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originally posted by: okamitengu
its unlikley to be one 15 year old in a guy fawkes mask, but thousands of bots, all over the world doing it, from hundreds of 15 year olds all over the world.
i don't rule out your possiblilty, but in all likely hood, the FBI would be able to tell if it was a single source.
and all reports seem to indicate a Ddos attack (just like was launched on ATS a few weeks back)
if you find anything new, post it here.
North Korea has meanwhile reportedly suffered a large-scale internet outage.
The US government has declined to comment on the internet outage. "We aren't going to discuss ... publicly, operational details about the possible response options or comment on those kind of reports in any way except to say that as we implement our responses, some will be seen, some may not be seen," state department spokeswoman Marie Harf said.
originally posted by: Iamschist
a reply to: NoRulesAllowed
Huge difference between a company hacking in retribution and the United States government. Also I saw no source stating it was the work of a teenage hacker.
As far as I remember (correct me if I am wrong!) if there is a DDoS attack my browser would still find the IP, it would say "Connecting to ATS...." and then time out.
In this case I cannot even LOOK UP THE IP, it says "looking up...."..and then aborts, it doesn't even get as far as attempting a connection. I am not a hacker or anything...but would a "conventional" DDoS cause this?
originally posted by: BlastedCaddy
Not trying to be dramatic...
This could cause a war.. Crazy right? Over a movie... Crazy midget over there in NoKo is just looking for a reason to try and do something. This makes dear leader look powerless. Just spit balling but it's in the realms of reason. Bet he shaking his cane in anger at the moment.
originally posted by: ZetaRediculian
what you are describing sounds like a name resolution issue. DNS. when you ping www.abovetopsecret.com, your computer is able to resolve that name because your ISP has a DNS entry for that. So for some reason, the DNS entry might not exist for the sites you cant get to.