After PBS’s documentary on wikileaks “Wikisecrets” painted alleged cablegate leaker Bradley Manning in a seemingly negative light some hacktivists have set their sights on PBS. A group going by the name “LulzSec” posted some fake news stories and pages on PBS’s site and published database dumps of usernames, passwords, email, and other confidential information here. Though they claim not to be affiliated with Anonymous, the style is certainly similar. They even included a taunting statement, “Hey Anonymous, we heard you were having trouble!” in reference to the recent anonymous split and anonops.net hack. I suspect these are more 4chan hackers, possibly even the ones responsible for the anonops.net hack.
yesterday, anonymous’s irc server was hacked and user’s ip addresses and private messages were posted
here. Looking at the logs, it is clear to me that many of their users use proxies, VPNs, or some other way to obscure their actual address. It is doubtful that any serious hacktivists were actually unmasked. With rumors of an internal conflict within anonymous ablaze online, it is still unclear who was responsible or when their operations will be back online.
here was https://sites.google.com/site/lolanonopsdead/ and it’s since offline.
Greatest analysis and explanation of the cablegate i’ve seen on any media source. you go guys!
also, another good one. . .
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Remember when this meant something? Does no one else see our liberties disappearing? Once journalists are no longer protected, then what? who is next. Land of the free? not anymore. R.I.P.
When amazon dropped wikileaks from it’s servers under government pressure without any actual criminal or copyright wrongdoing they showed where they stood in regards to the first amendment. Anyone who disregards their principals at the approach of a powerful adversary is spineless. Without proof, or at least due process, we are innocent in this country. At least that is how it is supposed to be. I encourage all holiday shoppers to avoid amazon.com. These are scary times and we don’t need our interent providers abusing their authority and helping censor our internet. Now dyndns.com joins the ranks of the enemies of freedom. I did business with them for years, but no longer. If you stand against freedom, i will vote in the most powerful way i have: with my wallet.
When COICA came up it looked dangerous, however it turns out that it’s power was already granted inside the DMCA. The government can already seize any website that they even suspect of copyright infringement. however, the US government does not copyright its documents, and thus wikileaks was a terrible target. These laws should not apply at all. Using these methods to silence dissenters is NEVER effective. especially in this: the information age.