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Unconfirmed: "Anonymous" to Try to Shut Down Entire Internet on Saturday
Pundit Press ^ | 3/29/12 | Aurelius

Posted on 03/29/2012 1:50:56 PM PDT by therightliveswithus

The computer hacking group Anonymous has promised to shut down the Internet in its entirety this Saturday, March 31st, according to a post on "pastebin" which has since gotten 165,000 views. The piece states that Anonymous will be attempting this in order to protest "SOPA, Wallstreet, our irresponsible leaders and the beloved bankers who are starving the world for their own selfish needs out of sheer sadistic fun."

The post, which was then uploaded to Reddit, promises an attack on 13 root DNS servers. Anyone trying to access a website, it promises, will get an error message. The group, however, states that their action is not to "kill" the internet, but make a point.

How long the "blackout," as the post calls it, will last is unknown even to the hackers: "The very fact that nobody will be able to make new requests to use the Internet will slow down those who will try to stop the attack. It may only lasts one hour, maybe more, maybe even a few days. No matter what, it will be global. It will be known."

Members of Reddit have given the post over 1,000 "upvotes" at the time of this article, and the number is expected to grow. Under comments, Reddit users are arguing about whether this could actually work. The top comment reads, "Good luck with that...," with the second highest reading, in part, "I do wish them the best, simply for the fact that it would be historic and entertaining."

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: anonymous; hacking; internet; sopa
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1 posted on 03/29/2012 1:51:07 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
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The computer hacking group Anonymous has promised to shut down the Internet in its entirety this Saturday, March 31st

with help from the Obama Admin ?


2 posted on 03/29/2012 1:53:39 PM PDT by molson209
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If they do pull it off, they need to be found, and strung up in a public square.


3 posted on 03/29/2012 1:55:30 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: molson209

what better way for Obama to test his switch and be able to blame it on hackers?


4 posted on 03/29/2012 1:55:55 PM PDT by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: therightliveswithus

On a Saturday?! Who’s even going to notice? Saturday is a day for people doing other stuff, especially in spring. Knock it down on a Wednesday, people will notice, the employers of the world might even thank you.


5 posted on 03/29/2012 1:56:30 PM PDT by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: therightliveswithus
Generally, I don't go around saying I “hate people”. I'd like to think the number of people I “hate” would fit in an elevator (Mad Bob Mugabe, Castro, Kim Jong Un, etc.)

But these anonymous goons, I'd like to come after them with industrial plastic shredders and blow torches.

Complete parasites, trying to kill what gives them life.

6 posted on 03/29/2012 1:59:20 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: therightliveswithus

Maybe we should set up a FreeRepublic phone tree for just such occurrences:)


7 posted on 03/29/2012 1:59:31 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: discostu

Also this Saturday; don’t forget to flip on all your lights and other energy sucking appliances in honor of Earth Day.


8 posted on 03/29/2012 1:59:34 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: therightliveswithus

They must be practicing at my place of employment......internet access coming and going seemingly at random. Grrr.


9 posted on 03/29/2012 2:00:00 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: therightliveswithus
It may only lasts one hour, maybe more, maybe even a few days.

Most folks do not realize how much our current everyday life is dependent on Internet.

If these idiots actually even come close to what this is saying it will cost lives as well as money beyond estimation.

They will be hunted down without mercy.

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10 posted on 03/29/2012 2:00:25 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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if you want to break the inernet you just have to type “google” into google


11 posted on 03/29/2012 2:02:02 PM PDT by Jeff Vader
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To: kevslisababy

Oooh Human Achievement Hour, I’ll be at a movie but I’ll make sure lights are on.


12 posted on 03/29/2012 2:02:56 PM PDT by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: therightliveswithus

I have a solution:

$100,000 bounty on each one of the heads of those liddle sons o’ bitches, in order to collect the bounty the member of ‘anonymous’ must be turned in to the authorities WITH documented and verifiable evidence of their activities, after conviction AND execution, the bounty is paid.


13 posted on 03/29/2012 2:03:57 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: therightliveswithus

Perhaps the NBP’s can puta bounty on their heads, dead or alive since this now seems to be acceptable to the authorities.


14 posted on 03/29/2012 2:04:50 PM PDT by Postman
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To: TLI

My internet conked out Sunday, and given that I’m bundled there went cable and the phone too. Actually I barely noticed, I was reading and watching DVD. The wife wanted to do something on her blog and couldn’t and I noticed not all the right lights were on on the router, then they came back on and I told her to try again. It is a great argument against the cloud though.


15 posted on 03/29/2012 2:05:22 PM PDT by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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I don't get it. Isn't that against what they are protesting? I mean they want the internet to be open and not let a small group of people shut it down....so a small group is going to shut it down?? If I were a company that depended on the internet I would offer rewards for anonymous members.
16 posted on 03/29/2012 2:05:34 PM PDT by jakerobins
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Find these clowns, ship them to Gitmo as terrorists. Let them be so anonymous that they disappear.


17 posted on 03/29/2012 2:06:49 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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Butch Cassidy: Hey. It was Baltimore. And La Fours. You know who else?

Sundance Kid: Who?

Butch Cassidy: Jeff Carley, George Hyatt, E. T. Kelleher.

Sundance Kid: (Looks at the paper.) Jees, we lucked out getting away, you know that? Why would these guys join up and take after us?

Butch Cassidy: Oh forget it. A bunch like that won't stay together long.

Etta Place: They will. If Mr. Harriman has his way.

Sundance Kid: Who?

Etta Place: Mr. E. H. Harriman of the Union-Pacific Railroad. He resents the way you've been picking on him, so he's outfitted a special train and hired special employees. You spent the last couple of days avoiding them. It's really sort of flattering if you want to think about it that way.

Butch Cassidy: A setup like that costs more than we ever took.

Etta Place: Apparently he can afford it.

Butch Cassidy: That crazy Harriman. That's bad business. How long do you think I'd stay in operation if every time I pulled a job it cost me money? If he'd just pay me what he's spending to make me stop robbing him, I'd stop robbing him.
18 posted on 03/29/2012 2:16:27 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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A bunch of punkass dweebs sitting in their parents' basements aren't going to shut down the internet.

My guess is they're just posturing for the cute chick sitting 3 rows over in their philosophy class.......

19 posted on 03/29/2012 2:16:50 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (No matter what you post here, someone's going to get pissed off......)
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To: therightliveswithus

What a load of bovine excrement...

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20 posted on 03/29/2012 2:23:32 PM PDT by flatfish
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