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FBI: Hackers Shut Down Bouchard Website
ClickOnDetroit ^ | November 7, 2006

Posted on 11/07/2006 10:21:33 AM PST by quantim

The FBI is investigating an attack by hackers on Republican Candidate for Senate Michael Bouchard's Web site, www.mikeformichigan.com.

The site was also hacked three weeks ago, but at the time it was believed to be because of interest in Bouchard's daughter, the FBI said.

The FBI said it traced the activity back to Maryland, and is on its way to investigate.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
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From Bouchard's website "The Mike for Michigan website is being attacked by a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack" and they have identified the IP addresses.
1 posted on 11/07/2006 10:21:33 AM PST by quantim
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To: quantim
because of interest in Bouchard's daughter

Really...

2 posted on 11/07/2006 10:23:24 AM PST by socal_parrot (Do you hear the drums, Fernando?)
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To: quantim
" The FBI said it traced the activity back to Maryland, and is on its way to investigate."

MD4Bush?

3 posted on 11/07/2006 10:23:55 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: quantim

No matter how many attacks they attempt or perpetrate, it isn't going to change the fact that Fat Debbie is useless as a Senator.

Anyway, who's excited enough about Fat Debbie to attack Bouchard's site?


4 posted on 11/07/2006 10:24:07 AM PST by MichiganConservative (The US is so full of domestic enemies, maybe all we can do is slow the inevitable ascent of tyranny.)
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To: quantim

Very, very interesting. Thanks for posting.


5 posted on 11/07/2006 10:24:15 AM PST by PGalt
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To: quantim

Hackers vote Dem more consistently than dead people!


6 posted on 11/07/2006 10:24:35 AM PST by aynrandfreak (Islam came up with "Zero" to describe the rest of their creative output)
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To: socal_parrot
The FBI said it traced the activity back to Maryland, and is on its way to investigate.

Amazing. Do people who do this think the FBI cannot identify them?

7 posted on 11/07/2006 10:24:53 AM PST by I'm ALL Right!
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To: MichiganConservative

Someone who likes more 'cushing for pushing??


8 posted on 11/07/2006 10:26:15 AM PST by Springman (Can't FReep and listen to the radio at the same time.)
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To: quantim

The IP Addresses are DirecPC proxy addresses.


9 posted on 11/07/2006 10:28:02 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Karl Rove you magnificent bastard!)
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To: quantim

I can't access Curt Weldon's re-election website, either.

www.curtweldon.org


10 posted on 11/07/2006 10:28:22 AM PST by SueRae
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To: PGalt

I'm wondering if that recent Detroit voter roll purge (40,000 IIRC?) has something to do with it.

The dead voters have gone hi-tech!


11 posted on 11/07/2006 10:29:26 AM PST by quantim (Only one thing is universally incurable: Senators that think they should be President.)
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To: quantim

"The site was also hacked three weeks ago, but at the time it was believed to be because of interest in Bouchard's daughter, the FBI said."

What does FBI stand for? Few Brains Inside?


12 posted on 11/07/2006 10:29:35 AM PST by L98Fiero (Evil is an exact science)
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To: SueRae

Looks like a misconfiguration error.


13 posted on 11/07/2006 10:30:17 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Karl Rove you magnificent bastard!)
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To: I'm ALL Right!
Do people who do this think the FBI cannot identify them?

I think the idea is that by then its too late, the election is either won or lost.

14 posted on 11/07/2006 10:30:42 AM PST by The Blitherer (We all know the truth now, and it is incontrovertible: Karl Rove is one magnificent bastard! - D. B.)
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To: Springman

I am on the West side of the state and curios as to the weather in Detroit and Flint? Looks like rain on the radar. Anyone know?


15 posted on 11/07/2006 10:30:44 AM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: quantim

Sigh. It sucks they're being attacked, but a response like that will NOT intimidate any attackers. :p

Hopefully, he'll get a win for the R's and make it all moot.


16 posted on 11/07/2006 10:31:36 AM PST by Constantine XIII
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To: crosslink

It's raining here in SE Mi


17 posted on 11/07/2006 10:32:22 AM PST by queenkathy (The shampoo promised me extra body and I gained 3 pounds)
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To: crosslink

There is rain. From what I've heard, it gets worse as you go from Flint to Detroit. But it's not that bad, really.


18 posted on 11/07/2006 10:32:22 AM PST by MichiganConservative (The US is so full of domestic enemies, maybe all we can do is slow the inevitable ascent of tyranny.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

I'm not a computer expert so i don't know if that's a minor problem or not. I called their campaign headquarters and they can't access right now, either but at least they're now aware of it.


19 posted on 11/07/2006 10:33:25 AM PST by SueRae
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To: Constantine XIII


The Mike for Michigan website is being attacked by a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack.
So far we have indentified the following IP addresses as being sources of the attack:

66.82.9.55
66.82.9.56


For more information on this issue or on Mike's campaign, please call:


248-566-1125


20 posted on 11/07/2006 10:33:49 AM PST by queenkathy (The shampoo promised me extra body and I gained 3 pounds)
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To: crosslink

I'ts been raining in Warren, sense I got up at 9:00 AM.


21 posted on 11/07/2006 10:34:55 AM PST by Springman (Can't FReep and listen to the radio at the same time.)
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To: quantim

Mehlman was just on Rush Limbaugh's show and reminded Rush about the Democrat memo found in 2004 that tells voters to allege voter fraud, even if there was none.

Does anyone remember that memo and have a link?

bbl


22 posted on 11/07/2006 10:40:34 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they captured or killed.)
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To: SueRae

If they were not aware of it, it might not be a "minor problem".


23 posted on 11/07/2006 10:43:29 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Karl Rove you magnificent bastard!)
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To: MichiganConservative
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Commitee----headed by Sen. "Chuckie" Schumucker...err Schumer of NY....who by the way was behind the misuse of a credit report on Mr. Steele (Republican candidate MD) and got caught red handed(Or is it blue handed) doing it.

Hmmm a coincidence? You decide.

24 posted on 11/07/2006 10:45:51 AM PST by thingumbob (Dead terrorists don't make more terrorists!)
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To: I'm ALL Right!
Amazing. Do people who do this think the FBI cannot identify them?

Liberals aren't very bright ... that & they don't care and just want to stop folks from voting

25 posted on 11/07/2006 10:50:47 AM PST by Mo1 (Get out and Vote ~ Say No To Democrats !!)
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To: aynrandfreak
I don't know about that... psychologically, I'd think most "hackers" are Libertarians.

Now the majority of hackers who are shady enough to putz with the elections, are the usual liberal "I'm saving them from themselves, so its ok" types...
26 posted on 11/07/2006 10:53:58 AM PST by FreedomNeocon (Success is not final; Failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts -- Churchill)
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To: FreedomNeocon
"psychologically, I'd think most "hackers" are Libertarians."

I am a Libertarian, and you are an idiot.

27 posted on 11/07/2006 11:10:43 AM PST by MonroeDNA (Love God, question religeon. Especially leaders that are gay.)
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To: MichiganConservative

I'm hoping it's good for 1 to 2% from the Dem's. Remember 1990.


28 posted on 11/07/2006 11:12:33 AM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: quantim

Hackers think they are so smart but the risk just doesnt outweigh the rewards.


29 posted on 11/07/2006 11:13:58 AM PST by smith288
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To: queenkathy

Network Whois record
Queried whois.arin.net with "66.82.9.55"...

OrgName: Hughes Network Systems
OrgID: HNS
Address: 11717 Exploration Lane
Address: DirecWAY Network Management Center
Address: attn: Network Security Manager
City: Germantown
StateProv: MD
PostalCode: 20876
Country: US

NetRange: 66.82.0.0 - 66.82.255.255
CIDR: 66.82.0.0/16
NetName: DIRECPC-1BLK
NetHandle: NET-66-82-0-0-1
Parent: NET-66-0-0-0-0
NetType: Direct Allocation
NameServer: NS1.DIRECPC.COM
NameServer: NS2.DIRECPC.COM
Comment: ADDRESSES WITHIN THIS BLOCK ARE NON-PORTABLE
RegDate: 2001-02-28
Updated: 2003-01-21

RTechHandle: ZD63-ARIN
RTechName: Abuse
RTechPhone: +1-301-601-7205
RTechEmail: abuse@hughes.net

OrgTechHandle: NSM5-ARIN
OrgTechName: Network Security Manager
OrgTechPhone: +1-301-601-7205
OrgTechEmail: abuse@hughes.net


30 posted on 11/07/2006 11:56:21 AM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
" The FBI said it traced the activity back to Maryland, and is on its way to investigate."
MD4Bush?

Exactly where my logic took me...

31 posted on 11/07/2006 11:58:17 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: crosslink

GMTA - I did the same thing. MD indeed.


32 posted on 11/07/2006 12:09:14 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
I could not get much other info from Google. Hughes is the big provider of broadband Internet over the dish. I am not sure if these servers are the spot that all the dish users come in from space. If so the person could be anywhere in the world.
33 posted on 11/07/2006 12:39:24 PM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: queenkathy

66.82.9.55

Record Type: IP Address

OrgName: Hughes Network Systems
OrgID: HNS
Address: 11717 Exploration Lane
Address: DirecWAY Network Management Center
Address: attn: Network Security Manager
City: Germantown
StateProv: MD
PostalCode: 20876
Country: US

NetRange: 66.82.0.0 - 66.82.255.255
CIDR: 66.82.0.0/16
NetName: DIRECPC-1BLK
NetHandle: NET-66-82-0-0-1
Parent: NET-66-0-0-0-0
NetType: Direct Allocation
NameServer: NS1.DIRECPC.COM
NameServer: NS2.DIRECPC.COM
Comment: ADDRESSES WITHIN THIS BLOCK ARE NON-PORTABLE
RegDate: 2001-02-28
Updated: 2003-01-21

RTechHandle: ZD63-ARIN
RTechName: Abuse
RTechPhone: +1-301-601-7205
RTechEmail: abuse@hughes.net

OrgTechHandle: NSM5-ARIN
OrgTechName: Network Security Manager
OrgTechPhone: +1-301-601-7205
OrgTechEmail: abuse@hughes.net

Have they contacted these guys yet?


34 posted on 11/07/2006 12:50:27 PM PST by Constantine XIII
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To: crosslink

Also, great minds, etc. :p


35 posted on 11/07/2006 12:51:05 PM PST by Constantine XIII
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To: quantim

Well Bouchard is a Sherrif so he has the law on his side. lol


36 posted on 11/07/2006 12:58:22 PM PST by RatsDawg
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To: quantim
UPDATE:

GOP Senate candidate Bouchard's Web site is disabled

DETROIT (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Bouchard's Web site was disabled Tuesday morning, and the Oakland County sheriff asked the FBI to investigate.

The site could not be put back into service before the end of Election Day, spokesman David All said.

"It's unfortunate, but it looks like our Web site is being hacked," All said. The site was disabled by a program that contacted it thousands of times, beyond its capacity to respond, he said, adding that a similar, smaller attack was halted after about five hours last week. All said the attack appeared to have originated in Maryland.

The campaign of Bouchard's opponent — Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow — shared the Bouchard camp's concern about the attack, spokesman Brent Colburn said.

"You know, we think that if there's been any wrongdoing by anybody that it should be fully investigated," he said. "Democrats know better than anybody that there's no place for dirty tricks. ... This is not what politics are about."

The cybercrimes squad in the Detroit FBI office was looking into the report, Special Agent Dawn Clenney said. She declined to comment further.

37 posted on 11/07/2006 1:17:13 PM PST by quantim (Only one thing is universally incurable: Senators that think they should be President.)
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heres a video of his duaghter

http://www.townhall.com/blog/g/1d6cf5ac-9da6-4fcc-9ba9-94f423fefd5b


38 posted on 11/07/2006 1:40:18 PM PST by hoosierboy (I am not a gun nut, I am a firearm enthusiast!!!)
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To: queenkathy

Those two IPs are likely part of a larger web cache cluster. We get heaps of legitimate traffic from those addresses and thereabouts.


39 posted on 11/07/2006 2:34:13 PM PST by John Robinson
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To: Constantine XIII

Geez, If they're stupid enough to leave a trace route IP that even SamSpade.Org can track, these idiots need to executed just to make sure they stay out of the gene pool.

-Traveler


40 posted on 11/07/2006 2:54:31 PM PST by Traveler59 (Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: Traveler59

Yeah, internet darwin award. :p


41 posted on 11/07/2006 4:03:41 PM PST by Constantine XIII
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