Skip to comments.Unconfirmed: "Anonymous" to Try to Shut Down Entire Internet on Saturday
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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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 ?
If they do pull it off, they need to be found, and strung up in a public square.
what better way for Obama to test his switch and be able to blame it on hackers?
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.
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.
Maybe we should set up a FreeRepublic phone tree for just such occurrences:)
Also this Saturday; don’t forget to flip on all your lights and other energy sucking appliances in honor of Earth Day.
They must be practicing at my place of employment......internet access coming and going seemingly at random. Grrr.
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.
if you want to break the inernet you just have to type “google” into google
Oooh Human Achievement Hour, I’ll be at a movie but I’ll make sure lights are on.
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.
Perhaps the NBP’s can puta bounty on their heads, dead or alive since this now seems to be acceptable to the authorities.
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.
Find these clowns, ship them to Gitmo as terrorists. Let them be so anonymous that they disappear.
My guess is they're just posturing for the cute chick sitting 3 rows over in their philosophy class.......
What a load of bovine excrement...
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