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Warned of an Attack on the Internet, and Getting Ready
The New York Times ^ | March 30, 2012 | By SOMINI SENGUPTA

Posted on 03/31/2012 5:33:43 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

On a quiet Sunday in mid-February, something curious attracted the attention of the behind-the-scenes engineers who scour the Internet for signs of trouble. There, among the ubiquitous boasts posted by the hacking collective Anonymous, was a call to attack some of the network’s most crucial parts.

The message called it Operation Global Blackout, and rallied Anonymous supporters worldwide to attack the Domain Name System.

It declared when the attack would be carried out: March 31. And it detailed exactly how: by bombarding the Domain Name System with junk traffic in an effort to overwhelm it altogether.

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


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1 posted on 03/31/2012 5:33:48 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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2 posted on 03/31/2012 5:36:14 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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You mean, it will work like the cell phones around here? I’m used to that. (Even if I am thinking about having a ‘cell phone shoot’.)


3 posted on 03/31/2012 5:41:20 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
the behind-the-scenes engineers who scour the Internet for signs of trouble.

just because you're paranoid, it doesn't mean they're not watching every.thing.you.do!

4 posted on 03/31/2012 5:51:39 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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Crap; that’s today. Should I wrap my router in tinfoil?


5 posted on 03/31/2012 5:56:48 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I was going to read the article. Then I noticed it was from the NYSlimes.


6 posted on 03/31/2012 5:57:08 AM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I web surf, therefor I am.


7 posted on 03/31/2012 5:59:56 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

Well since I’m reading this on FR this morning, I’m thinking they must be late sleepers or IT DIDN’T WORK! Loosers find something else to entertain yourselves, like jumping off high places with no safety nets.


8 posted on 03/31/2012 6:02:33 AM PDT by Bassfire (Remember the Alamo!)
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"Crap; that’s today. Should I wrap my router in tinfoil?"

I think you are supposed to put a paper bag over your head and lay on the floor.

9 posted on 03/31/2012 6:04:34 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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I have the paperbag leftover from Y2K with the eye-cutouts, so I’ll re-use that one.


10 posted on 03/31/2012 6:13:53 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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I’m thinking they’re just a bunch of script kiddies, and they aren’t as good as they think they are.


11 posted on 03/31/2012 6:14:07 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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I have the paperbag leftover from Y2K with the eye-cutouts, so I’ll re-use that one.


You have to line the inside of the bag with tin foil.

(I do that with all my base-ball caps)


12 posted on 03/31/2012 6:21:24 AM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Ramius
The Anon guys have an overly-inflated sense of self-importance. The old school black-hats generally view these guys as a new generation of cowboys with something to prove....

All they're succeeding in doing is allowing cover for more invasion of privacy by government - exactly what they rail against.

13 posted on 03/31/2012 6:22:56 AM PDT by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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All they're succeeding in doing is allowing cover for more invasion of privacy by government - exactly what they rail against.

Yep.  Everybody knows what's in room 101... and who really wrote Goldman's book.


Anona My Arse

14 posted on 03/31/2012 6:45:36 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: Bassfire
In my experience, dissing a loser has much more effect when you spell l-o-s-e-r correctly.

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15 posted on 03/31/2012 6:52:58 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (chirping birds + basket weavers who sit + smile + twiddle their thumbs + toes They're coming to take)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

99% of internet traffic is junk anyway so how are they actually gonna pull it off?

Did they hire a bunch of jr high boys and girls to surf the web more than usual, or did some of you Freepers inadvertently help them out today?


16 posted on 03/31/2012 6:53:14 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: maine yankee

“You have to line the inside of the bag with tin foil.”

Busy working on that now.


17 posted on 03/31/2012 6:56:47 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If they do this, then every site may perform like FR!

(lol I know, that was mean)


18 posted on 03/31/2012 7:17:51 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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>>>Crap; that’s today. Should I wrap my router in tinfoil?

That, or brass window screen material.


19 posted on 03/31/2012 7:26:06 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

Scott Dunbar One Man Band Singing Tin Foil Hat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8MJ7wlPE2E&feature=relmfu


20 posted on 03/31/2012 7:38:10 AM PDT by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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