Skip to comments.Russia takes cyber-swipe at Illini (anti-Russian Hack Attack Came from U of Illinois)
Posted on 03/17/2014 3:57:18 PM PDT by tcrlaf
CHAMPAIGN University of Illinois officials are looking into claims made by some Russian media outlets that a Crimea-related cyberattack originated from here.
The Voice of Russia, a Russian government-run media outlet, claimed on Sunday that the hacking of websites related to the referendum held in Crimea on Sunday came from the U.S.
(Snip) The Voice of Russia described Sundays hackings as the denial-of-service type of attacks.
Our IT safety experts managed to find out where those attacks came from. It is University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. The most powerful scanning of servers before the attack was carried out exactly from there, unnamed sources were cited as saying in the state-run media report.
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who thought that WW3 would be fought by some 98 lb geeks at a keyboard ?
Chicago has always had a huge population of Polish, Ukrainians, East and Central Europeans. So maybe the hacker was one of the above
Don’t be surprised if we find out that his uncle is CIA.
Illinois..... Rahm and friends
When I worked for General Dynamics the head of the computer services department told me that GD was attacked on average 30,000 times per day. I asked it was Russia and China. He said, “No, mostly Berkley and a few other liberal compasses.”
Who knew Rahm’s tentacles extend 140 miles from Chicago?
Did they ever take a crack at a hack attack back?
“Did they ever take a crack at a hack attack back? “
The company handling all of my division’s computer security, CSC, saw themselves as guards. They kept the bad guys, (in this case liberal professors and students) out. What those guys were doing is illegal, but only gets prosecuted when they actually break in. Given the conservative nature of CSC and GD I believe they never struck back as doing so would also be illegal and prosecutable. Can you imagine the bad publicity if Berkley got the government to prosecute a denial of service attack by GD?
Like the gay rights excesses, this is a law that only works in one direction.
There all in bed together in Illinois. Totally inbred.
You must be thinking of the high school kids. Last time I was in Urbana, the graduate geeks in the Computer Science department looked like they had been eating too much deep dish pizza and pushing 200 pounds and more.
It was Bill Ayers. He wants to start a war so that he can become the Commissar of the remaining America. (somewhat sarcy).
You don’t know Bill if you think that he wouldn’t do it. He’s the perfect “American Psycho”.
“Last time I was in Urbana, the graduate geeks in the Computer Science department looked like they had been eating too much deep dish pizza and pushing 200 pounds and more.”
That’s funny. The best deep dish pizza I’ve ever had was at Champaign-Urbana in 1972.
Papa Del’s or Garcia’s? Both were pretty good.
My friend took us to a pizza place while we were visiting, and I couldn’t remember the name of the place afterwards. Looking at the picture of Papa Dels Pizza on Green Street does seem to be familiar. When they brought the deep dish pizza to us I was very surprised how small it looked and how it looked more like a tall casserole or round and deep lasagna for one or two people. The four of us ended up stuffed eating that thing, and all thoughts of complaint about size and strangeness were quickly forgotten. That was good stuff! It may have been Papa Dels Pizza on Green Street, if they were there in 1972.
“Thats funny. The best deep dish pizza Ive ever had was at Champaign-Urbana in 1972.”
Flying tomato brothers??
Cannot think of the name of the joint
I preferred Papa Dels, though.