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This is it, Anonymous goes Nuclear.

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posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:48 AM

In the aftermath of Wednesday's SOPA/PIPA blackout protests, the Internet community amassed quite a bit of goodwill, flexed its muscles in a friendly, humorous, civil-disobedience kind of way, and, remarkably, even managed to change quite a few minds. Just 24 short hours later, Anonymous legions nuked that goodwill and took cyber security into thermonuclear territory

. The real question now is: were they played? As I write this, #OpMegaUpload is in full effect. The Internet is seemingly coming down all around me. Global Internet traffic is fluctuating between 13 percent and 14 percent above normal, and, as you can see from the above image, global network attacks were up 24 percent. Affected sites include the White House, the FBI, the Department of Justice, multiple record label sites, the MPAA, and RIAA, and the U.S. Copyright Office

. The attacks were spawned by a large-scale indictment and the arrest of four people associated with a hosting and storage site called Megaupload, all accused of online piracy. In a collective rage, Anonymous lashed out with the force of a cyber-nuke. The display of power is awesome--there will be a lot of high-fiving hackers tonight, that's for sure. And given the massive power of the legions, this story will get more attention in just a few hours than the SOPA/PIPA blackouts ever did. WIN! But then the other shoe will drop.

I think the takedown of megaupload, shortly after the blackouts was a strategic plan, by goverment to get them to do something about this. Almost the same as some would speculate about 911, but the cyber version of that tragic event.

This however, might be alot worse than what SOPA and PIPA plans to too.

My sources tell me the timing of the Megaupload arrests was no accident. The federal government, they say, was spoiling for a fight after the apparent defeat of SOPA/PIPA and not a little humiliation at the hands of the Web. And what better way to bolster the cause for cyber-crackdown than by pointing to a massive display of cyber-terrorism at the hands of everyone's favorite Internet boogeyman: Anonymous?

Yep, i would agree with the author of the article on that. This is all just way to convenient. It seems like Anonymous might finally be fingered as the fallguy, and well, lead to massive actions on the net.

Here is the link to the full article. Please read and discuss it, at your leisure of course.

Link to full article.


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posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:52 AM
reply to post by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep

The government wants more control.

They create Annonymous.

They plan SOPA, the attacks on Megaupload, and carry out an attack on themselves staged by "annonymous".

They are then "forced" to confront this attack by increasing internet scrutiny and censorship from this "attack".

Annon IS the government.

Create a problem- - - - > Come in with a solution.


posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:55 AM
the story isn't new but they say a picture speaks a thousand words, and that network map is jawdropping.

I don't know if anyone picked up on this, but megaupload is back, kind of, according to one of anon's twitter feeds. I don't know the specifics on that one, I don't think anyone has all the details, largest scale DDoS ever? and whoever is doing the house of white hack has balls of steel.

ed: problem reaction solution to quote david icke on his less out there theories. that particular one is bang on, the reptiles however I am not so certain of.
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posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:56 AM
reply to post by beezzer

I am still not convinced that Anonymous is the goverment, or even a goverment front.

It is the natural conclusion that many will jump too, however, it is just to easy and transparent.


posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:57 AM
OMG This is major . What would they do if SOPAA passes?

And , VVV I re sized your cool avatar for you.

posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 02:09 AM
reply to post by bluemooone2

Thank you!!


posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 02:24 AM
So your telling me that Anonymous' great plan is to do alot of DDoS attacks? Virtual sit ins? Look out the revolution has started

posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 02:31 AM
I can not believe, and am quite disgusted that someone actually called this a "Nuclear Cyber Attack." V3 I know that you did not post that, and I am fully directing that comment at the author of the CNet article.

This was and is in no way anything of the sort, it was an elaborate DDoS attack. It wasn't a hack which stole data, damaged data, caused service interruptions on a relevant scale, or caused mass panic across even a region. It was a simple little DDoS attack which was used as a revolt against big bad Papa G.

People are seriously taking this way too far. I can understand how people are bent out of shape over Megaupload shutting down, but these things do happen. It had servers in the US, and by law, that makes them fair game. The retaliation which was taken up by Anonymous was childish at best, and was in no way a major reply to the federal government.

Now, I do agree that this certainly does not make us look good in terms of progress we've attempted to put forward in regards to SOPA/PIPA. However, this also examplifies the fact that SOPA/PIPA are completely and utterly unnecessary pieces of legislation that are not required to enforce combat of piracy in the United States. It also only re-enforces the people's reaction if such a bill were to pass. This was not cyber terrorism. This was a temper tantrum.

It's over, move on.

posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 03:15 AM
reply to post by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep

I wouldn't call 24% (peak) above normal activity to be um .... "nuclear" ..

Nor would I say that DoS attacks are "powerful"

But I think it's plain to see some people are very upset about the site being taken down.

posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 03:27 AM
Believe it or not, Anonymous is not siding with the Gov

There way more worse to come in Anonymous store


posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 04:26 AM
Calling this anonymous retaliation 'nuclear' is a little stretch, no?

As stated before, this was just a DDOS attack, nothing major, just overloading of a website.

It would be the equivalent of doing a boycott of a store by filing it to capacity with people who are not buying anything and not allowing others in.

Nothing nuclear there if you ask me.

This is why I do not think Anon has anything to do with government, if it was a government front they would be doing damage and stealing national security secrets, not DDOS attacks. When we start hearin about 'huge hacks' where hackers have stole 'secrets' and they are never released then I will start worrying about a front.

The government would be blowing it out of proportion if they were a front, as for now, as far as I can tell, they are just an annoying fly buzzing around to them, they really don't even take the seriously.

I wish Anon did have more power. Imagine what would happen if you hacked a bank and made all the mortgages go down to $0. Wow, now that would sticking it to the man...

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posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 04:31 AM
I think something is coming, and they want to shut down every independent site, so they could have absolutely power over the information and over the internet!

posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 05:42 AM
Anonymous is ..well, anonymous. They could be anyone. Which makes it
really easy for the government to pretend to be...Anonymous.

posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 12:56 PM
It is funny how people act like this is new... Anonymous has been doing this for ages and calling it nuclear dosent change anything.

If it was that bad then i wonder why sites like mpaa is back up...

posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:08 PM
reply to post by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep

These Ddos attacks were different. Now you only have to click a link instead of Downloading software. Making it much easier to trick people into attacks.

posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:13 PM

Originally posted by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep
reply to post by beezzer

I am still not convinced that Anonymous is the goverment, or even a goverment front.

By design, anyone or any group, government and its agencies can be "Anonymous"

It isn't who is doing what in any particular case that matters, only the agenda and where it fits best.

posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:17 PM
reply to post by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep

You may well be right bout thr government stratergy for taking down MU. Will they introduce new laws stating the attacks as dangerous, who knows. But take heart as I do, I am kind of hoping they really crack down mwga hard, and I mean really hard on everyone, because this indeed will wake up everyone not awake. In the words of "obe one knobi" strike me down and I will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine

My worry is that they will salami slice the taking down of the web to avoid repercussions. I guess we will have to wait and see.

To be honest, if anonymous really want to wake up the masses for good they would be best taking down twitter and facebook and blaming it on the government. For then the sheeple will be pi*s*d and will demand an explanation. A kind of false flag in reverse if you like

posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:29 PM
reply to post by Nikola014

They tested the water and found it hot as hell.
Tell me that they do not know that if they pursue this vein, than we (the internet) will make sure the majority of them will all lose their jobs in this upcoming election. It is as simple as that.

posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:39 PM
Doesn't look like a "nuclear" event to me. Out of the sites listed below, the Dept of Justice was the only one unavailable. unavailable

posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:45 PM
reply to post by beezzer

Yeah they are trying to fulfil certain prophecies to have people believe the time, yet it clearly states in the bible that this will happen. Do not be fooled nor be afraid. Doomsday is not everyones payment but simply doomsday for those that are........whats the word......playing the role of God.
When God returns, soon, those conspirators and manipulators and all the rest of those that are part of the system of things will get their comeuppance. Fear not, have faith. Trust and spread the good news that God and his kingdom is coming.
In the mean time go to google sky highlight the infrared and there you will see something that is horned.

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