[funsec] 'Patriotic' hacker claims credit for WikiLeaks attack

Brance Amussen brance at jhu.edu
Tue Nov 30 09:31:31 CST 2010


Definitely glad this patriots can spell... 


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From: funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org [mailto:funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org] On
Behalf Of Jeffrey Walton
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 10:06 AM
To: FunSec
Subject: [funsec] 'Patriotic' hacker claims credit for WikiLeaks attack

http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/11/29/5544493-patriotic-hacker-cla
ims-credit-for-wikileaks-attack

A single hacker is taking credit for the "mass distributed denial of
service attack" that threatened to take down WikiLeaks shortly before
its scheduled post of thousands of classified memos between U.S.
diplomats.

At approximately the same time WikiLeaks alerted its Twitter followers
to the DDoS attack, "Jester," a self-proclaimed "hacktivist for good,"
sent this message from his Twitter account:

    @th3j35t3r (Jester) www.wikileaks.org- TANGO DOWN - INDEFINITLEY -
    for threatening the lives of our troops and 'other assets'

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