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Ongoing coordinated 'hactivist' battle roaring to defend Wikileaks

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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

@Anon_Operation claims to be orchestrating the counter cyber-insurgency and posts a link to enable followers to join in.

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.
Windows

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

MAC/Linux

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.

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2 Responses to "Ongoing coordinated 'hactivist' battle roaring to defend Wikileaks"

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    magix  December 7, 2010 at 1:59 PM

    I really see this as an information war – fact vs truth – right vs wrong and I would think the most effective move would be to curb or stop the ongoing regurgitation of hate speech from outlets like Fox News, Limbaugh, etc… DDoS Rush, anyone…

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    aghast!  December 7, 2010 at 1:36 PM

    Going after the prosecutors office will probably just make them meaner but I am glad they are doing it.

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