reply to post by H1ght3chHippie
The thing is, you don't have to do an entire site. If you know what your mark is looking for, you can just redirect certain pages. Putting what you
want on front pages or in discussions of particular topics. No point in doing it all, since that's wasted resources in terms of time and effort.
(Tried to keep the explanation brief, so didn't fill in all the details. I'm sure somebody more knowledgeable could work out to what scale it's
possible.) The idea is to narrow it down in terms of focus to more effectively push certain agendas.
Also if you're redirecting traffic at a key point in the architecture you could also focus on certain address ranges. People coming from .mil or
something like that might see a sanitized version of a site, everyone else not so much, people from Europe might see Anon's version as they come in
via a different network route, etc. (But with cross talk and such in the background, keeping up a facade could be difficult. However this doesn't mean
that other modes of information flow could end up purposely DOS'd in order to push a certain bias with any remaining channels.)
In many ways it's much like doing this...
But dialed to 11 in terms of who you're messing with. Instead of a wifi network router, if you were doing this as part of an "information warfare"
operation, it might be that hub 3 hops away from the website you want to mess with.
In terms of tools to do this, not just domain servers or backbone router jumps but ISPs, etc. And the stuff that allows for "six strikes" redirects or
DOJ DMCA copyright takedown notices could easily be repurposed if hackers gain access. (I'd say there is some irony to that.)
Although to be more correct I should have said "web" is fractured on the title rather than "internet". (Wee hours of the morning when the idea hit me.
Getting the idea out before getting tired again and losing track.) But since one is part of the other, I thought most would get the idea. Pretty much
that the flow information can be messed with, and what the majority of people end up seeing may not be unadulterated by who knows what parties.
Of course there are arguments for https, TOR, etc... But how often are those used in terms of being able to quickly browse most sites? Not to mention
a lot of places online seem to put fancy locks on vaults with paper walls.
edit on 9-3-2013 by pauljs75 because: (no reason given)