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Anonymous Hack Philippine Disaster Website ahead of Deadly Typhoon

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posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 02:29 PM
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Wasn't really sure where to put this - it's not about the typhoon, but the (alleged) irrresponsible actions of the Anonymous group .... and IMO deserves a seperate thread

(so please feel free to move!)


A Philippines' government website dedicated to the prevention of national disasters has been hacked hours before a powerful typhoon was expected to hit the southeast Asian country.

Cyber pirates infiltrated the website of Dina, a new web service by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, and redirected visitors to a porn website.

"A server where we upload was hacked," said council executive director Eduardo del Rosario. The website is still not accessible.

Del Rosario said the local branch of hacktivist group Anonymous could have been behind the disruption, PhilStar newspaper reported.

Anonymous Philippines said that it had attacked several government websites as part of a global protest against internet censorship and corruption.


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Now, it may be coincidental, it may have been someone else. But if true, what does it tell us about Anonymous? Is this the end for them? How can anyone support an organisation that deliberately puts hundreds of thousands of lives in danger through wreckless ill-thought and irresponsible actions like this?




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posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 02:42 PM
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Just like any other group if it was Anonymous members they will make a statement saying they were acting on their own and the hack does not constitute an action of the group.

I believe it was either a different group of people or an accident. They did not attack the actual site (if I am reading this correctly) they attacked the db that housed the data. Which could house data for other things too and it was just an "innocent bystander"



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 02:50 PM
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Speculation is the favored weapon of the busybody, not the respected tool of the upstanding researcher. Let's wait until someone claims responsibility before drawing straws on what should be done or said about this.
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posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 02:55 PM
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Sorry,.my error. That was Reported by Sabari Selvan on Sunday, July 21, 2013.

E Hacker News

The search goes on.
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posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 02:59 PM
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www.facebook.com...

Alright, now we have something. Apparently, "Pr3 H4ck3r" is an Italy-based hacktivist who associates him/herself with Anonymous, although whether the regard is mutual is still uncertain.
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posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 03:11 PM
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My understanding of Anonymous is that they've been all over the map in the past in what causes they choose to take up and what activities they pursue.

It's not impossible to think they have some complete anarchists on board who might have thought this an appropriate action for whatever reason.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 03:13 PM
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I just can't see Anonymous hacking a website designed to help people even if it's a government site. I have always had the impression that they were for the people and against governments that abuse the people they are suppose to serve.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 03:42 PM
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I believe the problem is that I'm Anonymous. You're Anonymous. Quite literally, everyone is or could be Anonymous. That's been the problem from the start. Any goober with a cause and an idea of something to do about it can get a Guy Fawkes mask and become Anonymous. It doesn't even require the few bucks for the mask if they don't want a video to go with whatever they do.

They are legion ..because they have no members while having 7 billion members.

I tend to look at the actions in each case. In this one? Hacking that site, at any time ...but especially at a time when there is a looming crisis the site is made to address or convey info about, is criminal in my opinion.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 03:45 PM
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Yep, everyone is Anonymous just like everyone is Spartacus.

It was only a matter of time before that caught up with them. They might want to consider cleaning some house.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 04:12 PM
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Yeah, the problem is some people are under the wrong assumption anon is the secret fight club of the internet lol. Anon is whoever wants to be. There is no leaders, no hierarchy. Anyone who claims "oh that's not real anon", when anon does something they don't like is an idiot.

Anon is pure anarchy plain and simple.
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posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 04:35 PM
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Not THE Anonymous group. An anonymous group.

You are missing the point of anonymous.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 04:37 PM
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Likewise anyone who tries to pin all anonymous action on some coherent group is equally idiotic.

People just have to accept that any attack by anonymous hackers is just that anonymous hackers. Not some special group.

People are turning Anonymous into the NWO. They don't see the irony.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 04:42 PM
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Why can't you see that? You seem to have some inexplicable preconceived notion of what they would and wouldn't do. Except it's impossible to know which actions are connected to which hackers and which hackers were connected with the original anonymous concept. It could be all of anon (as you conceive it), some of them, one of them, or none of them.

Every anonymous hack that chooses to be anonymous is now associated with anonymous. It's a really easy concept that people seem to go out of their way not to grasp.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 04:42 PM
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Some anon bully kids until they commit suicide. Some anon troll memorial facebook pages for kicks. Some anon track down animal abusers and turn their info into the cops. Anon is everywhere. Anon is nowhere in particular.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 05:30 PM
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I do/did have preconcieved ideas of what anon was about. I based it on videos claiming to be anon. I'm confusing a movement with individuals and that is my bad. I may be misinformed concerning what anon stands for. I do understand what you are saying and it makes sense, I stand corrected.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 06:00 PM
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Anonymous has been stomped on, burned, discredited, trash talked, made to be 'a terrorist' group and every other thing one can imagine to stop people from paying attention to them. LulzSec, CabinCr3w top members have been "arrested" meaning they got given a choice either work for the NSA, CIA or rot in prison until you die. So now with the help of there new master hackers and code crackers the NSA can do "false flag OP's" just as take down a government website in a time when the people need it and stamp a Anon logo onto the deed further discrediting this once awesome idea that we are all the same and should live and be treated the same.

It will get worse. I see the signs on www.4chan.org /b/ (where anonymous lives and breaths and was born) The truth used to flow from the threads on that forum any topic was fare game. it was a community of people who have been kicked to the curb for not fitting in and doing what is normal, wanting change and freedom for all. That was the old days.... Now its just lots of porn and 14 year olds talking trash to each other. Real topics of interest are derailed fast. That's my two cents on Anon....sorry for the rant!



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 06:26 PM
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That surprises you? You became cool, and now everyone wants to be you.

It happens to all the best groups. You should have stayed underground as much as possible.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 06:45 PM
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ketsuko
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You should have stayed underground as much as possible.


That's what Tor is for



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 07:31 PM
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That's pretty much the point I was making.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 07:36 PM
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Yeah, I know. I was just elaborating.



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