Now im not a yank, but wouldnt this come under a freedom of speech? Not all of those sites were/are "counterfit", there was a couple of rap sites.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." From wiki
So because there's no law your saying that its not against the amendment? If thats the case, how are they taking it down?
Thats one of the sites actual ip's - when you goto it, yup you got the taken down message. Thats not a domain name seizure, thats a server seizure(i havnt tracert'ed it yet... actually doing it now...)
Wow getting some weird results, someone who knows more about networks will have to look at that(not my field).
So it seems like they have seized more than just the domain name...
They cant shut down wikileaks because its not US based guys. Its run by an aussie, but last i checked, it was hosted somewhere else.
Also as Mike notes, some of us are mirroring the Wikileaks site, if it go's down, were going to put it back up somewhere else. (on a side note, im going to need a new HD soon if they release much more roflol).
As much as i dont want to derail this conversation(even aussies find this interesting, might be happening to you guys across the pond, but it shows us what to look out for over here).
Non compatible version? What the hell are you smoking?
Unless some hacker installs it on your computer... SQL injection attacks, email scams(with links to infected webpages) etc sound familiar?
As for the danger of using torrents, id strongly argue that more stupid users get infected from clicking bad links or from bad direct downloads than torrents(because they are that stupid).
BTW your writing style makes you seem like a damn 4yo who cant control his voice, save the rest of our eye's eh? If you really want to emphasise use a damn * around the world.
And aside from all that, what was the entire point of derailing this thread for your not-exactly coherent ramble?
What an inflated sense of entitlement! So basicly if we cannot handle our own workload, any mistakes we make are our own? Not because were not suited to the job at hand, but because everyone else makes things hard.
God if she thinks writing a magazine about chefs is hard, then "Hey love, try being one for a few years!"
A little to the left of this topic but its been bugging me. Here in aus we have whats called a VISP(virtual isp), for example i can rent bandwidth/connections off an existing supplier(or even isp with extra bandwidth) and rent that out to consumers at a fairly decent rate.
Surely you can do something similar over there - i just asked my isp who's supplying their bandwidth and they told me, then i contacted that company and voilla, im basicly ready to start it with me and a few mates.
"Any denial of service should be prosecuted and punished. If the attacker doesn't like a politician today he may not like a bank or your hospital or city mayor tomorrow.
DoA at a bank could prevent people from getting access to their money when they need to eat or pay a mortgage and avoid late fees/foreclosure. And certainly we can think of medical systems that supply life critical information OK for him to DoA? Is it OK if he attacks your town's traffic systems causing hours of delays, pollution and emergency access?
Punishment should be sever so that attackers won't say "It was just a harmless joke or a lark." Peoples lives, livelihoods, and safety are sometimes the unanticipated consequences of those DoA masking as pranks.
DoA is an intentional crime. The manslaughter mentioned above is sad, but mainly punishment for negligence (We don't know all the circumstances obviously - and there is unfairness in sentencing out there.)
If a DoA attack on a city or hospital causes people to die is that when you want to increase the penalty?
Are you nuts?
Dos a bank - they should be smart enough to have internal systems in place for this, switching ips to the next one(while temp banning the high freq incoming for 30 mins).
Dos a hospital - Since when is the equipment accessable over the internet? At the very least they should be running multiple networks, with a few physically seperated.
Dos traffic lights - Again, if not on a seperate system - why not?
To stop people from using their money your attempting to take down all ADSL traffic from the EFTPOS machines - which all have a manual option for when the networks are clogged/down to allow purchases anyway.
What im saying is all important services are not vunerable to this so stop scare mongering :P
The guy did take down a university, but again, THEY should have been prepared(if i dont insure my car and i crash into someone, can i blame them as i wasnt prepared?) - my uni site was recently taken down by a ddos, it was back up quickly with a work around(its a tech uni, id hope to hell my lecturers know what their doing).
30 months for a prank? Glad i dont live over there.