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Old 01-24-2013, 02:16 PM   #1
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Two men who carried out cyber attacks for the Anonymous hacking group have been jailed.
Christopher Weatherhead, 22, and Ashley Rhodes, 28, were jailed for 18 months and seven months respectively at Southwark Crown Court.
Co-defendant Peter Gibson was given a six-month sentence, suspended for two years, while another defendant, Jake Birchall, 18, will be sentenced later.


Does anyone know why they were jailed?
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:33 AM   #2
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Does anyone know why they were jailed?
Because we can't look like we're losing. If they are guilty, then what they participated in is illegal.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:35 PM   #3
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They were jailed in the uk because they broke the law in the uk, the computer misuse act is pretty clear about illegal entry to computer networks. Disruption to computer networks.
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Blackhat, bad.
Whitehat, good.
Grayhat, easy target being up on the fence...
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Like the quote setishock,
if you are stuipid enough to do it then you deserve to get caught.

at least cover your tracks. lol

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I would be at the police station in 3 seconds if my network got hacked. I dislike hackers.

Why distroy 1000's of bucks of computers, becouse you dont have a life?
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:18 PM   #7
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See kids, this is what happens when you download and run loic!

For those who don't know loic (low orbit ion cannon) is a piece of software that lets your computer be a part of a dodos (distributed denial of service) attack.
Basically you run the software and you chose to be a part of a bot net, you chose to join a network where you computer will connect to a central node and get details of what to attack, and then proceed to attack it.

Of course those heading the attack rarely get caught.
The authors of loic didn't see fit to write anything into the program that would help make you anonymous, which is probably why these idiots were caught.
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I tryed that, did not work when I tryed to DOS my network when I tryed to hack it.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:00 AM   #9
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what did you try?

installing LOIC and getting it to "attack" your own network?

The tool just makes a normal request to the website.
the bad part that makes it effective is that it's a co-ordinated attack, lots of people make legitimate requests.
if you have just one machine it would be about as effective at DDOSing your own web site as just taping the F5 key down.

you ever heard of the slashdot effect?
basically shashdot is a big geek news aggregator site, read by loads of people.
when an article with a link gets published, people generally click the link to read more.
however since the site is so popular there are generally hundreds, if not thousands of people reading at any time, the instant traffic hit can knock out some servers if they are not powerful enough or do not have the bandwidth to service so many requests.
hosting costs instantly and dramatically increase since the amount of data transfer increases. hosting limits may be reached so that the site is artificially taken down to prevent further costs on cheap hosting plans.

The LOIC tool attempts to direct and automate the slashdot effect.
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I was soooooo board that day, and it was good, I hacked my own LAN and found it had a few flaws that I have now fixed.
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