A continued, ongoing DDoS assault is being orchestrated through a ‘hivemind’ to avenge Wikileaks. Targets include PostFinance, the Swiss Bank that froze Wikileaks accounts. PayPal is also a target for freezing funds and according to Twitter the Swedish prosecutor seen as persecuting Julian Assange and feared to be planning on turning him over to the US.
Last night there were approximately 300 members in the chat room discussing the ongoing effort. While the group as slowed PostFinance to a crawl or halt, it was generally believed more people would be necessary to successfully bring down PayPal.
PayPal is definitely slow to respond at this writing.
We appear to be watching, perhaps the first ever massive cyber battle for freedom of information taking on global superpowers ever. Will hundreds, thousands even millions of individuals scattered globally rally together for government transparency?
Already Wikileaks has almost 800 mirror sites around the world. This is exciting to watch
LOIC SETUP GUIDE
HIVEMIND mode will connect your client to an IRC server so it can be controlled
remotely. Think of it like a voluntary botnet. They might even make your client
do naughty things, so beware.
Note: It does NOT allow remote administration of your machine, or anything
like that, it is just control of LOIC itself.
1. Download MS .NET Framework 3.5 and install it.
2. Download Hivemind LOIC and unzip it to your desktop.
3. Start LOIC with the LOIC.EXE
4. Server: loic.AnonOps.net
5. Channel: #loic
6. Select “hivemind mode”
7. Sit back and watch the show
JavaLOIC for MAC (no hivemind feature): Download
* Launch JavaLOIC
* Enter Target URL or IP and click LOCK ON
* join #setup on IRC for target info and settings (TCP and rest on defualt is usually best)
* see bottom of page on how to join the IRC
With HiveMind feature (Mono or Wine):
* Mono Guide
* Wine Guide
Install script for Debian/Ubuntu/Fedora: http://pastebin.com/K5U8v7Z1
* Server: loic.AnonOps.net
* Channel: #loic
* Select “hivemind mode”
* Sit back and watch the show
Go through the above steps 2-3 times if you can’t get it working.
If you still can’t fix it, join #Setup on IRC (type. /join #setup ) and ask.
To get on IRC: go to www.mibbit.com
* Server: irc.anonops.net
See www.anonops.info for status on website and IRC servers.
title: ‘Wikileaks Avengers’,
subject: ‘Hacktivists fight back’,