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Inspiration for #Wikileaks DDoS hive

I was following the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on Visa, MasterCard and PayPal closely during the supporters campaign to target those financial firms who had cut any ties with Wikileaks.

The group amalgamated under a twitter hashtag #operationpayback, and posted a variety of notes about who to target when and how, with clear instructions as to how to download and use the javascript that would operate the DDoS against the target website.

They also issued other instructions, and one particular notice caught my eye.

Written by a Dutch citizen, based upon the English grammar, the notice reads as follows:

It’s the first time a big-deal Cyberwar is going on, and for that, the whole community should be proud of those efforts. We also know we're just warming up, DDoS is nothing comlex at all.

The point is: why stopping here?

We know we live in a system rotten to the core, and no country is exception …

I’m not saying Capitalism versus Communism.

Every form of Government is basically corrupt, doesn’t matter the system, for all of those depend on money to work.

The sh*t we live in, corruption, lack of transparency, greed are just by-products of an outdated system.

Even if our mission is successful, all of this will come back if we don’t go for the root causes.

Let’s face it people, there’s not fix for this system. We need serious update, redesign it from the ground up.

And that’s the root problem: the monetary/financial system.

It goes on to point to an interesting 30-minute programme about “How Money is Created”.

The programme is on YouTube in three parts.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

A call to revolution?

Or just a call in the wild?

Probably the latter, as the note finishes by saying: “so, the first Christmas in long years without Consumerism would be a fresh start. Internet Heroes? Let’s prove it.”

Don’t think so: “comScore's latest ecommerce figures show that around $5.5 billion (£3.5 billion) was spent between December 11th and 17th, an increase of 14 per cent on the same period last year.”


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  • Dean Procter

    I don’t think the retailers here (in Oz) had an exactly bumper Christmas. I wouldn’t trust the US figure any more than I would Hank Poulson.
    We’re supposed to be surviving with our mining boom, but that didn’t translate into Christmas sales. Apparently everyone woke up and realised they were way over-geared. Perhaps they didn’t count the container loads of goods from China subsidised by Chinese govt loans being sold for cash in empty mall stores. There is evidence of that with almost all real-estate sales where I live going to Chinese buyers. They obviously have a lot of cash.
    I find it difficult to believe anywhere else, particularly the ever trustworthy US did any better over Christmas and if they did it probably wasn’t really positive economically(and neither is artificially inflated real estate prices powered by Chinese funny money Sydney-siders).