Irish Abortion Rights Campaign Group Hit By Cyber Attack

storybud1

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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.
seriously,, yer mans name at the end bio is ARSlan Butt

sure that alone is worth the hack,,
 


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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
Bullsh!t. That was a directed DDOS attack. It is clear that a lot of computers were involved. Seeing some of it on my feeds.
 
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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.
Good news for a change.
 

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They never get it. "Little ol us?"
This is what I am worried about. There is an attitude in Ireland that we are immune to superpowers stumbling about the place. They don't seem to realise we can be swatted like a fly so easily. Years ago I saw the same nonsense during the Cold War. Some idiots declared Derry a nuclear free city and claimed it would prevent nuclear attack. I have a strange feeling the Soviets took no notice of that when targetting the West with thermonuclear weaponary. Fast forward to this week and some lunatics from Ireland performed a DDOS attack on web hosting servers across USA and other countries. This is the problem, every cloud host is spread literally across several countries and quite often different continents, meaning every external attack comes to the attention of security services in several countries. Hopefully they won't take to much notice as any of the players out there could easily slap us around with ease.
 

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Cyber warfare? :) A crowdfunding page gets DDoSed and this is "cyber warfare"? Looking at the likes on the OP is a laugh in itself.

This isn't cyber warfare. It is just the usual kind of thing that happens every day on the web. Throw in some buzzword bullsh*t and it gets some media coverage from a media that doesn't know any better. Even the ever technologically clueless EotN has to join in for a bit of a waffle. The display of abject cluelessness on the FB/CA thread takes some beating. What was it again? According to EotN, 59 BILLION people had their profiles harvested from Facebook.

Sync is right, Nemesiscorporation. Businesses with websites face this kind of thing every day along with portscans and probes. Most small business websites are just brochureware and many of these attacks are caught by the hosters' own security systems. Cloudflare and other DDoS mitigation services are used by some non-brochureware sites including P.ie.

All the reports are devoid of details of the DDoS. Simple things like data rates, numbers of IP addresses, geographical distribution, ISP/HSP breakdown of IPs etc are missing. Now to people who know about such things and have to deal with them professionally, rather than hobbyists, this information is important.

As for the cyber warfare aspect, the reality is a lot different to what the "technology" journalists think is "cyber warfare".
 

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Cyber warfare? :) A crowdfunding page gets DDoSed and this is "cyber warfare"? Looking at the likes on the OP is a laugh in itself.

This isn't cyber warfare. It is just the usual kind of thing that happens every day on the web. Throw in some buzzword bullsh*t and it gets some media coverage from a media that doesn't know any better. Even the ever technologically clueless EotN has to join in for a bit of a waffle. The display of abject cluelessness on the FB/CA thread takes some beating. What was it again? According to EotN, 59 BILLION people had their profiles harvested from Facebook.

Sync is right, Nemesiscorporation. Businesses with websites face this kind of thing every day along with portscans and probes. Most small business websites are just brochureware and many of these attacks are caught by the hosters' own security systems. Cloudflare and other DDoS mitigation services are used by some non-brochureware sites including P.ie.

All the reports are devoid of details of the DDoS. Simple things like data rates, numbers of IP addresses, geographical distribution, ISP/HSP breakdown of IPs etc are missing. Now to people who know about such things and have to deal with them professionally, rather than hobbyists, this information is important.

As for the cyber warfare aspect, the reality is a lot different to what the "technology" journalists think is "cyber warfare".
The full details are not in public domain. On the forums it is clear there was more than DDOS. The main issue we have is that it originated inside Ireland on servers outside Ireland.

As for the SCL-Cambridge Analytica scam. One data set was 230 million, for the USA election, which they boasted about at the Presidential election. The other data set which was harvested in UK was 50 million. Anyone who believes that data has been deleted is an idiot. It is clear that there are a lot more databases than that available and that they could easily be aggregated, if not already.
 

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The full details are not in public domain. On the forums it is clear there was more than DDOS. The main issue we have is that it originated inside Ireland on servers outside Ireland.
No details. But for the clueless, DDoS is a nice buzzword.

As for the SCL-Cambridge Analytica scam. One data set was 230 million, for the USA election, which they boasted about at the Presidential election. The other data set which was harvested in UK was 50 million. Anyone who believes that data has been deleted is an idiot. It is clear that there are a lot more databases than that available and that they could easily be aggregated, if not already.
Just to point out the rather obvious fact, there are somewhat fewer than the 59 BILLION people on the planet as Eagle of the Ninth claimed.
 

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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.
In the secured area where I work there is a wall of flat screens showing in a graphic manner the attacks on the company perimeters. Real Dan Brown stuff. The team there works 24/7. They monitor in the main. There's not much that you can do in real time other than block subnets.
 

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In the secured area where I work there is a wall of flat screens showing in a graphic manner the attacks on the company perimeters. Real Dan Brown stuff. The team there works 24/7. They monitor in the main. There's not much that you can do in real time other than block subnets.
Take a look at the donate page and see if you can spot what helpful link should not be there.
 

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No details. But for the clueless, DDoS is a nice buzzword.

Just to point out the rather obvious fact, there are somewhat fewer than the 59 BILLION people on the planet as Eagle of the Ninth claimed.
I know full well what a distributed denial of service attack is. Use of the Trojans to infect other computers and then attack will attract attention, as it was performed from inside this country, on servers in other countries. The cross border constituent of this attack is the main problem we have. The people behind this would have known that full well.

At no point have I stated anywhere about your 59billion people.
 

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I know full well what a distributed denial of service attack is.
Most of the people on the web have heard of the term at this stage.

Use of the Trojans to infect other computers and then attack will attract attention, as it was performed from inside this country, on servers in other countries.
And here's where the hobbyist world collides with reality.

A: You don't know how the computers used in the attack were compromised or when they were compromised.

B: You don't seem to have the necessary data to break down the attacking IPs by ISP/HSP.

C: Without being able to classify the attacking computers by OS, you can't determine if it is was primarily an ISP based attack or a primarily server based attack or a combination.

D: You haven't identified the attacker type (opportunistic script kiddiez or botnet).


The cross border constituent of this attack is the main problem we have. The people behind this would have known that full well.
Again, this is where the hobbyist and professional mindsets differ. The professional response in this kind of situation is not to waffle about jurisdictions, trojans and other malware. It is to deal with the attack, limit any damage, and to take immediate actions to prevent a repeat by hardening the defences.

At no point have I stated anywhere about your 59billion people.
Eagle of the Ninth was waffling about 59 billion people having their profiles harvested from Facebook. EotN liked your initial post and weighed in with her abject cluelessness.
 

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Cyber warfare? :) A crowdfunding page gets DDoSed and this is "cyber warfare"? Looking at the likes on the OP is a laugh in itself.

This isn't cyber warfare. It is just the usual kind of thing that happens every day on the web. Throw in some buzzword bullsh*t and it gets some media coverage from a media that doesn't know any better. Even the ever technologically clueless EotN has to join in for a bit of a waffle. The display of abject cluelessness on the FB/CA thread takes some beating. What was it again? According to EotN, 59 BILLION people had their profiles harvested from Facebook.

Sync is right, Nemesiscorporation. Businesses with websites face this kind of thing every day along with portscans and probes. Most small business websites are just brochureware and many of these attacks are caught by the hosters' own security systems. Cloudflare and other DDoS mitigation services are used by some non-brochureware sites including P.ie.

All the reports are devoid of details of the DDoS. Simple things like data rates, numbers of IP addresses, geographical distribution, ISP/HSP breakdown of IPs etc are missing. Now to people who know about such things and have to deal with them professionally, rather than hobbyists, this information is important.

As for the cyber warfare aspect, the reality is a lot different to what the "technology" journalists think is "cyber warfare".

 

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How dare OP presume to discuss any IT issue?

Doesnt OP know jmcc is the resident expert, and will not tolerate anyone else having an opinion on the topic he hasnt given them first? petunia
 

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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..
How does any woman have the right to murder her own unborn child?

Many of these abortion murder victims are also female.

People like you have no understanding or concept of what human rights mean
 

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You've posted that on several threads now and I have to say I don't understand what point it makes.

Are you saying that abortions should only be available for women from specific ethnic backgrounds or that they should be mandatory for this group?

Or are you suggesting that women from another group should be involuntarily inseminated while those from another group should have pregnancies terminated?
 

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You've posted that on several threads now and I have to say I don't understand what point it makes.

Are you saying that abortions should only be available for women from specific ethnic backgrounds or that they should be mandatory for this group?

Or are you suggesting that women from another group should be involuntarily inseminated while those from another group should have pregnancies terminated?
The point is that western white culture in love with death and a hypocritical approach to human rights is being replaced by a non western culture that at least respects the right to life of the unborn child.
 


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