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'Hacktivist for good' claims WikiLeaks takedown
CNN.com ^ | November 29, 2010 7:30 a.m. EST | Richard Allen Greene and Nicola Hughes

Posted on 11/29/2010 5:09:00 AM PST by ConorMacNessa

CNN) -- A computer hacker who calls himself "The Jester" claimed responsibility for the cyber attack which took down the WikiLeaks site Sunday, shortly before it started posting hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. diplomatic cables.

The Jester, who describes himself as a "hacktivist for good," said he took the controversial site down "for attempting to endanger the lives of our troops, 'other assets' & foreign relations."

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cyberattack; jester; soshillary; wikileaks
Wikileaks should be shut down and its owner should be executed as a terrorist.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
1 posted on 11/29/2010 5:09:03 AM PST by ConorMacNessa
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To: ConorMacNessa

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Jester know!


2 posted on 11/29/2010 5:13:47 AM PST by griswold3 (Employment is off-shored, away from govt. regulations, price pressure groups, and liabilities.)
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To: ConorMacNessa; Impy; neverdem; Old Sarge; SandRat

This is an excellent development. I wonder how long this release can be delayed?


3 posted on 11/29/2010 5:15:44 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: griswold3
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Jester know!

...so does his shadow

4 posted on 11/29/2010 5:15:49 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (There's only one cure for Obamarrhea......)
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To: griswold3

A Freeper? Who knows. If he’s on here, he’s not going to come forward any time soon.


5 posted on 11/29/2010 5:16:25 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: The Comedian

It was you!


6 posted on 11/29/2010 5:17:19 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: ConorMacNessa

You live by the sword, you die by the sword. Don’t want to hear no whining from Wikileaks. If you can’t take it, don’t dish it out.


7 posted on 11/29/2010 5:18:04 AM PST by Free Vulcan (The battle isn't over. Hold their feet to the fire.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
The New York Times got an advance copy, it'll be out soon. They won't fail the terrorists types.

The site is back up as of this AM.

The White House (Beltway Bob) is already apologizing...

8 posted on 11/29/2010 5:19:55 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

George W. (AKA “The Jester”) Bush

Again, Bush’s fault.


9 posted on 11/29/2010 5:20:33 AM PST by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Why doesn’t the CIA just do this permanently ? Can someone please answer that question ?


10 posted on 11/29/2010 5:22:14 AM PST by major-pelham
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To: ConorMacNessa

It was too little, too late.

The documents had already been made available to The New York Times, The Guardian in England, Le Monde in France, Der Spiegel in Germany and El Pais in Spain months earlier.

Several of those publications/websites said they would be putting varying amounts of content on their websites.


11 posted on 11/29/2010 5:23:19 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy
"... on their websites."

Uhhh....

12 posted on 11/29/2010 5:28:05 AM PST by Chaguito
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To: ConorMacNessa

I was just listening to an interview with Bill Kristol on WLS about the leaks, his take on it was roughly “See, the world is a dangerous place, and playing nice in diplomacy is not in our best interests.” He seems to think that this will hurt Obama and the Democrats more than anyone this time.


13 posted on 11/29/2010 5:31:06 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good for him!

Keep it up!


14 posted on 11/29/2010 5:41:45 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

His next project should be the website of the New York Times.


15 posted on 11/29/2010 5:51:39 AM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: ConorMacNessa
'should be executed as a terrorist. '

We already have laws for leaking documents. But, glad your on the WOT bandwagon for every dam thing.

Wikileaks inc, is not a terrorist group; sad to see people transforming the WOT for a catch all.

16 posted on 11/29/2010 5:55:10 AM PST by Palter (If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it. ~ Mark Twain)
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To: ConorMacNessa

How is it that the Regime has found cause to take down upwards of 70 web sites in the last week for copyright infringements, but can’t see fit tot take down wikileaks for what is in essence, copyright infringement of classified documents?


17 posted on 11/29/2010 5:57:51 AM PST by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: major-pelham
Can someone please answer that question ?

Uhhhh, perhaps because some folks at very high levels of our gubmint want the leaks to happen? That would be my guess. Project Echelon has been in place for decades. Just sayin'.......

18 posted on 11/29/2010 6:18:47 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: Abathar

Tend to agree that this will show the incompetence and treason of the State Dept Pukes over thew last 10-20 years and hopefully reopen a lot of the malfeasance from the Fed Bureaucracy against this country.


19 posted on 11/29/2010 6:34:48 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: ConorMacNessa

re: classified U.S. diplomatic cables

IMHO, the use of ‘classified’ is way too common, especially in diplomatic circles. As damaging as this might prove to be for a lot of people it’s certainly going to shine the light on how badly we are often served by the diplomats who live in an unreal world.

Nothing would do more to further the cause of America than finding a way to force those in positions of authority to live in the real world with the rest of us. Little things like having to deal with traffic, find and pay for a parking space, stand in line to buy a movie ticket, experience life in the checkout line of a supermarket, and on and on. Anyone who is making rules for others should have to live by those rules themselves!

These communications will certainly help to let the rest of us realize just how misguided our diplomats have become by living in a their make believe world.


20 posted on 11/29/2010 7:26:49 AM PST by jwparkerjr (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...
A computer hacker who calls himself "The Jester" claimed responsibility for the cyber attack which took down the WikiLeaks site Sunday...
Thanks ConorMacNessa.


21 posted on 11/29/2010 4:51:34 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: major-pelham

When I read the Jester article, my first though was that maybe the CIA itself is the Jester.

More power to him, whoever he/she is.


22 posted on 12/03/2010 11:50:48 AM PST by Leaning Right
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