Skip to comments.HACKERS TAKE AIM AT RNC
Posted on 08/17/2004 9:58:41 AM PDT by areafiftyone
Protesters have been targeting government and corporate websites for years. But when online activists strike at Republican domains during the G.O.P.'s convention later this month, the digital demonstrations might turn out to be more than symbolic, for once.
In the past, activists have been able to shut down the website of, say, the World Economic Forum for a few hours. But the impact of such a takedown was nebulous at best: It's hard to argue the organization really suffered from a few-hour lag in posting its press releases online.
In this year's presidential race, however, campaign websites have moved beyond the margins. During John Kerry's acceptance speech in Boston last month, for example, his website was visited by 50,000 people an hour, according to ComScore Networks, the online traffic-measuring firm. That's a droplet compared to the millions who'll watch the convention on TV. But taking down a campaign website would nevertheless remove a critical tool for reaching the public -- and likely generate a slew of stories in the mainstream media about the crash.
So it's no surprise that hardened electronic activists are planning to jam up the servers of georgewbush.com, rnc.org, and related websites, once the Republican National Convention gets underway on August 29.
"We want to bombard (the Republican sites) with so much traffic that nobody can get in," said CrimethInc, a member of the so-called Black Hat Hackers Bloc.
Liberal media covering for these savages by allowing them to use aliases. Unconscionable.
Yet they didn't launch a DOS on the Kerry/Edwards website.
Again, we see which side of the debate is civilized.
I was just going to put this up. Did you see this on DUmmiesville? That's where I saw it.
Becuz free speech iz 4 lozerz!
"crimethink" - the one-word Orwellian catch phrase for the Declaration of Independence.
Sounds like this is one time we can help the GOP by avoiding their website.
GWB should by a super computing cluster to use as a host for his web site. And when the campaign is over, they could donate it to an adult stem cell research firm.
Not to defend the liberal media, but I am sure they are quoting a post the guy made somewhere, and don't know his real name any more than I know yours (unless your real name is jojodamofo).
The "Black Hat Hackers Bloc" are nothing but scriptkiddies and anklebiters. I've dealt with their kind before: pimply-faced pissant punks who couldn't get laid in a morgue.
I personally hope that "CrimethInc" enjoys tossing Bubba's salad. That's precisely where he's headed if he keeps this crap up...
And the Dept of Homeland Defense will be monitoring and tracing attacks on these sites to root out a few more of these spoiled rotten trust fund babies.
What's all this brouhaha and folderol?
Members of a group opposed to the Republican National Convention, many describing themselves as anarchists, said yesterday that they would carry out illegal protest activities on the convention's second day.
In this thread, someone posted a link to a list of scheduled speakers at a hacker convention. This was the key information that I saw when I went to that link:
Electronic Civil Disobedience and the Republican National Convention
An introduction to the theory of hacktivism and the usage of hacking skills as a means of fighting for social justice by pressuring corporations and government to adopt progressive changes. Explores the history of electronic civil disobedience, tips on how to wage your own ECD campaigns, and how to participate in the upcoming actions to coincide with the protests against the Republican National Convention in late August.
CrimetheInc is an Anarchist hacker revolutionary having led successful electronic civil disobedience campaigns against a variety of government and corporate targets. Experienced political activist, having helped organize dozens of large protests against the war in Iraq, global capitalism and neo-liberal free trade agreements. Is currently organizing a multi-pronged hacktivist campaign against the Republican National Convention to coincide with the massive demonstrations to take place in New York City. Specific history about the speaker is not available due to the nature of this project.
"Civil Disobedience"? No. Vandalism caused by Brownshirts For Kerry.
Hit a few hacker sites, and you'll see they all use aliases. Of course, the reason why is a no brainer ; )
Actually I did see it there but they were posting from Wired News which we can't post on this website. I posted another article from DefenseTech and I saw this one on the same page so I figured DefenseTech has not complained yet about copywrite infringement.
Unfortunately I was unable to attend the Electronic Civil Disobedience and the Republican National Convention talk given by a teenager called CrimetheInc (real name unknown). With a talk title like that, you know that sparks may fly, and they did. I cannot report exactly what the speaker said, as the tape has not yet been made available. Hopefully they will appear on the Defcon media archives page soon. According to eyewitnesses who saw the talk, some attendees took offense to what the speaker was saying. At the end of the talk, someone ran up to the stage and tried to assault the speaker. Security grabbed the speaker and placed him in isolation for a few hours.
Simple, the people watching will get their eye candy, but for putting out information, have several websites to do such with and hand a paper to the press at the convention based on what is easiest to use.
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