Irish Abortion Rights Campaign Group Hit By Cyber Attack

Nemesiscorporation

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I see the 'Together for Yes' campaign has been the subject of a cyber attack.

https://latesthackingnews.com/2018/05/11/irish-abortion-rights-campaign-group-hit-by-cyber-attack/

This gives a direct indication of the sheer amount of force being brought to bear in Irish referendums. This attack originated inside Ireland.

This is also a good indication to the government that it needs to start taking cyber attacks more seriously, before an outside player takes down part of our digital infrastructure.
 


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Yes it must have been done by the Russian spies who were using a "nerve agent" in Salisbury (UK) about a month ago. They are probably here now to cause more mayhem than normal. We should all have listened more intently when Leo Varadkar stated that it was impossible for Ireland to remain neutral.
 

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The No Fanatics are all about limiting women's rights, do it stands to reason they would try and silence anybody fighting for women's rights..
 

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I see the 'Together for Yes' campaign has been the subject of a cyber attack.

https://latesthackingnews.com/2018/05/11/irish-abortion-rights-campaign-group-hit-by-cyber-attack/

This gives a direct indication of the sheer amount of force being brought to bear in Irish referendums. This attack originated inside Ireland.

This is also a good indication to the government that it needs to start taking cyber attacks more seriously, before an outside player takes down part of our digital infrastructure.
You would think a country that basically relies on being a digital hub would have state of the art cyber defences.

Latvia could show Ireland a thing or two.
 

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We should have another abortion thread.
I feel like we don't have enough
 

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You would think a country that basically relies on being a digital hub would have state of the art cyber defences.

Latvia could show Ireland a thing or two.
Ireland has non existent cyber defences. This should highlight that, but will be ignored until someone takes down the HSE or revenue. Then again, to take down Irish systems, they might have to fix them to the point they can be taken down first.
 

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We should have another abortion thread.
I feel like we don't have enough
This isn't an abortion thread. This is a cyber warfare thread.

What I have posted is a taste of what has been happening on the ground. Ireland is wholly unprepared for cyber attacks.
 

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Ireland has non existent cyber defences. This should highlight that, but will be ignored until someone takes down the HSE or revenue. Then again, to take down Irish systems, they might have to fix them to the point they can be taken down first.
In effect, this could be the proverbial 400 pound hacker in Ballyfermot?

Why would Russia bother? They probably stroll in, take a look round, and then yawn.
 

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In effect, this could be the proverbial 400 pound hacker in Ballyfermot?

Why would Russia bother? They probably stroll in, take a look round, and then yawn.
More like they would see the oppertunity to cause chaos on a wider level when taking down something else in another country, so as to spread the choas.
 

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More like they would see the oppertunity to cause chaos on a wider level when taking down something else in another country, so as to spread the choas.
This is obvious. The weakest link. I have said this before when posters were arguing that Irelands sainted neutrality meant "Are you right there, Michael, are you right?" will do.

Seriously neutral countries work very hard to maintain their neutrality and that means mining the Alps, if necessary, to bring them down on any aggressors head.

Ireland on the other hand seems to thinks someone else will do that for them. Who cares about little old us? No, they dont care about us, we are just the soft underbelly to get at the people they do care about.
 

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This gives a direct indication of the sheer amount of force being brought to bear in Irish referendums.
It doesn't do that at all. Lots of business are subject to this sort of focus all the time.

This is also a good indication to the government that it needs to start taking cyber attacks more seriously, before an outside player takes down part of our digital infrastructure.
My kid lost at football. This is evidence Juventus need to take things more seriously, lest they lose too.
 

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It doesn't do that at all. Lots of business are subject to this sort of focus all the time.
My kid lost at football. This is evidence Juventus need to take things more seriously, lest they lose too.
Sync, normally you are quite well up to speed on things, but on this occassion, making statements when you do not fully understand the cyber landscape, is telling. Your football analogy is irrelevant to the actual issue at hand.

Ireland has already got on the wrong side of the Russians by expelling a diplomat. That put Ireland firmly on the radar. On top of that Ireland has a digital infrastructure which is wide open to cyber attack. That is the case across all of Irish industry and government. A sustained hacking campaign, would cause significant damage to Ireland. The Irish government has refused to tackle this as they plainly just do not understand it, but sooner or later an attack will educate them.
 

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This is obvious. The weakest link. I have said this before when posters were arguing that Irelands sainted neutrality meant "Are you right there, Michael, are you right?" will do.

Seriously neutral countries work very hard to maintain their neutrality and that means mining the Alps, if necessary, to bring them down on any aggressors head.

Ireland on the other hand seems to thinks someone else will do that for them. Who cares about little old us? No, they dont care about us, we are just the soft underbelly to get at the people they do care about.
Switzerland and Finland are constantly on the receiving end of cyber attacks. Both are neutral, but both are well organised in their cyber defences. Ireland has no organisation to speak off regarding cyber defences. Most of the people claiming to be cyber specialists in Ireland think telling someone how to stop a basic phishing campaign is full on cyber defences. Try to explain to them how to lock down their DMZ's, close off unused ports, set up their internet servers properly hardened, etc and their eyes glaze over. Good advice is met with , och sure, you don't need that, or it will be grand. Sooner or later a well organised attack will take down half the country.
 

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I see the 'Together for Yes' campaign has been the subject of a cyber attack.

https://latesthackingnews.com/2018/05/11/irish-abortion-rights-campaign-group-hit-by-cyber-attack/

This gives a direct indication of the sheer amount of force being brought to bear in Irish referendums. This attack originated inside Ireland.

This is also a good indication to the government that it needs to start taking cyber attacks more seriously, before an outside player takes down part of our digital infrastructure.
Hardly the sheeer force. It was a 30 minute DDOS, from within ireland. If it was a proper attack it wouldn't be dealt with easily in 30 mins. Also, it got bugger all coverage in national media who would've been up on their hind legs if it was anything substantial.
 

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Hardly the sheeer force. It was a 30 minute DDOS, from within ireland. If it was a proper attack it wouldn't be dealt with easily in 30 mins. Also, it got bugger all coverage in national media who would've been up on their hind legs if it was anything substantial.
You are missing the point. Some idiots in Ireland attacked websites hosted in other countries. That will have security forces in other countries looking at Ireland as a player, instead of a joke, even though cyber warfare wise Ireland is a joke.
 

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You are missing the point. Some idiots in Ireland attacked websites hosted in other countries. That will have security forces in other countries looking at Ireland as a player, instead of a joke, even though cyber warfare wise Ireland is a joke.
They never get it. "Little ol us?"
 
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I see the 'Together for Yes' campaign has been the subject of a cyber attack.

https://latesthackingnews.com/2018/05/11/irish-abortion-rights-campaign-group-hit-by-cyber-attack/

This gives a direct indication of the sheer amount of force being brought to bear in Irish referendums. This attack originated inside Ireland.

This is also a good indication to the government that it needs to start taking cyber attacks more seriously, before an outside player takes down part of our digital infrastructure.

What a load of codology
Any half wit could keep his/her finger on the F5 button on a computer keyboard to achieve the same effect on a website
The abortion rights campaign must be desperate to achieve victimhood status judging by this
 


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