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Originally posted by Kingbreaker
hmm this particular anon threat smells like a false-flag, in order to enact more internet control as was previously stated. this would be playing into the pro-control argument too much, if they succeeded.
Originally posted by LadySkadi
The NYSE back-up servers are probably in a secret bunker in the Antarctic ...
Anon. is over-reaching, assuming this declaration is Anon. approved.
Originally posted by thepixelgarden
You know what's weird? I've watched Anonymous take down credit card sites, the RIAA site, and a few other things... and they always give an explanation speech during or right after doing it. But this.... giving the world a 6-day heads-up? It just doesn't seem like something that Anon would normally do.
Originally posted by rcubed1080
This could be something big if NYSE does not take proactive measures...
Think about it, anything and everything connected to the internet is in theory vulnerable to an attack. The only way to protect yourself is to be unplugged. There is no such thing as being connected and "safe." Don't bring up linux, don't bring up macs, windows machines are just attacked more because most people have them, and it's what you average hacker is used to.
Anon said in their news release that they'd erase the NYSE; not DDOS attack, there is a big difference, a DDOS attack is no worse than a thousand people trying to jam into a McDonald's at the same time, no one get's their burger, but the store is back open the next day.
Another thing to consider, the attack is already made, it is to late for the NYSE to do anything, because the virus is in place and dormant until the 10th.
Originally posted by diddlydo
Everyone realizes if this were to actually occur it would cause our current econmic situation to get much worse. Imagine the great depression multiplied.
Originally posted by UnaChispa
What kind of attacker warns his victim of an attack and tells them which day it will take place. If that is really Anon, that was not too bright...... I'm starting to question motives....
Originally posted by Domo1
Thanks for screwing the internet freedoms you claim to protect. Not a great way to garner support for your cause.
Originally posted by dudly
ANONYMOUS Issues Threat - On October 10 The NYSE Will Be Erased From The Internet - Operation #InvadeWallStreet
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Anonymous takes over NYSE
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