Posts Tagged ‘Anonymous’
Go Daddy outage knocked down plenty of sites, wasn’t a “hack”.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 October 2012 06:50 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 11 September 2012 06:18
Everyone hates Mondays, it’s a common idea that the beginning of the work week brings some form of malady to erase all the outrageous fun had over the weekend. Thus Monday proved no different with domain registrar Go Daddy going down, taking a majority of internet sites with it. Sites numbering in the “millions”. We here at DHTG as well as our sister site Girls of Geek, were taken offline for a significant amount of time but today has proven a new day. According to Go Daddy, the issues have been fully resolved and full functionality has been restored. Now that we’re all back, was it a hack?
Shortly after the outage began, an alleged member of Anonymous took credit for the outage for no other reason than to “test the cyber security”. Go Daddy claims the outage was actually a result of a “series of internal network events that corrupted router data tables”. After the company identified the problems, they began steps to rectify the widespread outage. Not sure if Go Daddy was hacked or not but the outage leaves them looking like fools either way.
We owe you a big apology for the intermittent service outages we experienced on September 10th that may have impacted your website and your interaction with GoDaddy.com.
The service outage was due to a series of internal network events that corrupted router data tables. Once the issues were identified, we took corrective actions to restore services for our customers and GoDaddy.com. We have implemented measures to prevent this from occurring again.
For now the damage seems minimal with their customers’ sites back up and running. Go Daddy is adamant that no personal or financial information was compromised so at least it was a Sony Network type crash. Only time will tell if Anon really was behind it and if it will happen again.
[Update] BlueToad The Likely Source Of Apple’s Stolen UDIDs
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 September 2012 01:28 Written by Laddie13 Tuesday, 11 September 2012 01:28
BlueToad, a digital publisher based in Florida, thinks it may be the source of Apple’s 12 million stolen UDIDs that hacking group Anonymous claims to have taken from a FBI laptop. BlueToad who specializes in creating digital and mobile editions of many publications claims they were “the victim of a criminal cyber attack, which resulted in the theft of Apple UDIDs from our systems.”
“Anonymous” switching over to the good side? [VIDEO]
Last Updated on Monday, 16 July 2012 11:26 Written by The Geek Tuesday, 17 July 2012 04:30
Hackers, web terrorists, freedom fighters, anarchists whatever you want to call Anonymous they know their stuff. When the group says they are going to go after a site or group it can mean total breach of their systems and more. Looks as if they are taking a break from ripping through companies files and pointing their stare to pedophiles of the world. As of last week Anonymous has launched Operation PedoChat and released the names, email addresses , and IP addresses of several hundred alleged site users. This will not be the first time they have gone after the nasties. Last October they pointed their V masks at Freedom Hosting and accused the company of knowingly hosting child porn sites.
“Recently it has come to our attention that there has been a surge of websites dedicated to pedophiles for chat and picture sharing. These Pedophiles openly advocate concepts like ‘man-boy love,’ stating that 8-year-old boys enjoy it and pray on their attention,” Anonymous’s statement reads. “This is not limited to boys, boards for little girls exist and operate with impunity. Child pornography is frequently traded and even innocent pictures of random children (at the beach, on a playground, in their homes) are publicly fantasized about.”
Read on for more…
Anonymous Attacks Japanese Government- Or Did They?
Last Updated on Thursday, 28 June 2012 09:07 Written by JCWaitWat Thursday, 28 June 2012 01:00
You could say that Anonymous, the cyber activism group, are synonymous with cyber attacks on international sites and speaking out against abuses of human rights. For instance, in February of this year a member of Anonymous posted the email addresses and passwords of of Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian President, his wife Asma al-Assad, and countless other senior figures in the regime. However this week the Japanese government, namely the Supreme Court and Finance Ministry, have reportedly come under cyber attack. According to AnonPR, a site that supposedly speaks on the group’s behalf, said that the attacks were due to the recent copyright laws passed in Japan:
Japan, home to some of the greatest technological innovations throughout history has now decided to go down the path as well and cave into the pressures of the content industry to combat piracy and copyright infringement. Earlier this week Japan approved an amendment to its copyright law, which will give authorities the right to imprison citizens for up to two years simply for downloading copyrighted material
We at Anonymous believe strongly that this will result in scores of unnecessary prison sentences to numerous innocent citizens while doing little to solve the underlying problem of legitimate copyright infringement.