Anonymous' Strike Against US Government Is A Dud

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  1. HardOCP News

    HardOCP News [H] News

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    You'd think that, after as many times as they have failed at these attacks, they'd just go back to claiming credit for websites after they suffer an outage / service interruption.

     
  2. WhyYouLoveMe

    WhyYouLoveMe [H]ardness Supreme

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    Hmm... maybe they gave up and hit Battlefield 3 instead. :(
     
  3. Spidey329

    Spidey329 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I don't think EA needs the help bringing the BattleLog servers down, they seem to be doing OK with that.

    :D :D
     
  4. SPARTAN VI

    SPARTAN VI [H]ardness Supreme

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    I had to come into the office 2 hours early in preparation of the attack, but there weren't any fires to put out. Easy OT. Thanks anonymous, I guess?
     
  5. FiveFig

    FiveFig Gawd

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    maybe it was a distraction and they are going to hit something else? :confused:
     
  6. DeathPrincess

    DeathPrincess [H]ard as it Gets

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    Maybe they have a time machine and are doing this as it will cause something worse to happen in the future!

    Or maybe they are all out doing strange tiny things to cause a butterfly effect? Quick everyone do something slightly different...wait don't!! :eek:
     
  7. hamm3rhead

    hamm3rhead Gawd

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    There was a decent sized centurylink outage yesterday morning, maintenance gone wrong. A small verizon outage also. Neither attributable to anonymous in reality but there was lots of speculation and hand wringing. Lots of banks calling ISP's worried. Hopefully anonymous will realize that taking down websites is only a mild annoyance and really old hat. Or not, let them believe this is pinnacle of effectiveness..
     
  8. TheCapulet

    TheCapulet Limp Gawd

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    How much money was spent preparing for these attacks though? Terrorism isn't always about the initial tangible results.
     
  9. Phoenix333

    Phoenix333 2[H]4U

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    Terrorists use guns, bombs, and take hostages. They don't hide in basements using LOIC and DDoS'ing websites. As much as I hate them, at least Al Qaida has the guts to die for what they believe in. Anon are ineffective, pathetic cowards that accomplish nothing. They're not even worthy of contempt. They're irrelevant.
     
  10. Mivoc

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    Are you insinuating Al Qaida are not cowards? Mass killing innocent unsuspecting people is the epitomy of cowardice.
     
  11. PersonalJ

    PersonalJ [H]ard|Gawd

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    For large sites, protecting against DDoS is a cost of doing business.
     
  12. ol1bit

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    Agreed.
     
  13. rand4505

    rand4505 Limp Gawd

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    And its oh so hard to add a single line to your iptables firewall to black hole inbound traffic.
     
  14. Phoenix333

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    Not at all. I hate Al Qaida. They're butchers, and yes, killing innocent people is cowardice, whether in a suicide attack or not. I simply wanted to show how pathetic Anonymous is by comparing them to the lowest of the low and showing that they cannot even rate when compared to that.