Piratage / activisme
29 December 2010 Last updated at 14:35 GMT The 4Chan homepage is available but the main discussion boards have been hit hard The notorious message board 4Chan has been taken offline by an overwhelming web attack. Because of the attack, the discussion boards of the site have been hard to reach or offline for almost 24 hours. The attack might be retaliation for similar attacks that some 4Chan members, as part of the Anonymous group, mounted in support of Wikileaks. It is not yet clear who is carrying out the attacks and no-one has come forward to claim responsibility. Web attack takes Anonymous activists offline
En tant que prise de position politique, une attaque par déni de service se situe quelque part entre courir nu sur le campus de votre université ou jeter une pierre dans la vitrine d'une boutique. C'est immature, pas joli joli, ni vraiment bien construit. Le point positif: c'est accessible à tout le monde, pas trop méchant et vous pouvez faire passer votre message –le message étant que vous voulez qu'on se mette à vous prendre au sérieux. La DDoS, comme on l'appelle, a fait les gros titres cette semaine car elle est l'outil principal d'une flash mob en ligne autobaptisée Anonymous . Défense de Wikileaks à coup d'attaques informatiques contre Visa
WikiLeaks : LOIC, l'outil clé en main de l'"Opération riposte" Attaques contre le blog du service de paiement en ligne, PayPal, ou contre les sites de Visa et MasterCard. Pour protester contre le gel des comptes de WikiLeaks , des pirates informatiques ont lancé une " Opération riposte" sur le Web. Certaines de ces attaques semblent avoir été facilitées par un nouveau logiciel , mis à disposition par un groupe de pirates se faisant appeler Anonymous. Baptisé LOIC (Low Orbit Ion Cannon), en référence au film La Guerre des étoiles , le programme, dont la première version était disponible dès la fin 2009 en téléchargement, est pensé comme un outil, clé en main, permettant de participer à une cyber-attaque, sans la moindre compétence informatique.
How social media changed protest 9 December 2010 Last updated at 07:53 ET By Dominic Casciani BBC News home affairs correspondent Over the past month, many parts of the UK have witnessed student-led protests against tuition fees and the end of grants in further education. Continue reading the main story On television, the scenes have looked like a typical demonstration: people standing around in the cold waving placards while police run around after trouble-makers.
As a political statement, a distributed denial-of-service attack ranks somewhere between running naked across your college campus and throwing a brick through a shop window. It's juvenile, not very pretty, and not especially articulate. On the plus side, anyone can do it, it's usually not too damaging, and you do get your point across—the point being that you want the world to start taking you seriously already. WikiLeaks: How supporters tried to take down Visa and MasterCard. - By Farhad Manjoo
WikiLeaks: Who are the hackers behind Operation Payback? | Media MasterCard was forced offline by activists protesting against the blocking of payments to WikiLeaks. Photograph: Tim Wimborne/Reuters The MasterCard website was forced offline for several hours today, following an online assault led by a shadowy group of hackers protesting against the card issuer's decision to block payments made to the WikiLeaks website.
US Congressman, Ron Paul, who is nothing if not an independent thinker, has a take on the Wikileaks saga that is at odds with establishment politicians on Capitol Hill: These are the details of the allegations against Assange, which were dropped earlier this year, but have now been reinstated: The court heard Assange is accused of using his body weight to hold her down in a sexual manner. The second charge alleged Assange “sexually molested” Miss A by having sex with her without a condom when it was her “express wish” one should be used. The third charge claimed Assange “deliberately molested” Miss A on August 18th “in a way designed to violate her sexual integrity.” The fourth charge accused Assange of having sex with a second woman, Miss W, on August 17th without a condom while she was asleep at her Stockholm home. storyful
More WikiLeaks: The 24-hour Athenian democracy I'M AWARE of your need to stay anonymous, but I have to be able to describe the scope of this movement. Can any of you tell me where you're typing from? I am talking to members of a group called “Anonymous”, using a web-based collaborative text-editing service. It is the first such interview for all of us, and their answers begin to collide on the page.
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DDoS Free-For-All: MasterCard, Visa, Other Major Websites Hit In WikiLeaks Fallout - Darkreading