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  • The Case Against Gay Marriage: Top Law Firms Won’t Touch It

    04/12/2015 3:53:21 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 55 replies
    NYT ^ | 4/11/15 | ADAM LIPTAK
    WASHINGTON — The stacks of Supreme Court briefs filed on both sides of the same-sex marriage cases to be heard this month are roughly the same height. But they are nonetheless lopsided: There are no major law firms urging the justices to rule against gay marriage. Leading law firms are willing to represent tobacco companies accused of lying about their deadly products, factories that spew pollution, and corporations said to be complicit in torture and murder abroad. But standing up for traditional marriage has turned out to be too much for the elite bar. The arguments have been left to...
  • Problem with foxnews.com

    03/06/2015 8:37:38 PM PST · by ealgeone · 26 replies
    vanity | 03/06/15 | ealgeone
    Is anyone else having a problem with foxnews.com? Every time I try to open I receive an error message that causes the site to stop working. Denial of Service??
  • Gay Texas Judge Refuses to Wed Straight Couples

    10/01/2014 7:20:58 AM PDT · by lbryce · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/24/2012 | Elizabeth Flock
    Correction: This post initially stated that Judge Tonya Parker was “no longer” marrying straight couples. Judge Parker has never performed such marriage ceremonies. This version has been corrected. Catholic priests have refused to marry same-sex couples for years. Judge Tonya Parker (Dallas County) Now, a Texas judge has an answer to that, saying she will not marry straight couples until gay marriage is legal in the state. Judge Tonya Parker of Dallas County told the Dallas Voice that she respectfully tells couples why she can’t conduct their marriage ceremony: “I'm sorry. I don't perform marriage ceremonies because we are in...
  • World's top PR companies rule out working with climate deniers

    08/04/2014 10:44:30 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 38 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 4, 2014 | By Suzanne Goldenberg and Nishad Karim
    Some of the world’s top PR companies have for the first time publicly ruled out working with climate change deniers, marking a fundamental shift in the multi-billion dollar industry that has grown up around the issue of global warming. Public relations firms have played a critical role over the years in framing the debate on climate change and its solutions – as well as the extensive disinformation campaigns launched to block those initiatives. Now a number of the top 25 global PR firms have told the Guardian they will not represent clients who deny man-made climate change, or take campaigns...
  • Websites Compromised?

    04/05/2014 12:18:07 PM PDT · by defeat_the_dem_igods · 15 replies
    This morning, http://www.drudgereport.com/ would not "resolve"; that is, the request hunts and hunts for a full page load. Now, www.breitbart.com won't load and http://www.wnd.com/ is loading slowly. Yet, http://www.nytimes.com/ and other left wing sites load fine. Hmmm.....
  • Obama File Founder Targeted for Virus Attacks

    02/18/2014 8:14:40 AM PST · by Candor7 · 44 replies
    The Obama File ^ | 18Feb 2014 | Candor7
    Conservative Websites are being subjected to denial of service attacks and worm virus infection. In particular Freeper Beckwith is fighting this battle right this moment. The left is ginning up to limit free speech of Conservatives, treating them as they would terrorists, using sophisticated software likely provided by the Obama Campaign, with hacker research likely funded by Tax Payer dollars for Community Workers. Whether we win in November depends on our success in protecting our internet speech rights.If anyone has techniques which would protect from these attacks, including encryption or the use of alternate OS such as LINUX, and mirror...
  • Application-targeted DDoS attacks increasing: Expert

    11/08/2012 12:00:48 AM PST · by Smokin' Joe · 3 replies
    ComputerWorld Canada via IT World Canada ^ | 06 Nov 2012 | Howard Solomon
    Brute bandwidth attacks are disappearing in favour of application-layer incursions, a Canadian ISP conference has been told Be prepared for application layer distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, a security expert has warned Canadian service providers. Jim Deleskie, (pictured) former director of network security for global service provider Tata Communications, told the Canadian ISP Summit on Monday that hackers are turning away from brute bandwidth attacks by infecting hundreds of PCs. “The bad guys are getting smarter because those are a lot easier to see coming in and defend against,” he said. Instead, increasingly hackers with one PC can generate...
  • LulzSec: the members and the enemies

    06/25/2011 6:35:43 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 10 replies
    Guardian ^ | Friday 24 June 2011 | Josh Halliday
    While Sabu and Topiary are firmly on the inside, the likes of The Jester and LulzSec Exposed are most certainly notInside Sabu Apparent founder and leader of LulzSec, he is a long-time hacktivist associated with senior Anonymous members. Decides who can join the group and who should be targeted. Attempts by rivals to uncover details about his real-life identity suggest he is a 30-year-old IT consultant skilled in the Python programming language who has lived in New York. The timing of some his tweets – tweeting "goodnight all" at 0700 BST, or 0200 New York time – implies he is...
  • Pro-WikiLeaks cyber army gains strength; thousands join DDoS attacks

    12/09/2010 2:37:11 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 44 replies
    Computerworld ^ | Dec . 9, 2010 | Gregg Keizer
    Volunteers download attack tool, organizers recruit hacker botnets, say researchers Computerworld - The retaliatory attacks by pro-WikiLeaks activists are growing in strength as hackers add botnets and thousands of people download an open-source attack tool, security researchers said today. In recent days, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have been launched against several sites, including those belonging to Amazon, MasterCard, PayPal and the Swiss payment transaction firm PostFinance, after each terminated WikiLeaks accounts or pulled the plug on services. As of Thursday, WikiLeaks had posted the full text of more than 1,200 leaked U.S. State Department cables from its trove of over...
  • MasterCard site partially frozen by hackers in WikiLeaks 'revenge'

    12/08/2010 5:44:40 AM PST · by maggief · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Guardian ^ | December 8, 2010 | Esther Addley
    The website of MasterCard, the international credit card, has been hacked and partially paralysed by hackers, in apparent revenge for the payment network's decision to cease taking donations to WikiLeaks. A group of online activists calling themselves Anonymous appear to have orchestrated a DDOS ("distributed denial of service") attack on the site, bringing its service at www.mastercard.com to a halt for many users. "Operation: Payback" is the latest salvo in the increasingly febrile technological war over WikiLeaks. MasterCard announced on Monday that it would no longer process donations to the whistleblowing site, claiming it was engaged in illegal activity.
  • Co-op refuses to serve soldier after return from Afghanistan - because he was still in uniform

    08/06/2010 11:42:41 AM PDT · by happygrl · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 6, 2010
    A hero soldier who had just arrived home from a tour of Afghanistan was refused service at a supermarket after being told they didn't serve people in army uniform. Sapper Anthony Walls, of the 21 Engineer Regiment, popped into the Co-op in Croydon for some beers after a gruelling 34-hour journey from Kandahar. The 27-year-old, said it was his 'first hour back in the real world' after dodging Taliban bullets for the past four-and-a-half months helping build 'the most dangerous road in Afghanistan'. But when he arrived at the till to pay he was met with a blank stare from...
  • Girl texted pics of herself

    07/30/2010 12:54:21 PM PDT · by frithguild · 34 replies · 2+ views
    The Sun - UK ^ | July 30, 2010 | STAFF REPORTER
    A DESPERATE woman texted photos of herself slowly DYING to her mum as she lay suffering on a hospital bed - being ignored by NHS doctors. Tragic Jo Dowling, 25, sent over forty messages to her mother and best friend including pictures of a deadly rash spreading across her body as her life ebbed away. The pretty youngster was diagnosed by her family GP with suspected Meningococcal Septicaemia after developing a purple skin rash and low blood pressure last November. She was rushed to Milton Keynes Hospital where A&E doctors rejected the diagnosis believing instead her illness was a mild...
  • Woman chronicled her own death from meningitis in phone pictures (NHS ignored her symptoms)

    Woman chronicled her own death from meningitis in phone pictures as doctors told her spreading rash was only a 'minor infection' 30th July 2010 Doctors stopped antibiotics and gave her headache tablets Medics 'didn't see' deadly rash spreading across her limbs Patient died just 14 hours after being admitted to hospital A desperate patient texted photos of a deadly rash spreading across her body to her mother as she lay dying on a hospital bed while being ignored by NHS doctors. Critically ill Jo Dowling, 25, sent more than 40 pictures and messages to her mother and best friend as...
  • An Election Day Dirty Trick to Watch For: Distributed Denial-Of-Service Attacks

    11/04/2008 3:01:00 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 6 replies · 1,231+ views
    e.politics ^ | November 7th, 2006 | cpd
    I’m leaving blow-by-blow coverage of election results to the approximately one million sites that will be looking at them in detail all through the night, but in the true spirit of election day, here’s a really nasty trick to consider. As an article by Scott Berinato in this month’s Wired magazine describes, distributed denial-of-service attacks can shut down the web servers of companies and organizations within minutes, even if they’ve taken measures to protect themselves. How do they work? Hackers penetrate inadequately protected computers (yours?) and install software (a “bot”) that hides in the background until it’s triggered by a...
  • Hackers to Attack Bill O'Reilly? (and Fox News)

    09/19/2008 1:28:47 PM PDT · by kristinn · 59 replies · 395+ views
    G4TV ^ | Friday, September 19, 2008 | Stephen Johnson
    We hear on the internet underground that hackers and/or script-kiddies have declared an internet war against Fox News and columnist Bill O'Reilly and plan a cyber-assault for later today. Reportedly, parts of O'Reilly's site have already been compromised. This is serious business, no doubt. To get to the bottom of the issue, we spoke to an insider, a frequent poster on a certain well known online support group for young-adult agoraphobics where these things are planned and executed. He prefers to remain anonymous. (We starred-out the names of internet sites because, apparently, they don't like to be noticed.) G4: What...
  • Obama author Andy Martin says Barack Obama has declared war on the First Amendment‏

    09/18/2008 8:45:19 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 26 replies · 750+ views
    PR Inside ^ | September 18, 2008 | ANDY MARTIN
    Chicago news conference: Obama author Andy Martin says Barack Obama has declared war on the First Amendment and unleashed his "Obamabots" on the opposition "Factually Correct, Not Politically Correct" FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS ANNOUNCEMENT OF CHICAGO NEWS CONFERENCE Obama opposition leader Andy Martin says "Obamabots" have launched an unprecedented "cyberwar" against anyone who stands up against or speaks out against Barack Obama Obama author Andy Martin is under attack from Obama's cyberwar minions (CHICAGO)(September 18, 2008) Legendary Chicago Internet columnist, public interest lawyer and Obama opposition leader Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference today to charge...
  • JimRob & John Robinson - GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER - or the Nut Roots will take down Free Republic

    09/17/2008 10:28:43 AM PDT · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 354 replies · 1,787+ views
    <p>Chicago radio station WGN-AM is again coming under attack from the presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama for offering airtime to a controversial author. It is the second time in recent weeks the station has been the target of an "Obama Action Wire" alert to supporters of the Illinois Democrat.</p>
  • Micosoft Update KB951748 (WinXP) kills ZoneAlarm Firewall

    07/09/2008 12:29:36 PM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 75 replies · 581+ views
    ZoneAlarm forum ^ | July 9, 2008 | ZoneAlarm forum moderator
    We are investigating the issue with the MS update KB951748. For the time being we suggest you uninstall KB951748 until the issue has been resolved. We will post when we have more information Best regards, Forum Moderator
  • 'Hearty Eaters' Say Buffet Banned Them

    06/03/2008 12:43:39 PM PDT · by redstates4ever · 57 replies · 333+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6/2/08 | (not provided)
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A 6-foot-3, 265-pound man says a restaurant overcharged him for his trips to the buffet line, then banned him and a relative because they're hearty eaters. A spokesman for the restaurant denies the claim.Ricky Labit, a disabled offshore worker, said he had been a regular for eight months at the Manchuria Restaurant in Houma, eating there as often as three times a week.On his most recent visit, he said, a waitress gave him and his wife's cousin, 44-year-old Michael Borrelli, a bill for $46.40, roughly double the buffet price for two adults."She says, 'Y'all fat, and...
  • Rockies suspend World Series ticket sales after computer crash

    10/22/2007 2:26:40 PM PDT · by NorCoGOP · 25 replies · 45+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 10/22/2007 | AP Wire
    DENVER — The Colorado Rockies suspended World Series ticket sales Monday after overwhelming demand crashed their computer system. “Right now we’re shutting the system down,” club spokesman Jay Alves announced outside Coors Field, drawing boos from fans. “We expect to be online at some point.” “We’re as frustrated and disappointed as they are,” Alves said. Alves had said last week that the Rockies were prepared for any computer problems. On Monday, there were 8.5 million attempts to connect with the computers in the first 90 minutes after sales started, he said, and only several hundred tickets had been sold before...
  • Officials Probe Lieberman Web Site Crash

    08/10/2006 1:17:34 PM PDT · by SmithL · 53 replies · 1,410+ views
    AP ^ | 8/10/6 | PAT EATON-ROBB
    U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman's campaign Web site remained offline Thursday, and federal and state authorities were investigating why it crashed on the eve of this week's defeat in a high-profile primary. The site, Joe2006.com, appeared to have suffered from a so-called "denial of service" attack, in which computers overwhelm a site with fake traffic so real visitors can't get through, said Richard M. Smith, an Internet security consultant in Brookline, Mass. The Lieberman campaign denied speculation among liberal Web pundits that the centrist Democrat's Web site had simply crashed because it used a low-budget Web host unable to handle the...
  • Saudi-Originated Denial of Service Attack Knocks out Conservative Blog Hosts

    04/28/2006 11:52:29 AM PDT · by Jacksonville Patriot · 18 replies · 1,042+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | 4/28/06 | Michelle Malkin
    BLOGS DOWN: HACK ATTACK By Michelle Malkin · April 28, 2006 11:51 AM 1230pm EDT Looks like the problem may be resolved, though several blogs still down...Glenn Reynolds confirms the attack originated in Saudi Arabia, as I suspected...Mary Katherine Ham of downed blog hughhewitt.com is guest-blogging over at Wizbang...*** Many Hosting Matters-hosted blogs are down--including Instapundit, Power Line, Hugh Hewitt, and tons of others large and small. Hosting Matters' own website is also down. Blogger Chuck Simmins e-mails: Denial of service attack on Hosting Matters. Most, if not all, their hosted sites are down. Attack is originating internationally. Haven't been...
  • "I'm still here" - Michelle Malkin's site is under attack (FBI contacted)

    02/23/2006 8:13:03 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 114 replies · 6,253+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Thursday February 23rd, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    Dear readers: Yes, I know the site has been down all morning. Yes, I've contacted the FBI. I will try to get back to work, but this has been a bit of a distraction. Thanks for sticking with me.
  • THE ISLAMISTS' WAR ON THE INTERNET (IslamoNazis threaten to kill Michelle Malkin)

    02/15/2006 9:30:46 AM PST · by FormerACLUmember · 148 replies · 6,133+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | February 15, 2006 09:01 AM | Michelle Malkin
    Last Tuesday, during or immediately after my appearance on Fox News Channel to discuss the Mohammed Cartoons, this blog was hit by a large, foreign-based denial of service attack. Last night, my hosting service notified me that it is receiving ongoing threats from individuals vowing to take down this site--and others along with it--which will presumably continue until I take down the cartoons. For now, we are on guard and continuing with business as usual. But you should know there's something much wider and deeper going on: I. Security Pro News reports on the latest Islamist hacker attacks spurred by...
  • HACKERS TAKE AIM AT RNC

    08/17/2004 9:58:41 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 40 replies · 1,826+ views
    Defensetech ^ | 8/16/04
    Protesters have been targeting government and corporate websites for years. But when online activists strike at Republican domains during the G.O.P.'s convention later this month, the digital demonstrations might turn out to be more than symbolic, for once. In the past, activists have been able to shut down the website of, say, the World Economic Forum for a few hours. But the impact of such a takedown was nebulous at best: It's hard to argue the organization really suffered from a few-hour lag in posting its press releases online. In this year's presidential race, however, campaign websites have moved beyond...
  • Internet "Terrorist" Using Yahoo to Recruit 600 Muslims for Hack Attack

    03/02/2004 4:23:43 PM PST · by JohnathanRGalt · 18 replies · 1,586+ views
    Mens News Daily ^ | February 28, 2004 | Jeremy Reynalds
    Almojahid's got it wrong.    Haganah is the Hebrew word for "Defense" .... Internet "Terrorist" Using Yahoo to Recruit 600 Muslims for Hack Attack February 28, 2004 by Jeremy Reynalds Editor's note: MND is uncomfortable providing direct links to potential terrorist groups. The links below have been edited to prevent collection by linkbots, but the edits should be obvious to human readers. One of the internet's most verbally prolific Islamic "terrorists" is now advocating hacking sites which oppose his radical views. In an e-mail on his Yahoo Groups site titled "Half Moon Operation/First Attack," Daleel Almojahid asks for people to...
  • New [computer] virus hitting in-boxes (W32.Novarg.A)

    01/26/2004 2:46:17 PM PST · by FourPeas · 46 replies · 733+ views
    CNET News.com ^ | January 26, 2004, 2:14 PM PT | Robert Lemos
    Antivirus firms warned on Monday of a new mass-mailing computer virus that had gained a foothold in a large number of PCs by masquerading itself as an e-mail error. The virus, dubbed MyDoom, arrives in an in-box with one of several different random subject lines, such as "Mail Delivery System," "Test," or "Mail Transaction Failed." The body of the e-mail contains an executable file and a statement such as: "The message contains Unicode characters and has been sent as a binary attachment." Antivirus firms were scrambling Monday afternoon to learn more about the virus, which started spreading at about 1...
  • Islamist internet terror attacks?

    10/21/2003 10:42:17 AM PDT · by Agitate · 18 replies · 156+ views
    10/20/2003 | agitate
    There has been talk at LittleGreenFootballs about denial of service attacks on pro-Israel websites. Does anyone know anything about this, or any other internet Jihadi activities lately?
  • Baby barred from veggie restaurant [Mom fed baby chicken]

    09/18/2003 4:29:07 PM PDT · by aculeus · 85 replies · 359+ views
    Electronic Telegraph ^ | 17/09/2003 | Richard Savill
    A mother was asked to leave a vegetarian restaurant after she gave her 11-month-old son a jar of chicken baby food. Sarah Graham was told it was "offensive" to feed her baby Joshua the Heinz meal. She opened the jar of vegetables, rice and chicken after ordering lunch for herself and her eight-year-old son at the Rendezvous restaurant in Aberystwyth, west Wales. She said she was asked to leave after asking the restaurant staff to warm up the jar. "I've never heard anything so ridiculous in all my life. It was not as if I had brought in a whole...
  • Internet Worm Plaguing Computers Worldwide

    08/12/2003 2:09:59 PM PDT · by WaterDragon · 207 replies · 1,158+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Brian Krebs
    A fast-spreading Internet worm infecting more than a million computers worldwide forced the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration to shut its offices for the day and is causing problems for other computer networks in the Washington region. The worm, dubbed "Blaster" by security experts, is having a "sporadic" effect on federal agency networks, said a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security......(snip) [Article is long but good]
  • William Morris Agency shuts down Boycotthollywood.com

    05/01/2003 9:01:21 AM PDT · by barbarianbabs · 55 replies · 1,157+ views
    The William Morris Agency shuts down boycott-hollywood web site. Figures.
  • Counter Clinton Library Attacked by Cyber-Clintonistas

    12/07/2002 8:19:26 AM PST · by Paul Atreides · 39 replies · 459+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | December 7, 2002 | Carl Limbacher
    Less than 24 hours after plans were unveiled to build the Counter Clinton Library in Little Rock, Ark., the project had come under attack by defenders of the ex-president who attempted to disrupt its fundraising operation. Staff at the CCL report the cyber-Clintonistas have emailed at least 13 separate computer viruses to their Web site in a blitzkrieg effort to shut it down. "If you understand the Clintons, you just know they will do virtually anything to stop this Counter Library," CCL co-founder, former Congressman John LeBoutillier told NewsMax, before vowing not to let the cyber-attack disrupt operations. In anticipation...
  • Attack On Internet Called Largest Ever

    10/23/2002 7:30:10 AM PDT · by EggsAckley · 7 replies · 204+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 10-23-02 | David McGuire and Brian Krebs
    Attack On Internet Called Largest Ever By David McGuire and Brian Krebs washingtonpost.com Staff Writers Tuesday, October 22, 2002; 5:40 PM The heart of the Internet sustained its largest and most sophisticated attack ever, starting late Monday, according to officials at key online backbone organizations. Around 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, a "distributed denial of service" (DDOS) attack struck the 13 "root servers" that provide the primary roadmap for almost all Internet communications. Despite the scale of the attack, which lasted about an hour, Internet users worldwide were largely unaffected, experts said.
  • Attack disables music industry Web site (RIAA DOS attack)

    07/30/2002 11:27:23 AM PDT · by weegee · 54 replies · 350+ views
    Cnet.com ^ | July 29, 2002, 4:20 PM PT | Declan McCullagh
    WASHINGTON--The Recording Industry Association of America's Web site was unreachable over the weekend due to a denial-of-service attack. The apparently deliberate overload rendered the RIAA.org site unavailable for portions of four days and came after the group endorsed legislation to allow copyright holders to disrupt peer-to-peer networks. The malicious flood started on Friday and did not involve any intrusion into the RIAA's internal network, a representative for the trade association said on Monday afternoon. Nobody has claimed credit for the denial-of-service attack, which ended at 2 a.m. PDT on Monday. "Don't they have something better to do during the summer...
  • Piracy fight gets serious (Dem bill to legalize corporate viruses/DOS/hacking)

    07/01/2002 12:30:51 PM PDT · by weegee · 15 replies · 212+ views
    BBC News ^ | Thursday, 27 June, 2002, 16:17 GMT 17:17 UK | No byline
    Record makers could win the right to carry out hack attacks on music sharing services if a US proposal becomes law. Californian congressman Howard Berman has drawn up a bill that would legalise the disruption of peer-to-peer networks by companies who are trying to stop people pirating copyrighted materials. If his idea becomes law, record companies will be able to carry out a variety of attacks on the sharing services to make them unusable or so irritating to use that people abandon them. Existing legislation makes it an offence for anyone to carry out many of the attacks mooted in...
  • Fox News Site Down

    06/13/2002 3:32:10 PM PDT · by NonZeroSum · 9 replies · 223+ views
    NonZeroSum | NonZeroSum
    Has anyone been able to get to foxnews.com today? The site seems to have been down all day. I'm wondering if they're under a Denial Of Service attack.