posted on Aug, 10 2008 @ 01:05 PM
Bill Thanks for telling us and the hard work,
Good Luck getting the data back.
Now Given the strange incident when it crashed this morning, and also the ATS system that appears to be compromised do you believe this is "normal"
bugs in the machine?
It is apparent that as very little personally identifiable data, and sharing of private information is very scarce on the Boards, due to the nature of
ATS and its topics posters;
Therefore the only real way for ATS members to network and give email address and other info to other members for growth, networking and affiliation
of like minded views, is therefore the U2U system.
Given the current world events, the % of members on ATS who probably have, or are involved in Direct Action (non violent :-) and of an only lobbyist,
or information sharing way!) the timing to me seems to indicate that there is a "intelligence" behind this (I was going to say Higher but... mmm
ahem not soo!) and a reason that this has happened?
The ability of the Network, to allow such disparate groups and individuals, who none the less have common ground across a broad range of issues to
communicate or "meet" properly for the first time is probably unparalleled anywhere else on the web, here at ATS.
Given this, and the type of U2U ATS has, with no attachment ability, plain text and web based on your own servers, am I correct in saying that in fact
this could be an attempt to discourage, or break up such a network of contacts.
That also I dare say some of the information exchanged on the U2U basis in ATS may be of a "sensitive" or such like nature that in fact this is
being compromised and threatens, is ATS under attack?
And if so is the timing significant or just a normal day at the office for those who have done it/ if such an event has happened!
We all do provide information when we join up to ATS, in addition to this when I joined a Web Based email address was not usable, you had to have a
Contract Based email e.g. @bt.co.uk or such like. Is that information that was provided to ATS secure, could someone who has compromised the u2u
system also have seen my account info, or details from joining that would provide to them, given their abilities, to easily locate previous or current
address's and names etc?
It does not matter that much, as in, how could it have happened etc, ATS let us down, if such a thing has happened, but we deserve the truth and you
know more than most how important it is for some people here to know if such information is compromised, seriously some peoples lively-hoods or even
lives could be in danger!
Obviously depending on what or from where they posted, but that is a very real possibility, the amnesty site alone is testament to that!
Many members may have the fear that if their ATS privacy was compromised, and because of what we write about, personal experiences etc, well that
information could be used to create a link, to previous affiliations, experiences and actions!
Strangely enough I nearly contacted a mod last week (which look at my history I don't except to say like ATS down, or thanks etc) because a few
strange things happened after I made a post.
Should I be concerned about A place in Texas name starts with Fort?
lots of attempted hacking onto my PC from their last week, much much!
More than I have ever had and online since 32 k modems!
My laptop was stolen the next day!
The police thought it was very strange indeed, very very very quick and silent, someone was in the house at the time!!!
I just ignored it, thought about for like 10 seconds, thought the paranoid ibee geebes where upon me! Also my passport and driving license, but the
wallet was left !!! next to the laptop!!!!!
Has anyone else had a laptop Computer stolen in the last week and massive hacking attempts?
I/We certainly need to know Bill!
Elf Edit so it can be read!
[edit on 10-8-2008 by MischeviousElf]