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Major US East Coast hack

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posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 11:18 AM
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originally posted by: LifeMode
Can't order from Amazon. Thanks Hillary. Was going to vote for you but now that bridge is burned. All because of your damn private server.


There's so much wrong with this, I dont even know where to begin.




posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 11:25 AM
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Read about this just a few hours ago and well it seems more like an automated attack than a goal oriented attack.

More like a botnet was being exercised and improved upon. You haven't seen nothing yet, wait until even more of our lives DEPEND on the internet, that's when you'll see a DDoS on the scales that will scare you.

We have yet to really see a wide spread DDoS that put's sites down for a while, it's very possible, with the way people become so complacent with technology and security in general it's only a matter of time before the perfect storm occurs to force the new net on us all in the name of security and propganda, this will be when many average users start using darknets and sidechains more as well as the birth of the freedomnet ( group of underground folks dedicated to networking each other to formulate an unrestricted access.

What's amazing is we still use the internet like we do, never would I ever imagined people putting so much information about themselves online, as if they just don't care, I understand many " feel " they have nothing to hide, but that's not the case, it's that you are even searchable and can be found for any number of reasons, the Salem witch trials come to mind.

Having a persona and having your life online are two completely different things.



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 11:27 AM
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Think it is happening again. Twitter and pinterest just went down.

Also

map.norsecorp.com...#/



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 11:28 AM
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originally posted by: angeldoll


Well something is going on with Amazon. I haven't been able to order anything in two days.


That's odd, I ordered colored pencils on there yesterday evening and it says "Order is on the way.. arriving by 8pm tomorrow". I'm on the East coast (New England) as well.



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 11:30 AM
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a reply to: kngfc

Does anyone think we should be worried if we have a Credit Card saved on Amazon?



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 11:31 AM
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originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: kngfc

Does anyone think we should be worried if we have a Credit Card saved on Amazon?


I'm wondering the same thing.



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 11:31 AM
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originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: kngfc

Does anyone think we should be worried if we have a Credit Card saved on Amazon?


I would be. But again- Im on the Mr Robot train and I see this Ddos attack as some kind of honey pot for a future major hack



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 11:32 AM
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a reply to: FamCore

Probably not? DDoS usually are just disruptive, not theft related. I would however monitor that card, like any card that is stored online anywhere.



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 11:33 AM
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originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: kngfc

Does anyone think we should be worried if we have a Credit Card saved on Amazon?


No. a DDoS attack is purely to prevent the site from working.

There's nothing that suggests the sites were actually hacked or information was gathered.



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 11:36 AM
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A lot of the affected sites are back up....Github is still down though.



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 11:38 AM
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Most people consider a DDOS attack different then a hack.



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 11:38 AM
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Link fixed and yes my avatar is awful.

I really don't know what's going on but I'm on the east coast now and my connection to websites have been dropping out.

Hopefully this is nothing serious but something doesn't sit right. Be it a hack or a "test", something is happening.



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 11:40 AM
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originally posted by: roadgravel
Most people consider a DDOS attack different then a hack.


But which sells papers and gets views more on news sites?

East Coast sites hacked!!!!

East Coast sites prevented from running correctly due to an attack of (possibly) thousands of computer/phone/tablet trying to connect at the same time.



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 11:42 AM
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originally posted by: kngfc
Link fixed and yes my avatar is awful.

I really don't know what's going on but I'm on the east coast now and my connection to websites have been dropping out.

Hopefully this is nothing serious but something doesn't sit right. Be it a hack or a "test", something is happening.


It's an attack. A DDoS attack (distributed denial of service). It's done and doing exactly what it was designed to do. Prevent websites/servers from functioning properly or at all.



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 11:52 AM
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This may/may not be unrelated, but iHeart Radio is not functioning either (I usually listen to Rush via iHeart) and I've got nothing. I tried using Tunein so that I could get another station but same thing happened.

Stations themselves are still broadcasting as I could hear it when I was in my car, but when I came inside to try and listen through my phone no deal.

If there's some potentially big info coming out keeping as many people from hearing it would make sense.



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 11:55 AM
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If our government was behind this, could it be for the purpose of blaming the Russians... and an added bonus of keeping people from reading the Wikileaks release?



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 11:55 AM
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a reply to: FamCore

I'm worried.



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 11:59 AM
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posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 12:02 PM
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Dyn warns of another attack


"We have begun monitoring and mitigating a DDoS attack against our Dyn Managed (Domain Name System) infrastructure. Our Engineers are continuing to work on mitigating this issue," Dyn said on its website at 11:52 a.m.



A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is when a web service is intentionally overwhelmed by traffic from many sources. It is a common method for digital assaults. The White House said U.S. authorities are monitoring reports of attack on the internet services company and whether it is a "criminal act," according to Reuters. Many prominent websites including Amazon, Twitter, Spotify and CNBC.com were shut down for two hours Friday morning by an earlier denial of service attack.



Dyn warns of another attack



posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 12:05 PM
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originally posted by: Tristran
Well if this is the Russian, China invasion, then it proves that America does not have God protecting her anymore.


Like many old folks, god isn't very well-versed on the internet.
edit on 10/21/2016 by eNumbra because: (no reason given)




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