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Reports that the Banks of America's website has been experiencing some downtime due to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks by the pro-WikiLeaks and pro-piracy group Anonymous have been confirmed.
Bank of America recently ceased processing donations to the whistleblower group WikiLeaks after the organization revealed that Bank of America may be the subject of the next set of confidential documents to be released.
Originally posted by bobdole210
www.observer.com... then 4chan was shut down and it's pretty much anons home base, how is all that happening and it didn't even get a topic on above top secret
"B of A has been targeted for over 5 hours. The hive is not very strong so the total volume is relatively small, not really impacting anything at the moment, it’s more just an annoyance. The attackers are rotating targets, first targeting www.bankofamerica on one port (HTTP), then on another (HTTPS), then they switched the target to Bank of America’s nameservers. Lot’s of different vectors as well – UDP and SYN Floods as well as ICMP flooding."
"The attack was largely ineffective because the IRC channel used for the command and control of the LOIC tool was not functioning properly. Without the organized command and control structure (what is called the “hive-mind”), manual attacks are cumbersome."
"Anonymous leaders were recommending that their followers use the manual method, which makes a concerted effort much more difficult as users have to set up the tool with the correct target, protocol, and number of threads to use. Monitoring Anonymous communications on IRC channels revealed that there was much disarray and overall the effort appeared to be very disorganized."
Originally posted by Djarums
So... wouldn't the appropriate action be to use their tremendous numbers to pressure the bank by encouraging boycotts?
Originally posted by AGRESSION
Could Wikileaks be The Fed.
Food for thought.edit on 29-12-2010 by AGRESSION because: (no reason given)