headquartered in Lyon, France. The organization has no powers of arrest or investigation but it helps police forces around the world work together, facilitating intelligence sharing.
Anonymous, whose genesis can be traced back to a popular U.S. image messaging board, has become increasingly politicized amid a global clampdown on music piracy and the international controversy over the secret-spilling site WikiLeaks, with which many of its supporters identify.
Authorities in Europe, North America and elsewhere have made dozens of arrests, and Anonymous has increasingly attacked law enforcement, military and intelligence-linked targets in retaliation.
One of Anonymous' most spectacular coups: Secretly recording a conference call between U.S. and British cyber investigators tasked with bringing the group to justice.
Anonymous has no real membership structure. Hackers, activists, and supporters can claim allegiance to its freewheeling principles at their convenience, so it's unclear what impact the arrests will have.
Some Internet chatter appeared to point to a revenge attack on Interpol's website, but the police organization's home page appeared to operating as normal late Tuesday.
One Twitter account purportedly associated with Anonymous' Brazilian wing said the sweep would fail.
"Interpol, you can't take Anonymous," the message read. "It's an idea."

http://news.yahoo.com/interpol-says-suspected-anonymous-hackers-arrested-232447517.html
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elgato



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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:36 am    Post subject: Re: Anonymous Threatens To Take Down Entire Internet  

Update:

"Anonymous Strikes Back After LulzSec Arrests"

We reported yesterday that members of the Anonymous splinter group LulzSec were being arrested around the world. It was also revealed that Sabu, a leader in LulzSec, cooperated with federal authorities which led to the arrests.

Anonymous didnít let this get them down and proceeded to get revenge. They took down all the sites within the PandaLabs family and defaced them like they did with their attacks on churches last week. The defacements are now gone, but the Web sites are still down at this time. An Anonymous member has posted the original defacement message on Pastebin.

http://www.webpronews.com/anonymous-lulzsec-arrests-2012-03
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cohibastore.com



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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Anonymous Threatens To Take Down Entire Internet  

Having a trouble trying to determine if they should be rooted for, for making repeated fools of the security professionals and g-men, or scorned for breaking the law.
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elgato



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Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Anonymous Threatens To Take Down Entire Internet  

"Anonymous Launches Cyberattack Salvo on China"

Hackers pledging allegiance to Anonymous claim to have launched a large cyberattack campaign against sites in China, and they're urging more hackers to join their cause. "One of the most interesting things about [the hacks] is the degree to which they undermine the conventional wisdom about the technological prowess of China's government," said Pund-IT's Charles King.

Hackers purporting to be members of the nebulous online hacker community Anonymous have reportedly hit almost 400 websites in China.

The attacks have apparently been going on since March 30. They are listed on the Anonymous China Twitter page.

Targets included the Tongcheng Environmental Protection Agency, a Chinese government site from which phone and email information were stolen, and the Jiangsu Cyberpolice Online Service, for which a cross-site scripting vulnerability was posted.

"China is seen by many as a repressive regime that severely restricts human rights and suffers from governmental corruption on a multitude of levels," Randy Abrams, an independent security consultant, told TechNewsWorld. "This sounds exactly like the type of target that Anonymous historically professes to engage in hacktivism against."

http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Anonymous-Launches-Cyberattack-Salvo-on-China-74795.html
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elgato



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Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Anonymous Threatens To Take Down Entire Internet  

Update:

"Anonymous Dumps Trove of 1 Million Stolen Apple IDs"

In a move aimed at illustrating the government's reach into Americans' personal lives, the hacker collective Anonymous published a small part of its collection of millions of unique identifiers for Apple devices. The information was taken from the laptop of FBI Special Agent Christopher K. Stangl.

The hacktivist group Anonymous has published 1 million universally unique identifiers (UDIDs) belonging to Apple devices.

These were among more than 12 million UDIDs stolen from the laptop of FBI Special Agent Christopher K. Stangl, the group said.

Anonymous deleted personal data, including the names, mobile phone numbers, addresses and ZIP codes of the devices' users before releasing the data on the Internet.

However, the hacker collective left enough information to help users check to see whether their UDIDs were among those the FBI had. It also included device tokens for mobile hackers' possible use.

http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Anonymous-Dumps-Trove-of-1-Million-Stolen-Apple-IDs-76072.html
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elgato



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Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Anonymous Threatens To Take Down Entire Internet  

The latest:

"Anonymous Promises Major Retaliation for Swedish Raids"

Today in international tech news: Anonymous vows that Friday will feature unprecedented hacking, the EU cyber-attacks itself -- kind of, the FBI busts up a ring that was sending military electronics from the U.S. to Russia, and Samsung's string of record-breaking quarters continues -- at least for now.

The hacker group Anonymous posted a YouTube video vowing that Friday, Oct. 5, will be "the biggest thing we have ever done."

The video does not get into specifics, but The Local, an English-language outlet in Sweden, reported that the threat comes amid several DDoS attacks against various Swedish agencies, including the National Board of Health and Welfare, which went down Tuesday, and the Swedish Riksbank, which was down on Wednesday. Multiple Swedish university websites were hacked on Wednesday, as well.

Sweden has been embroiled in an Internet drama of late: A Swedish-born Pirate Bay cofounder was arrested; Swedish Web host PRQ, which serves WikiLeaks and other controversial sites, was raided; The Pirate Bay temporarily went offline. The Anonymous YouTube video specifically mentions the PRQ raid as the impetus for Friday's supposed attacks.

http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Anonymous-Promises-Major-Retaliation-for-Swedish-Raids-76321.html
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elgato



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Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:42 am    Post subject: Re: Anonymous Threatens To Take Down Entire Internet  

Anonymous Hijacks Federal Website Over Aaron Swartz Suicide

Activists from the hacker collective known as Anonymous assumed control over the homepage of a federal judicial agency this morning.

In a manifesto left on the defaced page, the group demanded reform to the American justice system and what the activists said are threats to the free flow of information.

The lengthy essay largely mirrors previous demands from Anonymous, but this time the group also cited the recent suicide of Reddit co-founder and activist Aaron Swartz as has having "crossed a line" for their organization. Swartz was facing up to 35 years in prison on computer fraud charges.

Prosecutors said he had stolen thousands of digital scientific and academic journal articles from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with the goal of disseminating them for free.

http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/anonymous-hijacks-federal-website-threatens-doj-document-dump-
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elgato



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Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Anonymous Threatens To Take Down Entire Internet  

Latest:

"Anonymous' Hack of Bank System Startling for Its Ease"

Anonymous apparently exploited a weak spot in a system connected to the Fed in retaliation against the U.S. government's prosecution of Internet activist Jason Swartz, who committed suicide while facing hacking charges. The incident raised awareness not only of the group's cause, but also of the unaccountable vulnerability of sensitive government systems to common attack vectors.

The hactivist collective Anonymous announced via a tweet during last Sunday's Super Bowl that it had published a document dump including publishing private data tied to more than 4,000 U.S. bank executives.

It included a spreadsheet containing login information and credentials, along with IP addresses and personal contact information pulled from a St. Louis Fed Emergency Communications System database, ZDnet reported.

The website used for the data dump belongs to the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center (ACJIC). The page extension URL was ominously titled, "oops-we-did-it-again."

http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Anonymous-Hack-of-Bank-System-Startling-for-Its-Ease-77258.html
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elgato



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Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Anonymous Threatens To Take Down Entire Internet  

Anonymous Taunts North Korea

Anonymous has lashed out against Kim Jong-un, and there's no telling what the fallout might be. North Korea is unlikely to overlook the depiction of its supreme leader as a pig sporting a Mickey Mouse tee shirt. Nor will it ignore the group's crude sexual advice or the penetration of the country's IT systems, assuming those claims are true. Anxiety over how and when it may retaliate is generating some bloody fingernails.

The hactivist group Anonymous has taken on North Korea, it appears, hacking into the country's official Twitter and Flickr accounts on Wednesday. It reportedly sent out tweets ridiculing the country's leader, Kim Jong-un, and used its Flickr account to portray him in an unflattering light, to put it mildly.

It appears that North Korea has regained control of its social media channels since the hack.

Anonymous announced its ownership of the event on Pastebin.

It cites North Korea's increasing threat to peace and freedom as the reason for its attacks, demanding that North Korea stop making nukes and nuke-threats; that Kim Jong-un resign; that the government install a free direct democracy in North Korea, and that it provide uncensored Internet access for all the citizens.

It also offers an unseemly suggestion for Kim Jong-un: namely, that he investigate the various penis enlargement products on the market because "if his d*ck wasn't so small he wouldn't feel the need to create large nukes and threaten half the world with them."

Such an insult to the leader of a country notorious for paranoia over its world status is not likely to be dismissed. Kim Jong-un -- a man in his 20s with a Western education -- is no doubt acutely aware of how easily such comments can go viral.

http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Anonymous-Taunts-North-Korea-77709.html
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