Sunday, May 1, 2011

Anonymous targets Iran with DoS attack

The hacker group Anonymous says its next target is Iran.

According to their latest online proclamation, members of the loosely organized group are planning  an attack designed to shut down Iranian Web sites beginning Sunday.

The "Operation Iran" seemed to already have begun late today with Web page defacements ostensibly targeted at Iranian hackers.
Anonymous left messages on several Web sites that had allegedly been previously attacked by the Iranian Cyber Army, including the site of a Canadian information systems firm and the site of a Ukrainian dancing group, according to an observer on an Anonymous Internet Relay Chat channel that members use to coordinate their operations.

"The people of Iran have the admiration of Anonymous, and the entire world," the statement says. "We can see that Iran still suffers at the hands of those in power. Your former government has seized control, and tries to silence you. People of Iran your rights belong to you."

Anonymous is known for its renegade cyberattacks in defense of perceived underdogs or to support freedom of expression or other anti-establishment causes.

Earlier this month, Anonymous targeted Sony in protest of the company's treatment of Sony PlayStation hacker George Hotz. Hotz and Sony have since settled the lawsuit Sony filed, and Anonymous has denied any involvement in a recent serious breach that exposed information of millions of Sony PlayStation Network customers.

In defense of WikiLeaks, the group targeted PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, and other companies late last year that had stopped enabling WikiLeaks to receive contributions.

Other Anonymous targets have been: Broadcast Music Inc., the Church of Scientology; the governments of Egypt, Iran, and Sweden; the Westboro Baptist Church; conservative activist billionaires Charles and David Koch and their companies; as well as security firm HBGary Federal, which had reportedly been working with the FBI to identify the leaders of Anonymous.

But everyone knows there's no leaders

23 commentaires:

Joel C Anatoli said...

First Comment!! :D

Nice post man.. I didnt know about this,..

Arpz said...

Good stuff, anonymous have been picking up a lot of steam lately but I think it's only a matter of time until arrests are made

=dgrphx= said...

sounds good

Bart said...

lol like fuck, that sounds retarded. more like operation failran

K said...

Interesting hmm!

Jack Straw said...

Nice looking blog!

Ponderer said...

Anonymous should be shunned for their actions. Internet vigilantes? More like cyber terrorists!

goat-on-a-stik said...

there's no stopping anon

Jonny said...

Learned about this in Uni Poli Sci.

Lunarchy said...

Anonymous, force for justice or force of evil? I guess it's really subjective!

B Jeezy said...

I see not why anyone would support action against Iran, this kinda makes me wonder if Anonymous has been infiltrated by Dick Cheney and George Bush.

Blogging Skater said...

i would love to see this unfold

fit4life said...

anonymous is just pure WIN

Jay Reid said...

No leaders indeed ;)

clique said...

hi im 12 what is this?

Al3xaG said...

oO Why would they do that

kxxthanxx said...

ha!

Matt said...

I actually find it rather admirable that they are fighting for internet freedom and opposing cencorship. Especially in places like New Zealand.

Mike said...

They'll be taking over the world soon haha.

Paulie Pecans said...

Go anonymous.

Athanasian Echo said...

A lot of people have skewed views on anonymous based upon their own personal agendas, prejudices and views out on life.

What sets apart, at least in my opinion, anonymous from other groups is that they do something without any personal stake or gain in the matter. If they were to be caught, they would be arrested. If they succeed, they helped out a bunch of other people. The most they get out of what they do is laughs.

They attack things without any kind of prejudices or bias. They do things for true justice. No personal discrimination against race, age, sexual orientation, gender or anything.

I may not support everything they do, but I do support anon. I wish there was some way I could help.

drombo said...

That's one nobel goal! Iranians are nicest people you can meet! Just go there and find out yourself! It's also still a very cheap coutnry for tourist, so you should not wait any longer.

Sety said...

what the hell...

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