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Anonymous to target foxnews.com today at 5pm est

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posted on Sep, 19 2008 @ 02:42 PM
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Originally posted by mybigunit
Hey they have all rights to do what they have to do. Frankly Im routing for them.


The Major can't help but be amused at your accidental pun. Through the magic of a spelling error you have gone from rooting for to routing for Anonymous. If only this had been intentional the Major might just proclaim that the lulziest thing the Major has heard in a long time. The Major is painfully aware it was just a mistake, and therefore will only requisition a faint smile from supply.

The Major will now allow on topic discussion to carry on.

Dismissed.




posted on Sep, 19 2008 @ 02:45 PM
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Originally posted by burdman30ott6
reply to post by mybigunit
 


They do? Does that mean I also have a right to cut your company's phone line anytime I feel like it, regardless of whatever important business calls you may be expecting?


I disagree with your comparisons here. It would be more like you and your friends all calling that business at the same time and clogging up their lines, no phisycal destruction needed.


Originally posted by burdman30ott6
If you run a hotdog cart, do I have a right to squirt superglue along the little door that allows you to open the cart, reach in, and gather up a dog for a customer, thereby preventing you from selling any hotdogs?


This would also involve physical destruction...


Originally posted by burdman30ott6
If you're an undertaker for a living, does that mean I'm within my rights to come along and fill in a grave you've just spent the morning digging before the casket has been placed in the hole?


This would involve tresspassing..

Not saying that Anon is in the right here, just saying that their actions don't constitute destruction of private property, or tresspassing...


Originally posted by IAttackPeople
So, the date and time of this "attack" has been widely advertised and disseminated across the internet community, right? Why do that?

So, what is everyone going to do at the appointed time? Why, start hitting foxnews.com to see if it has been attacked, of course! That's the "attack": Clogging the server with people just there to witness the advertised attack. No need to setup your own DDoS attack when you can have the masses do it for you.

Interesting piece of social engineering if it works.


That would be absolutely brillant...


[edit on 19-9-2008 by XTexan]



posted on Sep, 19 2008 @ 02:48 PM
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'anonymous' itself is an in joke.

Everyone and no one is anonymous.
The truth is anonymous is all the mean in the people who are actually pretty nice throughout the day. It's fight club all over again, meaningless people making a mark on society through being vicious. anonymous is not your personal army is a phrase people may be familiar with. People have jumped aboard this anonymous bandwagon and began to make it a personal army to settle vendettas and try make a change. that is new anonymous.
old anonymous is chaos.
I think someone is herding cats and trying to hurt the internet by using the anonymous bandwagon.



posted on Sep, 19 2008 @ 02:49 PM
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I disagree. Intelectual properties & electronic domains might not fit the definition of "physical" entities, but the effects of attacking them, that being a loss of revenue & a loss of resources needed to repair any damages, is very much a physical entity. Just as it takes time & money to redig a hole, repair a phone line, or apply superglue remover to a glued shut hotdog door, any successfull cyber attack on a network takes time & money to repair.

They may involve different mechanisms, but the end results are certainly comparable.



posted on Sep, 19 2008 @ 02:49 PM
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The sad thing is /b/ died along time ago, now its a bunch of new***s, I don't really care for the site anymore. I just hate to see it die so much right now. I remember when I could go on the site without a fear of it being seen by the government now.

According to my sources, /b/ is now being filtered and watched very closely, and IP addresses logged. So now I move onto other places.

Also its great to see some other /b/tards on this site.



posted on Sep, 19 2008 @ 02:51 PM
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This is what i hope happens today:


You can almost cut, copy, and paste that speech to what we are going through today.



posted on Sep, 19 2008 @ 02:58 PM
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Mmm

The whole thing smells very fishy, and makes me think more and more about the "Anonimous is a NSA fishing opperation" topic.

Fair chance these mntioned board are beeing monitored for aa long time allready.
I wouldnt be surprised if this is where the find their patsies for school schootings and oklahoma bombings




posted on Sep, 19 2008 @ 03:03 PM
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While the end results may be comparable, this attack (DDOS) is the same as having a lot of people call the same number at the same time. It will clog up the lines and prevent others from getting through, when the attack is over the service will return to normal, perhaps some servers would require restart, but no physical repairs would be needed. As far as I know Fox's newscasts would be unnaffected, and hence their main income generator (advertisements) would not be affected either...

Let me ask you this:

If instead they had proposed to clog up Fox news' phone lines all day, would you still have the same opinion on it?

All that being said, I just saw this:



Denial-of-service attacks are considered violations of the IAB's Internet Proper Use Policy.


Source

So I'll relinquish this arguement since I have no ground to stand on anymore


[edit on 19-9-2008 by XTexan]



posted on Sep, 19 2008 @ 03:12 PM
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Originally posted by burdman30ott6

Originally posted by spookjr
reply to post by FiatLux
 
This is a damn good way to protest and revolt PEACEFULLY


Oh really? You do realize that the term "peacefull" doesn't just mean not physically violent, don't you? It means you're not forcing yourself onto anyone via your protest. A good example of a peaceful protest would be gathering in a public place for a candlelight vigil. By hacking a network and causing a massive disruption to that server's traffic & destroying that network's abillity to provide service, they are leaving any realm of "peaceful" protest and entering the realm of attacks & domestic cyberterrorism. Personally, I hope & pray that every single one of them involved gets the book thrown at them because it is pieces of crap like them that make people scared to death of doing buisness over the internet. It is also people like them that provide the impetus for additional government regulation & oversight of the internet, which does lead to restriction of our freedoms.


Anonymous "gets it" and people like you are part of the cause of our nation's current predicament. Toothless protest gets nothing done. A candlelight vigil, are you stupid?

Let's take a moment and look back a the two famous protest movements in the 60's. The anti-war movement and the civil rights movement.

The anti-war movement was a bunch of avowed pacifists dressing up like psychadelic indians and waving signs. Their threat was that if the Johnson / Nixon administrations didn't end the war, well, then, the goofy protestors would wave their signs and protest a while longer. Nine years of protest. Clearly ineffective, as the Vietnam war ended only when finance and logistrics on the ground made it clear that the US could not sustain it. The hippies and protestors weren't even a dent.

Now the civil rights movement. Here we have almost the entire population of an ethnic segment in the US engaged at some level, from support to outright activism, in this movement. The leaders are up front advocating nonviolence. But the thing is, they were telling their fellows to not be violent. This is a sort of hidden message - how much damage could those millions of people cause if they did decide to get violent? Martin Luther King certainly preached and practiced nonviolent resistance... but standing behind him was the very real, very present reality that violence just might break out anyway... We saw this after his assassination. But you know what, it worked. Civil rights were (in theory) gained. Segregation was ended.

Hell, look over in India, at Gandhi. Total ahismist. He nearly starved himself to death when people used violence for Indian independence. But I'm sure he realized that, without that same threat standing behind him, the threat that things could become very bad, very quickly, his dream would not be realized.

Silent, passive protest does not work. Neither does armed rebellion. But if you want to push a change, you need to have an option B that has teeth.



posted on Sep, 19 2008 @ 03:14 PM
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There is still a ground to stand on and that is this. Media (Fox News Especially) QUIT SMEARING PEOPLE!!!!! Like I stated above the media gets away with way to much so maybe its their turn to fill a little pinch.


Burdman let me ask you something. What is the difference between Fox News smearing someones website to try and get people to not visit it and someone shutting down fox's site for a short time? There is no difference. Eye for an Eye Tooth for a ****ing tooth.



posted on Sep, 19 2008 @ 03:20 PM
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What I meant was that I won't defend the innocence of a DDoS attack, since it is actually illegal... I do however still support its use to get a point accross...


These days you have to threaten their money, or they won't listen...

[edit on 19-9-2008 by XTexan]



posted on Sep, 19 2008 @ 03:26 PM
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I'll be disappointed if I try to access foxnews.com in 40 mins and it's up



posted on Sep, 19 2008 @ 03:34 PM
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Seems like a cheap(read:free) way to get people to come to your site.. I bet they have more traffic today then in the history of the site.. Driving their "AD" revenue through the roof .

Touche fox news ... Touche..




[edit on 19-9-2008 by d11_m_na_c05]



posted on Sep, 19 2008 @ 03:39 PM
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Did I say anything about effectiveness anywhere in my post? Did I once tout a candlelight vigil as being the quickest way to get a point across? No, I did not. If you're going to call me "stupid" maybe you might want to at least read my damn post and make sure you've comprehended it first, dude.

I said a cyber attack isn't a PEACEFUL form of protest as FiatLux claimed it to be. I then offered an example of what a PEACEFUL protest actually is. I never said that shutting down someone's website wasn't effective. It is effective, effective at making everyone hate your damn guts and cheer when you're apprehended and thrown in jail for cyber terrorism.

MyBigUnit:

Uh, so far you've failed to demonstrate that what Fox said about 4chan wasn't at least based on some accurate descriptions. We've already seen a couple of people in this very thread who identify themselves as frequenting 4chan and admit that child porn is posted there by its members (though said ATS posters are apparently willing to write it off as "harmless" because the people doing it are just doing it to show that "they can.") If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, there's a high degree of probabillity that you're dealing with a duck. The same hold true here. It would be inaccurate for the MSM to claim ATS is "full of pedophiles" because to my knowledge, nobody has ever attempted to post child pornography on ATS and if they have, it certainly was deleted instantly by the first mod to see it and the account was immediately banned. The same cannot be said of 4chan.

Your intense hatred of anything FOX news has clouded your judgement here.



posted on Sep, 19 2008 @ 03:45 PM
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anonymous should do something that wil acutally get peoples attention. like, I dunno hacking the .gov or .mil websites.



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posted on Sep, 19 2008 @ 03:52 PM
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posted on Sep, 19 2008 @ 03:53 PM
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what's everyone doing?? just watching fox news on tv and refreshing foxnews.com??? what exactly is suppossed to be on tv pertaining to O'Reilly?



posted on Sep, 19 2008 @ 03:58 PM
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burdman, that wasn`t me that made that statement, it was spookjr. Go look at the quote you used from that. It was spookjrs responce to me where that was said.



posted on Sep, 19 2008 @ 04:00 PM
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I have fox news website up and watching fox news.. one minute and counting.. prepare to be disappointed =(


edit to add- that was fun /sigh nothing will ever be done

[edit on 19-9-2008 by Ketzer22]



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