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Thought this might be of interest to some of you regarding the Megaupload incident.


http://rt.com/usa/news/anonymous-doj-universal-sopa-235/

Hacktivists with the collective Anonymous are waging an attack on the website for the White House after successfully breaking the sites for the FBI, Department of Justice, Universal Music Group, RIAA and Motion Picture Association of America.
In response to today’s federal raid on the file sharing service Megaupload, hackers with the online collective Anonymous have broken the websites for the FBI, Department of Justice, Universal Music Group, RIAA, Motion Picture Association of America and Warner Music Group.
“It was in retaliation for Megaupload, as was the concurrent attack on Justice.org,” Anonymous operative Barrett Brown tells RT on Thursday afternoon.



I have to say it made me smile. I think the governments need to realise that the internet cannot and should not be regulated. Where does censorship stop?
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#2

That's actually kinda awesome.
Although, one Asperger's kid did it single-handedly.
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#5
Anonymous operative Barrett Brown


No shit?????

Why would you fuck with the FBI????
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****ing idiots. This is doing nothing but antagonizing anti-SOPA people.

What do you mean?
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What do you mean?

Kind of like PETA pissing off people that actually care about animal welfare issues.
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Am I alone in thinking that DDoS attacks really don't mean anything important? All it means is that a bunch of people can open a program and point it at a single website together. 4chan is great at that.
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What do you mean?

People who can actually do something about the bill are gonna see everyone who opposes it as some super hacker anarchist criminal, much inferior to the civil people who like it. Plus they're not gonna be bullied into voting it down; if anything they would pass it just to be stubborn. This won't accomplish anything.
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What do you mean?

Well, they are doing exactly what SOPA would allow the government to do.
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Am I alone in thinking that DDoS attacks really don't mean anything important? All it means is that a bunch of people can open a program and point it at a single website together. 4chan is great at that.

Nope, you're not alone. It's going to be hilarious though when Anonymous finds out they really aren't.
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Nope, you're not alone. It's going to be hilarious though when Anonymous finds out they really aren't.


I dunno, most of them are high school/college kids just like me that don't realize how illegal their actions are, and that not being caught in the past is no guarantee that they won't get caught in the future.
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You know, if they are breaking into government websites...why don't they expose some of the crap the government does, instead of just show off by breaking into the website, and then leaving with nothing.

They need to hack the Fed and expose their books to the world, like they should of been doing since they were created.
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You know, if they are breaking into government websites...why don't they expose some of the crap the government does, instead of just show off by breaking into the website, and then leaving with nothing.

They need to hack the Fed and expose their books to the world, like they should of been doing since they were created.


Like wikileaks?

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soo..they brought down a few websites for a few minutes.?

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People who can actually do something about the bill are gonna see everyone who opposes it as some super hacker anarchist criminal, much inferior to the civil people who like it. Plus they're not gonna be bullied into voting it down; if anything they would pass it just to be stubborn. This won't accomplish anything.


Not really, a good cop/bad cop strategy could work out pretty well if the bad cop did enough lasting damage. Sort of like the Indian Independence movement. Pro-sopas can't really hold civil activists responsible if they denounced anonymous themselves. The government would then be fighting on two fronts: the civil protesters on ethical grounds and the violent ones would be a constant thorn in their side.
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You know, if they are breaking into government websites...why don't they expose some of the crap the government does, instead of just show off by breaking into the website, and then leaving with nothing.

They need to hack the Fed and expose their books to the world, like they should of been doing since they were created.


It's not really breaking down government sites, the media always say that but it is more like they took down a poster made by the FBI.
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soo..they brought down a few websites for a few minutes.?

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Some of them have been down for hours http://www.justice.gov/
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#23
I hope for a giant shitstorm between the techies and the content moguls - it'll spice things up and be fun to watch.

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Am I alone in thinking that DDoS attacks really don't mean anything important? All it means is that a bunch of people can open a program and point it at a single website together. 4chan is great at that.

Nope, and they even fail at that sometimes, can't blame everyone for not being scared.
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You know, if they are breaking into government websites...why don't they expose some of the crap the government does, instead of just show off by breaking into the website, and then leaving with nothing.

They need to hack the Fed and expose their books to the world, like they should of been doing since they were created.


Unfortunately, they're not breaking into the websites at all.

A DDoS attack (pretty much what all these takedowns are) is just a bunch of people downloading the program Low Orbit Ion Cannon (LOIC), pointing it at a specific server, and clicking go. The program just repeatedly sends requests to the RIAA's server, and if this is done with hundreds of computers, the server becomes overloaded and crashes. All it does is take the website down for a short while. It's incredibly illegal, but easy to do with only a marginal chance of getting charged with anything.
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#27
lol "take down"

more like "minor inconvenience"

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lol "take down"

more like "minor inconvenience"


This.

Unrelated, but what was the Bach piece that wasn't actually written by him? Toccata and Fugue in D minor?
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This.

Unrelated, but what was the Bach piece that wasn't actually written by him? Toccata and Fugue in D minor?

Yeah!!

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Am I alone in thinking that DDoS attacks really don't mean anything important? All it means is that a bunch of people can open a program and point it at a single website together. 4chan is great at that.

I'm pretty sure that's the point of Anonymous. It doesn't have great power or any infrastructure, so it can act quickly and on issues that have a large support base.

Yeah, I'm down with Anon. Not a part of it, but they tend to pick their battles well. I hope it continues to the point of shocking congress into realizing there's a new generation in the electorate, not just Baby Boomers (which it seems some members have been). Of course then there's the issue of pesky copyright law...
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I don't get why people are mad about this, they're just trying to raise awareness for their cause. Other than being illegal it's no different than wikipedia blacking out.
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This poster is retarded.

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Unfortunately, they're not breaking into the websites at all.

A DDoS attack (pretty much what all these takedowns are) is just a bunch of people downloading the program Low Orbit Ion Cannon (LOIC), pointing it at a specific server, and clicking go. The program just repeatedly sends requests to the RIAA's server, and if this is done with hundreds of computers, the server becomes overloaded and crashes. All it does is take the website down for a short while. It's incredibly illegal, but easy to do with only a marginal chance of getting charged with anything.

To expand on this, picture the websites they are attacking as the signs in front of a store. What they are doing is tearing the signs down. Nothing in the store is affected.
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Finally they do something noteworthy.
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To expand on this, picture the websites they are attacking as the signs in front of a store. What they are doing is tearing the signs down. Nothing in the store is affected.


Yup. The FBI still has access to their secret files because they're not stored on the website.


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To expand on this, picture the websites they are attacking as the signs in front of a store. What they are doing is tearing the signs down. Nothing in the store is affected.

But how will customers know what's in the store?? They won't go since they don't know bringing the business to it's knees ...until they get a new sign.

But really, imagine if you stole the sign from FBI headquarters. Think about how bad ass that would be.
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^ Not in any concrete way, but it'll show up on the news and raise public awareness of the Megaupload takedown.
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raise public awareness of the Megaupload takedown.

Yeah, and what is that gonna do
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