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3 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2010 - 2:15AM #1
Karma_yeshe_dorje
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This is how it's done.


«The two "distributed denial of service" attacks on WikiLeaks this week have given us an indication of how they prepare for pre-emptive strikes. As soon as the assaults began, administrators played a game of virtual cat and mouse, moving WikiLeaks on to previously secret backup servers.


The majority of its sites are currently hosted on French and Swedish internet service providers - the latter is housed in a bunker built 30 metres into a mountain.»


www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/artic...

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3 years ago  ::  Dec 09, 2010 - 8:36AM #2
Karma_yeshe_dorje
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Here's more praise.


«In a word (or four), it's called "single point of failure". You don't want any. In fact, if you're WikiLeaks, you want to build redundancy on your redundancy and be able to survive not just a single point of failure, but a virtual meltdown of cascading failures.


WikiLeaks has implemented an interwoven network of domains, hosts, servers, and DNS services to ensure that losing any one provider, or having a server or domain shut down by a DoS attack will not ultimately impact the availability of the site.


WikiLeaks expanded from using a single DNS provider, to using 14 different DNS providers. WikiLeaks is directing traffic to at least five different IP addresses, and with the help of the WikiLeaks community-at-large it has more than 350 mirror sites hosting its content as well.


Bottom line: It would take a catastrophe of global proportions to completely knock WikiLeaks offline.»


www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/2...

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3 years ago  ::  Dec 21, 2010 - 5:37AM #3
Karma_yeshe_dorje
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Here's some good news. Kiss


IP address


«EasyDNS, a Canadian firm, was attacked last Friday after media outlets mistakenly reported it had terminated its service for WikiLeaks. The company sent an e-mail to customers Thursday morning letting them know that it had begun providing DNS service for WikiLeaks.ch and WikiLeaks.nl, two of the primary domain names WikiLeaks relocated to after WikiLeaks.org stopped resolving.»


www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/12/easydn...

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3 years ago  ::  Dec 31, 2010 - 4:22PM #4
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PayPal's puppets raid an Internet Service Provider.


«The FBI has raided a Texan hosting company and seized equipment believed to have been used in the distributed denial of service attacks that targeted supposed "enemies" of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, which included the likes of PayPal and MasterCard.


It was actually PayPal that set the wheels in motion, as investigators working for the company supplied the FBI with eight IP addresses that had hosted an IRC chat of Anonymous members. Agents operating out of the Bureau's San Francisco office then began to trace at least two of the IPs, with help from law enforcement organizations in Europe.»


www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/10654...

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 07, 2011 - 8:29PM #5
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Now the USA has demanded that Twitter hand over a foreign politician's private messages!


«An Icelandic member of parliament and former WikiLeaks volunteer says the US justice department has contacted Twitter and asked the company to hand over her private messages.


Birgitta Jonsdottir, an MP for the Movement in Iceland, said last night on Twitter that the "usa government wants to know about all my tweets and more since november 1st 2009. Do they realize I am a member of parliament in Iceland?" She said she is starting a legal fight to stop the US getting hold of her messages. She wrote: "department of justice are requesting twitter to provide the info – I got 10 days to stop it via legal process before twitter hands it over."»


www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jan/08/us-...

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 16, 2011 - 4:17AM #6
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The smoking gun on cyberwar.


«By the accounts of a number of computer scientists, nuclear enrichment experts and former officials, the covert race to create Stuxnet was a joint project between the Americans and the Israelis, with some help, knowing or unknowing, from the Germans and the British.


The project’s political origins can be found in the last months of the Bush administration. In January 2009, The New York Times reported that Mr. Bush authorized a covert program to undermine the electrical and computer systems around Natanz, Iran’s major enrichment center. President Obama, first briefed on the program even before taking office, sped it up, according to officials familiar with the administration’s Iran strategy. So did the Israelis, other officials said.»


www.nytimes.com/2011/01/16/world/middlee...

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3 years ago  ::  Feb 05, 2011 - 7:27AM #7
Karma_yeshe_dorje
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Here's what's happening on Egyptian mobile phone networks.

«France Télécom, which runs mobile carrier Mobinil in a joint venture with Orascom Telecom Holding, said the Egyptian army forced it to send texts to its customers, though it said the only army-endorsed messages processed by Mobini concerned "national security and general safety."

Vodafone said the text-messaging capability of it and other mobile operators in Egypt has been shut down since mass protests began late last week. But Egyptian authorities appear to have opened the networks briefly at times to send pro-government texts.»


online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240527487...

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