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Anonymous threatens to “erase” the New York Stock Exchange from the Internet
http://www.theblaze.com ^ | 10/4/11

Posted on 10/04/2011 1:51:23 PM PDT by Lucky9teen

Ever since Occupy Wall Street protests began mid-September, the hacker collective Anonymous has been posting its support for protestors and threats against those like the New York Police Department, on its YouTube channel. In its most recent post over the weekend, Anonymous threatens to “erase” the New York Stock Exchange from the Internet.


Anonymous includes instruction on its video for people to "JOIN THE RAID".

When? October 10. Watch the group’s video threat — a message to the media — of a day that will “never, ever be forgot:”

As PC Magazine reports the threat, it notes that Anonymous does not explain how it will take down NYSE from the Internet. Comments on the video, however, reveal some theories:

[...] some speculated that Anonymous was planning a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack on the public-facing NYSE.com website, similar to DDoS attacks the group has used to take down websites in the past.

Others felt that would only be a minor setback for the NYSE and guessed that Anonymous was planning a larger attack, perhaps even an attempt to actually disable trading on the exchange.

Anonymous confirms its DDoS attack with its “Message to the People”:

Forbes writes that invasion of the NYSE system — not of nyse.com – using a DDos attack is unlikely:

The exchange’s system is designed to handle massive loads of traffic every second to accommodate trading flows, and it’s doubtful a traffic spike would be successful in knocking it offline. Stopping short of that, it’s unlikely that traders and brokers – using their terminals and trading programs – will even notice any disruption should NYSE.com go down.

Anonymous includes instruction on both of its videos for people to “JOIN THE RAID” against nyse.com on Oct. 10 at 3:30 p.m. by downloading LOIC software and joining IRC, a link that will be go live when ready.

Forbes provides a few quick stats on the nyse.com, which it claims are “underwhelming:”

The website is ranked by Alexa as the 26,155th most visited site in the world. That puts it directly ahead of macromates.com, a site advertising a text editor for programming code. The 4 sites above it? A Russian gaming site, a men’s clothing company, a Geocities-esque online entertainment site and a Netherlands-based soccer network. Not exactly esteemed company. Quantcast, another web analytics service, estimates the monthly traffic to be somewhere between 250,000 and 350,000 visitors worldwide. Google gets that many hits in about 10 minutes.

Anonymous recently exposed personal details about NYPD Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna who was accused by a protestor of brutality. Anonymous is also recently credited for hacking into the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system and releasing information after protesters’ phones were blocked.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: anonymous; hackers; nyse; occupywallstreet; sourcetitlenoturl
Does anyone know if their other threats had been successful (did they follow through with them, etc)?
1 posted on 10/04/2011 1:51:29 PM PDT by Lucky9teen
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To: Lucky9teen
Makes me think of

2 posted on 10/04/2011 1:54:46 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Lucky9teen

I don’t know, but I suspect these people are nowhere near as smart as they’d like us to think they are. Hell, they’re not there to do anything but get high and have a big party for a few nice fall days. This too will pass, and Wall St. will be just as strong as before these patchouli-smelling hippies showed up.


3 posted on 10/04/2011 1:55:08 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

Hope you’re right.

Remember, they call themselves Legion, the demons cast out by Christ Himself. These are the ones who proclaim to be of the Prince of Darkness.

Satan is having a field day lately, isn’t he?


4 posted on 10/04/2011 1:57:17 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Lucky9teen
Let's make sure that the useful idiots in the media have this threat, and any damage this knuckleheads create, is tied around their necks.

The mask is off; these morons sleeping on the sidewalk are the face of the oboma democrats.

5 posted on 10/04/2011 1:59:22 PM PDT by Pietro
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To: bigbob

Hopefully it will result in a few more Anon types in prison. I kinda suspect that the FBI knows more about these folks than they can even imagine.


6 posted on 10/04/2011 1:59:22 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: Lucky9teen

Yeah, if they were all that smart they’d be making money so they could move out of the old lady’s basement. Wankers.


7 posted on 10/04/2011 2:02:23 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Living well is no longer the best revenge. Revenge is the best revenge.)
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To: Lucky9teen

I would think that Treasury, Secret Service and FBI should be talking to a few. The goofy protestors are being used by the anarchists.

These organizers and anarchists need to be exposed...and taken down.


8 posted on 10/04/2011 2:02:23 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Lucky9teen

Satan is having a field day lately, isn’t he?

Maybe, but the dumb clucks have hitched their wagon to the wrong pony - Satan is defeated. They are sad, delusional little demon worshipers whose lives can only go down in more ways than one. This life is short, the next will be forever - they have chosen unwisely.


9 posted on 10/04/2011 2:04:47 PM PDT by Bitsy (!)
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To: bigbob

These people are NOT the Wall Street hippie protesters. Anonymous is a large group of well organized hackers.


10 posted on 10/04/2011 2:04:47 PM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: Lucky9teen

Only under Obama would you see this allowed to go on in this country. Sad...


11 posted on 10/04/2011 2:06:09 PM PDT by blondee123 (Obama-The Wanna-be Dictator!)
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To: Bitsy
I just started reading this book


Those who hitch their wagon to that....are truly insane.
12 posted on 10/04/2011 2:06:38 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Lucky9teen

I’m not sure its possible.

As I understand it actual exchange business is done offline. Trades can be done online but no one actually logs into the exchange. Basically all these idiots can do is hurt individuals.


13 posted on 10/04/2011 2:08:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (MLB Playoff thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2786167/posts)
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To: Lucky9teen; Chode

I heard this on Glenn Beck this morning!!!

When they finish their message they finish by stating “we are legion”. That is scary, why? What is “legion” in the Bible? When Jesus casts out demons they say “we are legion”.

I don’t like this one bit.

Sancte Michael Archangele, defende nos in proelio; contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium. Imperat illi Deus; supplices deprecamur: tuque, Princeps militiae coelestis, Satanam aliosque spiritus malignos, qui ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo, divina virtute in infernum detrude. Amen


14 posted on 10/04/2011 2:10:13 PM PDT by Morgana ("Since using your shampoo my hair has come alive!" ----Medusa)
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To: Lucky9teen

They have successfully made BofA’s online banking useless.

BOf A has been twice in the last 7 days.

ATM transactions now take 5 days to show up and post.


15 posted on 10/04/2011 2:14:12 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Democrats are violent. Prisons are overflowing with democrats convicted of violent crimes.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Watch to see if anyone starts selling short around that time. I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Soros cooked this up for some type of stock manipulation.


16 posted on 10/04/2011 2:14:23 PM PDT by Lou Budvis
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To: Lucky9teen

Weren’t the Anony peeps caught and arrested, in Europe or somewhere?


17 posted on 10/04/2011 2:27:11 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: Lucky9teen

“Anonymous”?

Could be one of the many black ops divisions of the
Obama administration.


18 posted on 10/04/2011 2:30:28 PM PDT by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: JoeDetweiler

Hopefully it will result in a few more Anon types in prison. I kinda suspect that the FBI knows more about these folks than they can even imagine.
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They have been infiltrated, yes.


19 posted on 10/04/2011 2:34:24 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: NoGrayZone

Weren’t the Anony peeps caught and arrested, in Europe or somewhere?
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Yes, there were. In the US as well. That was when all of the “Lulzsec” stuff was hitting.

There is also a super hacker (white hat) guy named The Jester who has been going after Anon pretty hard.

http://twitter.com/#!/th3j35t3r


20 posted on 10/04/2011 2:38:34 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Funny thing is that the idiots are likely downloading software right out of the Pentagon.


21 posted on 10/04/2011 2:39:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (MLB Playoff thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2786167/posts)
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To: cripplecreek

;-) Lets hope so.


22 posted on 10/04/2011 2:40:37 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Lucky9teen

Some jackass living in his mom’s basement is having fun again.


23 posted on 10/04/2011 2:44:35 PM PDT by RockinRight (If everyone wants to ride in the wagon, then who is pulling it?)
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To: Lucky9teen

What do we pay the FBI for anyway?


24 posted on 10/04/2011 2:45:01 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: Lucky9teen

PAY ATTENTION TO MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous used to be a big deal.


25 posted on 10/04/2011 2:45:45 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: Morgana
Amen...
26 posted on 10/04/2011 2:47:44 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

So are these “anonyms” just basement leeches who aren’t the real thing?

And please....do they REALLY think those masks they wear are really “scary”????


27 posted on 10/04/2011 3:00:15 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: Lucky9teen
A bit of this, too:


28 posted on 10/04/2011 3:08:16 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Morgana
" I heard this on Glenn Beck this morning!!!

When they finish their message they finish by stating “we are legion”. That is scary, why? What is “legion” in the Bible? When Jesus casts out demons they say “we are legion”.

I don’t like this one bit. "

Just more stupid morons who latched onto another fad to be cool and all that stuff, just like when they thought it was so cool and a fad to vote for Obama.... but, yes, this stuff is getting out of hand and dangerous.

Ephesians 6:12:

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in heavenly places.
29 posted on 10/04/2011 3:08:43 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: NoGrayZone

Well, the masks come from the “V For Vendetta” film which is roughly based on Guy Fawkes. They seem to have used it as an ‘every man’ symbol....like the ending of the movie when the people overthrew their oppressive govt.

Anyhoo......”Anonymous” could be anyone, however, they do seem to have some ring leaders in the IRC chat rooms. I have watched them over the past few years (they got their start on 4Chan) as online misfits and trolls....then went after the $cientologists.....now they have morphed into anarchists and, quite frankly, economic terrorists. Most of their work is done by downloading programs that help them DDoS websites. The forum leaders gather a consensus from other members what site they want to attack and they select the target (IP addy). But what I have really noticed during the Lulzsec episode is that they are now getting funding (through Bitcoin). I think they have been ‘taken over’, so to speak, by hard left organizations. Money talks.

Funny thing is....in the early days of “Anonymous”....they used to have a meme. “NYPA” or “Not Your Personal Army”. Seems that’s not the case, now.


30 posted on 10/04/2011 3:10:33 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Slambat
( * “Anonymous”? * )

" Could be one of the many black ops divisions of the Obama administration. "

Yes, more along the lines of " Attack Waaaaaaatch " .

Would not be surprised at all if this is all being orchestrated from and the main headquarters is from some room in the White House.
31 posted on 10/04/2011 3:13:23 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: RockinRight
Some jackasses living in his mom’s the White Hut ( White House ) basement is having fun again.
32 posted on 10/04/2011 3:16:27 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Lucky9teen

These protester parasites claim to be for the “worker”... the teachers, builders, truckers, firemen... yadda yadda yadda.

Where do they think the life savings, 401K’s and pensions of all these “proletarians” are sitting? Under a rock somewhere? Nope... Wall street.


33 posted on 10/04/2011 3:19:11 PM PDT by Ramius (personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Morgana
That is scary, why? What is “legion” in the Bible? When Jesus casts out demons they say “we are legion”.

Remember when this clown was biting heads off of fake bats? Looking back he was pretty scary, right?


34 posted on 10/04/2011 3:19:12 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Lucky9teen

I wouldn’t think the NYSE would be averse to using whatever means necessary to extinguish the components of a threat such as this.


35 posted on 10/04/2011 3:25:34 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Cain/Rubio?)
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To: Rebelbase

Mr. Clarke, phone call for Mr. Clarke. Please pick up the white courtesy phone in the lobby. Phone call for Mr. Clarke................


36 posted on 10/04/2011 4:15:15 PM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Sawdring

“Remember when this clown was biting heads off of fake bats? Looking back he was pretty scary, right?”

He still does! Even as pathetic as he is now. That reality show he had shows just how scary he is. His life has been one big train wreck. Oh sure he has a nice place and all but look at him. He is so pathetic! It is scary how years and years of drugs and wildness have made him a blabbering idiot. He had a stroke years ago because of the drugs. Now he has to wear adult diapers. Those don’t look good on stage with leather pants so he does not wear them on stage and after the first song he dumps a bucket of water on his head so the audience will not notice. Yea, he is scary. Train wreck scary.


37 posted on 10/04/2011 5:43:09 PM PDT by Morgana ("Since using your shampoo my hair has come alive!" ----Medusa)
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To: Lucky9teen

Must read that book. Thanks


38 posted on 10/05/2011 6:04:32 AM PDT by Bitsy (!)
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