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Anonymous Fallacies: To LOIC or Not To LOIC

January 05, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

What really caught my eye is the section in red, the admonition about “if you get caught” This is the most egregious set of instructions that I have ever seen and will only serve to land those of the “hive mind” in courts across the globe with a fair chance at getting truly buggered...

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DDoS Wars: 4chan Downed Again By Another Attack

January 05, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The message boards of script-kiddie haven 4chan were hit by another distributed denial of service (DDoS) campaign, just one week after suffering significant downtime from a similar attack...

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FBI Has IP Addresses of Anonymous DDoS Attackers

January 03, 2011 Added by:Headlines

What the so-called "leaders" of the Anonymous minions failed to relay to the participants in the DDoS attacks is that the LOIC tool would send their IP addresses along with every packet during the attack. The FBI will use the IP addresses to identify those who participated in the attack...

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Anonymous Movement is Fueled by Cowardice

January 02, 2011 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

The Anonymous DDoS attacks should be rightfully categorized as just another form of mass censorship driven by the tantrums of politically and philosophically infantile neophytes who lack any substantial moral convictions, and who are easily swayed by the pseudo-rage of a mob mentality...

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Feds Seize Servers in PayPal DDoS Investigation

December 30, 2010 Added by:Headlines

An FBI affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun identifies members of Anonymous and 4chan as being the primary suspects in the DDoS attack, and the servers seized in the Tailor Made Services raid are likely to contain evidence of the attack and clues to some of the participants...

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DDoS Wars: 4chan Gets a Taste of Their Own Poison

December 29, 2010 Added by:Headlines

According to the 4CHAN STATUS webpage, the purpose of which is to "be used to communicate with the 4chan userbase should the main site be unreachable," the main 4chan site was offline for a period on Tuesday, and reports from NetCraft indicate that the attacks have continued into Wednesday...

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Bank of America Hit By Anonymous DDoS Attack

December 27, 2010 Added by:Headlines

UPDATED: The attack was largely ineffective because the IRC channel used for the command and control of the LOIC tool was not functioning properly. Without the organized command and control structure (what is called the “hive-mind”), manual attacks are cumbersome...

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Obstacles May Hinder Anonymous DDoS Prosecutions

December 17, 2010 Added by:Headlines

The level of effort and resources needed to gather evidence, identify suspects, issue warrants, carry out arrests, and arrange extraditions before prosecution can even occur may make the likelihood multiple legal actions in the matter cost prohibitive...

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UK Government Websites May Be Next Targets

December 16, 2010 Added by:Headlines

The notion that UK government websites may be targeted surround the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently free on bail, but may ultimately be extradited to Sweden to face charges not directly related to the group's disclosure of classified U.S. documents...

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Developers Seek to Sharpen LOIC DDoS Attack Tool

December 15, 2010 Added by:Headlines

Given the amount of effort involved in mounting long term campaigns that seek to shape public opinion through reasoned discourse, the LOIC seems to be a logical alternative. The stark irony that such a tool would be spawned by the radical proponents of free speech will not be lost on historians...

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Anonymous DDoS Campaign Fizzles - On To Faxing

December 14, 2010 Added by:Headlines

With maintaining the DDoS attacks proving to be too much for the group, they are now focusing their efforts on mass faxing. The new strategy could cost corporations hundreds of dollars in toner and paper, and put some companies at risk of financial failure if it continues for several decades or more...

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Anonymous Turns Payback Towards The Jester

December 11, 2010 Added by:Daniel Kennedy

The first reason is obviously the Jester’s attacks on WikiLeaks, the second more direct reason may be attacks on the Internet Relay Chat servers that Anonymous is using to coordinate attacks. They believe the Twitter account “AnonymousDown” is the same person who is behind th3j35t3r...

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Operation Payback Spokesman Leaves Name in PR Meta Data

December 11, 2010 Added by:Headlines

The rogue hacker group Anonymous, which has been making headlines for their repeated DDoS attacks dubbed Operation Payback, issued a press release. The most interesting piece of information int the release, though, was the name of the text's author, which was present in the PDF's meta data...

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Bank Site Hit With DDoS Attack for Freezing WikiLinks Account

December 07, 2010 Added by:Headlines

Operation Payback, the rogue hacker network fighting stricter copyright laws, has launched a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) against the Swiss bank PostFinance. The attacks are in retaliation for the bank having frozen the main defense fund account for WikiLeaks' Julian Assange...

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Hackers Threaten WikiLeaks Detractors - Bank Suspends Account

December 06, 2010 Added by:Headlines

While some service providers are thinking that it was a mistake to do business with the rogue whistleblowing organization WikiLeaks, they may also want to think twice before cutting ties. International hacker communities are threatening to target business that take actions to stifle the data dumps...

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Operation Payback Launched DoS on PayPal Blog

December 05, 2010 Added by:Headlines

The international coalition of hackers know as Anonymous stated their intention to engage in DoS attacks against the blog of online interchange service PayPal. PayPal had announced it was suspending the fund-raising account of WikiLeaks for violation of the Acceptable Use Policy..

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