.: Anonymous Hacker Group Attacks Egyptian Government Sites

Monday, December 19, 2011

Anonymous Hacker Group Attacks Egyptian Government Sites

From he Huffington Post:

NEW YORK — Hacker activists started attacking Egyptian government websites on Wednesday, apparently taking them offline soon after the country restored Internet service.
An Internet forum run by a loose international group that calls itself "Anonymous" directed participants to attack the websites of the Egyptian Ministry of Information and the ruling National Democratic Party. Neither was accessible from New York on Wednesday afternoon.
In a Twitter post, the group claimed credit for taking down the ministry's website and said the group was motivated by a desire to support Egyptian protesters.
The same group rallied to support WikiLeaks in November and December, attacking websites of companies it saw as hampering the document-distribution site.
The Egyptian government cut off all Internet service in the country on Friday, then restored it early Wednesday.
One member of Anonymous, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the possibly illegal nature of its activities, said the number of participants in the attacks was much lower than it was in December. Thousands of young people then joined in attacks on such sites as MasterCard.com and Visa.com – in those cases because the payment processors declined to transfer money to WikiLeaks.
But because the Egyptian government websites are much easier to take down, the lower number of participants is still adequate, the member said.
The member said the weapon of choice for the hackers is the same as in December: a small program called Low Orbit Ion Cannon. It sends out a flood of fake traffic to a selected website, swamping it if it doesn't have enough capacity.

10 comments:

  1. Sounds like they are having a ball.

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  2. I bet those demonstrators appriciate any help they can get , thumbs up

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  3. This happened to the Egyptian government earlier this year. I wasn't aware that it had happened again. Thank you for the follow and the comment. I'm adding your blog to my blogroll. You'll see it up on the right hand side of my page.

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  4. I totally dig your blog not just cause you're Eddie Murphy or anything but because this shit is righteous ;). Especially in comparison with all the fashion blogs I'm subscribed to that are by far more superficial than this. I resisted starting a blog for awhile for fear that mine would fall into the same boat but I figured it is the best way to promote my store. I throw in TMNT references to reduce the guilt.

    Following you, can't wait to read more stuff you want to spread awareness to in your future posts. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Its about time somebody did something about those darn Egyptians. I know they have the pyramids, but jeezzz.

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  6. they failed on facebook i think

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