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Jollyroger-1One of the things that has always bothered us with the way that many companies involved in the “war on piracy” behave is that while they talk about the amount of money they lose every year to piracy they are always willing to dump even more into schemes that have almost no chance of doing any real good. It also bothers us that many of these companies stretch the laws and legal guidelines (to put it mildly) to achieve their goals.

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Sunday, 04 March 2012 11:38

Symantec Joins the NSA in Spreading FUD...

anonSymantec, perhaps in an effort to reclaim some of their reputation, has released a report claiming that some people involved in the DDoS attacks after the MegaUpload take down may have been tricked into downloading a data stealing virus. In a post on Symantec’s own blog they have built a nice (and plausible) timeline of events complete with images (although no links) showing how this happened right around the 20th of January. Many news sites have picked this up and are busy wirting articles about how Anonymous has been hacked... Now the question is, is any of this true?

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Sunday, 12 February 2012 09:31

Anonymous has a busy weekend

broken-lockAnonymous had a rather big weekend starting off with taking down the CIA’s public website This was done through an interesting trick that appeared to be a combination of a DDoS and some DNS tinkering. On the day of the outage the CIA’s website resolved to which when looked up showed as an address belonging to an IP pool in the UK. Once the attack was completed the site resolved to which is undeniably part of the same range, but now shows as a US IP range.  Looking at the evidence this could possibly be a new form of attack from the collective. Unfortunately we just do not have enough information on the subject to be sure and the CIA is not releasing any new information.

Published in News
Friday, 10 February 2012 17:25

Anonymous takes down the CIA's Website UPDATE

anonIt looks like Anonymous has succeeded in taking down the website of the CIA. After announcing a tweet at #YourAnonNews stating that the CIA site was about to go down at around 4:14pm the collective appears to have made good on its threat and announced that the site was officially down at 4:45PM.

It looks like this might be a DNS redirect as the IP that resolves to appear to be from the UK and will not resolve on any reverse lookups... More to follow.

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