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Anonymous Project Tunesia : hackers strike against tunesia government

Discussion in 'Anarchism and radical activism' started by ungovernable, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. ungovernable

    ungovernableAutonome Staff Member Uploader Admin Team Experienced member




    Aug 21, 2009
    Male, 34 years old
    Canada Canada
    Anonymous activists target Tunisian government sites
    Man on laptop in shadow Sites associated with Anonymous have also come under attack

    Key websites of the Tunisian government have been taken offline by a group that recently attacked sites and services perceived to be anti-Wikileaks.

    Sites belonging to the Ministry of Industry and the Tunisian Stock Exchange were amongst seven targeted by the Anonymous group since Monday.

    Other sites have been defaced for what the group calls "an outrageous level of censorship" in the country.

    The group also recently targeted the websites of the Zimbabwean government.

    Those attacks were reportedly in retaliation after the president's wife Grace Mugabe sued a Zimbabwean newspaper for $15m (£9.6m) over its reporting of a cable released by Wikileaks that claimed she had made "tremendous profits" from the country's diamond mines.

    The attacks, which started in the run up to the New Year, hit the government's online portal and the official site of Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party.

    "We are targeting Mugabe and his regime in the Zanu-PF who have outlawed the free press and threaten to sue anyone publishing Wikileaks," the group said at the time.

    The latest attacks against Tunisia have taken at least seven websites offline, according to statistics released by site watching firm Netcraft.

    In an open letter published online, Anonymous said that it had launched distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks to highlight a spate of recent riots that have taken place over youth unemployment in the country as well as net and press censorship.

    The country has reportedly stepped up its control of the web in light of the recent violence.

    Free speech organisation Reporters without Borders ranks Tunisia 164th out of 178 countries in its press freedom index.

    The retaliatory DDoS attacks used to knock the government's websites offline do so by bombarding them with so much data that they can no longer respond to legitimate page requests.

    Security researcher Graham Cluley said the group, which encourages members to download a piece of software to launch the attacks, had selected its targets in discussions in an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) forum on Sunday.

    But he warned people against being tempted to take part.

    "Anyone considering signing-up to join in the attacks on the websites of various governments would be wise to remember that participating in a DDoS attack is against the law," he said.

    s well as the DDoS attacks, Anonymous said it had taken other measures.

    "We have accessed one of their websites and defaced it by placing our Open Letter to the Government of Tunisia on the main page

    "In addition, we have taken steps to ensure that Tunisians can connect anonymously to the internet and access."

    The Tunisian government has not responded to a request for comment on the attacks.

    In a twist, websites associated with Anonymous are also under DDoS attack, according to Netcraft.

    The firm said that it had seen attacks against the AnonNews.org site, and the anarchic message board 4Chan, commonly frequented by members of Anonymous.

    The attack on 4Chan is the second against the site in the last week.

    "Another day, another DDoS," wrote 4Chan's founder Christopher "Moot" Poole, shortly before the site came back online.



    Tunisia Blocks Wikileaks and Anonymous Takes Action

    Just as the stories are starting to get interesting, the Tunisian authorities block Wikileaks and every other form of “leaks” that mention Tunisia based on cables from the whistleblower site.

    Soon after the cables surfaced activists around the world started creating websites to tackle specific topics and countries, drawing from the plethora of information the cables provide. Tunisian activists didn’t waste time, Tunileaks was born.

    So if you can read this post in Tunisia, it means Tunisian authorities haven’t yet gone on a Firewall frenzy. It means that Tunisian authorities haven’t resorted to putting up a cyber great-wall-of-China to block the world and its citizens from getting access to some of its dirty laundry. [Via] The Next Web

    Anonymous takes action for the people of Tunisia, since the Tunisian government has had a complete media blackout by blocking various websites on the internet (Facebook, Youtube, Google and other websites). Anonymous argues that the Tunisian government should let their people be free and not have the government decide what they can or can’t read.

    A group of over 9,000 hacktivists gathered together online today to show support for the people of Tunisia. They want the people to know they are not alone and when the Tunisian government does not want to help, there’s people from Anonymous that will be at their side no matter what.

    When the powerless are shut out of the media, we will make the media irrelevant - Anonymous

    http://www.it-networks.org/2011/01/02/t ... es-action/

  2. JackNegativity

    JackNegativityExperienced Member Uploader Experienced member Forum Member




    Nov 9, 2010
    Anonymous <3
  3. ama-gi

    ama-giActive Member Forum Member




    Jan 5, 2011
    "anarchic message board 4Chan"

    lol, If you call a bunch of bored 13 year olds posting, "post ending in x gets to name my dog", "tits or GTFO", and asking for CP "anarchic".
  4. JackNegativity

    JackNegativityExperienced Member Uploader Experienced member Forum Member




    Nov 9, 2010
    Yeah there's always a plus and a negative. I still <3 for shit like this.
  5. ama-gi

    ama-giActive Member Forum Member




    Jan 5, 2011
    4chan = retarded. When I did some /i/ shit we used them as a zerg rush. Most of the ops were explicitly non-chan. When operation greenwave started we tried to keep the chantards out of it since Iran's network couldn't withstand thousands of chantards using LOIC on their school's computers without blocking all traffic in as well as all of the information from the green revolutionaries out. It was more important to crapflood specific government servers and have hacktards overwrite pictures of protesters with pictures of Muhammad being fucked by a pig.