Wikileaks and Anonymous making internet history..

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    Wikileaks and Anonymous making internet history..

    just wondering if you guys have been reading up on all of this? i have and i am scared to what kind of after shock this will cause in the internet and how the government will react to it. (random news article[there are tons out there already])





    It’s only 12.30pm in Boston and local IT guy Gregg Housh sounds chipper – he should be exhausted. His phone call with me is already his 34th interview today. He’s just finished chatting with CNN and in the middle of our conversation I can hear the “beep, beep” of another would-be interviewer on the other line.
    Housh is the official mouthpiece of Anonymous, the loosely-knit group of computer hackers who brought down the Webvsites of MasterCard and Visa in retaliation for they way they have cut off funding services to WikiLeaks. He can reveal his identity because he’s not taken part in any of the illegal hacking activities. Instead, he observes what’s being said by about 3,000 folks on Anonymous’ chat servers. “I know everyone and what’s going on,” he says.
    What’s today’s beef? “Mostly it’s been talk about PayPal,” Housh says. “They’ve been talking about what the next moves and targets are, but nothing seems to have risen to the top yet.” It’s not been that hard to choose targets in recent days. As soon as a company “does something to p*** them off… they launch the attack.”
    There have been some 6,000 downloads of the group’s botnet, the tool to help carry out the attacks, but no indication of how many have successfully installed it.
    The group tried and failed today to bring down Amazon (a pretty tall order) and is still working on PayPal for similar reasons.
    Which are….? “Here’s the big problem: there is no proof of criminal activity,” says Housh of WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange. “It’s the only ways people have to get you guys to pay attention,” he cries. “Aim number one was to get media attention. If they got no attention they’d stop.”
    In that regard, the hackers have been phenomenally successful. As of this afternoon Google News is picking up more than 13,000 news articles about Anonymous, including soon enough, this one.
    As Forbes’ Andy Greenberg reports today, the hackers and their attacks known as Operation: Payback have become a sideshow to the continuing “drip of scandalous information from WikiLeaks.”
    Housh, 34, runs a company that consults on web optimisation and had his own brush with the law in his youth, when he illegally downloaded thousands of songs, movies and games. “I was very much made an example of,” he says.
    We may hear more from him if another company declares it has cut off some form of service to WikiLeaks, though Housh cannot think of who else there could be. Or nothing could happen and the folks from Anonymous have less fuel for their online gripe sessions.
    “It’s so fluid and there’s so little forward-thinking or plans,” he says. “We just don’t know what happens tomorrow.”
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    What are you talking about ?


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    tl;dr: Internet <3's wikileaks, Mastercard&Visa prohibited donations being made to Wikileaks, people got a mad and DDoS'd the fuck out of Visa and Mastercard, which both went down in numerous countries, but are now back up. People are still mad at this dickery, so if a company fucks shit up, shit shall go down.

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    yea, they also created a tool that can be downloaded and installed on your computer that will give them remote control of your pc so they can increase there power. they released it today and as of 12:00 o'clock central American time they had 37000 downloads..

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    Re: Wikileaks and Anonymous making internet history..

    Quote Originally Posted by snocher View Post
    yea, they also created a tool that can be downloaded and installed on your computer that will give them remote control of your pc so they can increase there power. they released it today and as of 12:00 o'clock central American time they had 37000 downloads..
    real power comes from the botnets though

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    It's really interesting though; it's the first time the public has ever been fully involved in a war, and it is the first true cyber-war ever. Where is the download for the program you speak of?

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    i dont have the link and i dont want to down load it because im afraid of the malware. im sure you can find it at 4chan.net tho. taht is where anonymous originated from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
    It's really interesting though; it's the first time the public has ever been fully involved in a war, and it is the first true cyber-war ever. Where is the download for the program you speak of?
    This is far from the first cyber war ever. It's the first war that the media and the general public knows about and directly effects a large amount of countries, sure, but it's definetly not the first cyber war. Pakistan and India, China and Japan and many other countries have had small 'cyber wars'; defacing websites, launching Denial Of Service, getting personal information, etc.

    I just like to say that what’s happening with Wikileaks now is a disgrace, and a sign of how little freedom and democracy we actually have. Freedom of press is one of the most important concepts we have, and it’s not only being eroded away, it’s getting assassinated in broad daylight.
    That echoes my thoughts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AquarianPython View Post
    This is far from the first cyber war ever. It's the first war that the media and the general public knows about and directly effects a large amount of countries, sure, but it's definetly not the first cyber war. Pakistan and India, China and Japan and many other countries have had small 'cyber wars'; defacing websites, launching Denial Of Service, getting personal information, etc.
    I said "true" as in big, sorry I didn't specify. Or maybe I don't even mean big, it's just, as you said, but the first one in the USA, or Europe. The fact that it also involves the protection of a website that released hundred's of thousands of secret documents makes it all the more tense and interesting, which is why I call it true.

    Or it's just because it's the first cyber war that anyone has actually heard about?

    I don't know, depends on your PoV.
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