Skip to comments.Confirmed DOS @ DefendGlenn.com
Posted on 09/06/2009 5:54:07 PM PDT by rvoitier
Just got tweeted
He must mean a “denial of service” attack on defendglenn.com...try it:
A successful DOS attack will limit or completely block access to the site.
But the site works......
Sight is up, I had no problems.
I got right in, second time today.
No problems here ...
There's an ointment for that.
Others may want to chime in.
This doesn’t mean the DOS attack is happening right now.
The Twit says that it happened right after Jones’ resignation, this morning.
Not sure why this is news.
A DOS attack was attempted but "failed."
I felt funny writing it! lol
The malware that’s on most of your computers can turn your PC into a ‘zombie’ controlled in the background by hackers who aim all of their ‘zombies’ at a given site.
This overwhelms the server/computer hosting the site (too many call coming in to the switchboard) and the site cannot be sent to you for viewing.
In short, “No site for you!”
A denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) or distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a DoS attack may vary, it generally consists of the concerted efforts of a person or people to prevent an Internet site or service from functioning efficiently or at all, temporarily or indefinitely. Perpetrators of DoS attacks typically target sites or services hosted on high-profile web servers such as banks, credit card payment gateways, and even root nameservers.
One common method of attack involves saturating the target (victim) machine with external communications requests, such that it cannot respond to legitimate traffic, or responds so slowly as to be rendered effectively unavailable. In general terms, DoS attacks are implemented by either forcing the targeted computer(s) to reset, or consuming its resources so that it can no longer provide its intended service or obstructing the communication media between the intended users and the victim so that they can no longer communicate adequately.
I was thinking that someone was tweeting you to death on Twitter... :-)
who started that site anyway? I am always weary of sites that pop up-—I would not put it past the left to come up with sites like these to lure us to give info and add us to their target list. Anyone know who sponsors that site? Sorry, I am sure most of you feel the same, it is hard to trust anything these days when it comes to those that oppose the annointed one.
Content of tweets
San Antonio-based market research firm Pear Analytics analyzed 2,000 tweets (originating from the US and in English) over a 2-week period from 11:00a to 5:00p (CST) and separated them into six categories::
The firm found that "pointless babble" accounted for most of Twitter's content making up 811 tweets or 40.55 percent of the total number of messages sampled.
Conversational messages accounted for 751 messages or 37.55 percent, tweets with "pass-along value" i.e. retweets accounted for 174 messages or 8.70 percent, self-promotion by companies made up 117 tweets or 5.85 percent, spam was 75 tweets or 3.75 percent and tweets with news from mainstream media publications accounted for 72 tweets or 3.60 percent.
Wikipedia link ...
Earlier in its inception, it was hacked and the “Defend Glenn” wall, when you attempted to enter, sent you to “Common dreams” website.
I would rather get meowed.
Uh, barkin' up the wrong tree on that one. DefendGlenn.com came out on Aug 14th and has been providing the best source for advertisers who are boycotting Beck's show. they also have a Support Wall with over 16,000 messages for Glenn.
DefendGlenn.com also is the one who discovered and posted the Van Jones "Republicans are a**holes" video which started the whole snowballing towards Jones' destruction. The founder is one John Hill. He is quoted in two NewsMax articles. (1) (2)
I and many of my Facebook friends have used his links to contact advertisers (someone other than Hill has a Facebook page). Hill claims they convinced General Mills to pull ads from Olbermann and Shultz with "more to come". So they are definitely the good guys.
I thought they meant “who started Twitter”, not “Defend Glenn”.
Site is accessable from here; loaded fast, no problemo ...
He said DOS attack was right after Jones resigned. If I recall that was just after midnight EST. He said the attack failed. As another posted mentioned, the site was hacked 2 weeks ago, so John Hill probably slapped on some serious security since then. Probably took some time to determine if it was a DOS based on IP address patterns and timing, etc.
If only Conway were still around, he would fix that.....
Ever read the account Steve Gibson gave in his exploration/infiltration of a zombie net that was used to execute DDOS (Distributed DOS) from vast numbers of compromised broadband connected home PCs? Really interesting; he had some conversations with the ‘operators’ of such nets too (kids mainly).
Just a minor point there.
Better to use...
Just a minor point here, too... :-)
He's a man of verrrry few words. You'll have to wait for other posters to explain what his post is all about.
Basically, Glenn's site has apparently been hit with a Denial Of Service attack in response to him taking down Van Jones. Typical, and predictable vindictiveness by liberal hackers.
Wicked-pedia even has info on the DDoS ‘Wicked bot’ that Steve Gibson ‘reverse engineered’ here:
b) Are they a violation of law, US domestic law?
c) If the person who launched it is in the domestic United States, and launched it while in the USA, can they be investigated by agencies and indicted, and prosecuted?
d) If so, what would be the penalties?
Just wanted to clarify a few points, maybe someone knows.
cool, thanks for that info, I will defintely join up on that one.
a) yes (the core network is a LOT smarter than the heydays of 8 yrs ago)
b) would have to look up specifics
I know you found the online video. However DG has the DVD of that event, as well as several other ones they are going through. He sent a copy to Beck's producer, which is why Glenn's version of the Jones video is so crisp. Beck's people have an amazing production facility I have heard.
An example of Cisco’s product capabililty in that area:
Might want to email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Since he said "confirmed" several hours after the fact, it would seem likely he is working with a security consultant and/or law enforcement.
One statute I found says 5 years per count + $250,000 penalty. I hope he nails them.
Might want to email them at email@example.com.They'll do just fine working with their own network ppl, who know their network and the gear they have in it.
i got it
I haven’t been able to access the New York Post this morning. First is was “site not available” and then there was an audio pop up which sounded like someone involved in a sex act. weird.
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