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Anonymous hacks CIA

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posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 03:23 PM
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Well this is sure to end well, I mean there's no way TPTB can possibly use this to pass Draconian internet laws, is there?

Well done the CIA for pretending to hack the CIA though. Very clever.




posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 03:30 PM
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Highly doubtful that they even really hacked the site.
Hacking, in the technical realm implies that they got into the network.
What has happened appears to be a DOS server crash attack.

Hacking is a generic term used by all non-techies for any adverse actions within computers & networks.



posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 03:31 PM
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SOPA, PIPPA and so on could not stop DOS attacks.



posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 03:31 PM
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As mentioned this seems to be another *four letter expletive* FBI Friday which has seen similar attacks against the FBI, security groups such as Infragard etc

This is not new - has been happening since June 2011 at least.

Seems like it's an anti-sec attack more than just anonymous.

Translated: Anti-sec is the banner of targetting corrupt and bent security officials such as the FBI, CIA and dozens of other expensive online security companies who in some ways have all been responsible for quenching the truth, ripping people off or ruining their lives.



posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 03:31 PM
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WHOA, check this out. Forbes put this article out two days ago!

Can Hackers Destroy The Internet?

Weird. What do you guys think?



posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 03:32 PM
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Originally posted by macman
reply to post by MarlboroRedCowgirl
 

Highly doubtful that they even really hacked the site.
Hacking, in the technical realm implies that they got into the network.
What has happened appears to be a DOS server crash attack.

Hacking is a generic term used by all non-techies for any adverse actions within computers & networks.




Unless we get a paste-bin d0x (which i WON'T be linking - as I don't wanna get banned or violate any T+C here) it looks just like the usual traffic attack.

But if a d0x occurs then you know something has been compromised.

My bet is it's just a traffic attack.



posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 03:33 PM
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I smell Carp. In the water, on the surface, and on the bank. I smell Carp 5 days old. What is the real danger Anon brings onto every one of us. Internet lockdown. Speech lockdown. Who is Anon really? I gotta wonder, but I do smell Carp



posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 03:33 PM
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I think it is a staged event...

Present a problem, create a solution.



posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 03:35 PM
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Do you have any clue why the timing? What is it about Friday; typically a day where news goes to die throughout the weekend before some bigger news item takes over on Monday morning? I have a few pet theories but want to see if you, or anyone, has a solid idea as this time of week.



posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 03:37 PM
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Seriously, Anonymous needs to be caught. They claim that they don't do any harm but they steal personal information and hack the CIA. This group is a bunch of criminals, they deserve jail.



posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 03:38 PM
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Originally posted by Jason88
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Do you have any clue why the timing? What is it about Friday; typically a day where news goes to die throughout the weekend before some bigger news item takes over on Monday morning? I have a few pet theories but want to see if you, or anyone, has a solid idea as this time of week.


I assume (but only a guess) it's the end of the working week, ready for the weekend 'lulz'?

Maybe wrong though.



posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 03:42 PM
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synchronicity



posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 03:43 PM
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Anon again with their anooyances.

They didnt 'hack' the CIA, they simply held a DDoS campaign to block internet surfers from accessing the website.
Denial of Service, Overload the server with requests and n one can access the site.

They are not rifling through classified information relating to Roswell or anything, just annoying people as usual.



posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 03:43 PM
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You make a good point. There are a thousand ways this high-traffic website could have come down. Of course ANON would want to take this opportunity to take credit for something they actually had no part in.



posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 03:43 PM
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That makes sense, get a laugh before the weekend starts.

I was thinking looser security or tuned out web operators before the weekend, but these systems are mostly, if not all, automated.

Or, web traffic dies down on the East Coast and Europe, so these DOS bots are freed-up from their owners to act as Anon tools. Essentially more power from each zombie machine.

Or, that's the point. They don't want the huge publicity, because the CIA did it and they just need it "known" and not broadcast in the news all week.




posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 03:47 PM
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Originally posted by Jason88
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Do you have any clue why the timing? What is it about Friday; typically a day where news goes to die throughout the weekend before some bigger news item takes over on Monday morning? I have a few pet theories but want to see if you, or anyone, has a solid idea as this time of week.


Because there is nothing that pisses an IT person off more than anything is their system to be brought down on a Friday afternoon.



posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 03:52 PM
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still down =)



The new year has been an especially volatile time in what seems to be an escalating war for the internet, and there aren’t any signs that either side will be relenting any time soon.


always remember who started it...the people who should protect us (but never did)...



posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 03:52 PM
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Yep.
I bet someone's spouse angered the IT Gods by asking the dreaded "Can you get off early today?".
Now they will work all Friday evening/night.


Been there, done that. it sucks.



posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 03:54 PM
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Originally posted by macman
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Yep.
I bet someone's spouse angered the IT Gods by asking the dreaded "Can you get off early today?".
Now they will work all Friday evening/night.


Been there, done that. it sucks.


Me too, several times in my career.
When it happens on Friday, it often meant I had to work the entire weekend.



posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 03:58 PM
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New Headline "CIA Hacks Themselves"
"National Security is at stake! We must do something about these terrorists"

Really, who would benefit from this nonsense other than the CIA/MIC/CORP.GOV ?

Anonymous better watch out because this looks to me like the false flag type event they need to start rounding up hackers.

Perfectly timed to hit the weekend news cycle too.



From the Forbes article: Can Hackers Destroy the Internet -


One thing is certain, more computers and wireless devices are going to be compromised this year than were last year. Some companies will go out of business as a result. State secrets will be revealed.


Expect the punchline by Monday





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