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dr smartass phd
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Report: Anonymous Attacks Israel. Promptly Gets Hacked By Israelis!

Anonymous, gets an Jewish electronic circumcision.

Guest Post by Andrew Marcus - Director, Hating Breitbart

Just hours after Russia TV announced that Anonymous was launching a massive cyber attack against the Jews of Israel, dubbed #OpIsrael, the hacktivist group was itself reportedly hacked!

Via Israel Matzov:

If you go here, you will see that Anonymous’ OpIsrael page has been hacked, apparently by Israelis.

Visitors to the site are now greeted with a message from Wafa Sultan, an anti-Islamist activist:


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Poodlebrain
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re: Report: Anonymous Attacks Israel. Promptly Gets Hacked By Israelis!
So the government of a country that is not amused by the acts of non-state operators on the internet can retaliate quickly and with great effect. I wonder how this ability would translate into the ability to disrupt or eliminate any so-called "existential" threat such as bitcoins?


(Sorry for jacking your thread, but I'm curious how long it will take Josh or Wiki to show up to defend bitcoins.)


Joshjrn
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re: Report: Anonymous Attacks Israel. Promptly Gets Hacked By Israelis!
Hacking a low level domain != cracking a crypto currency. Apples and oranges.


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re: Report: Anonymous Attacks Israel. Promptly Gets Hacked By Israelis!
Don't frick with Mossad.


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davesdawgs
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re: Report: Anonymous Attacks Israel. Promptly Gets Hacked By Israelis!
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If you go here, you will see that Anonymous’ OpIsrael page has been hacked, apparently by Israelis.



Meanwhile our government websites are routinely hacked apparently with no recourse.


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Five0
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re: Report: Anonymous Attacks Israel. Promptly Gets Hacked By Israelis!
Start'n Chit with Israel is always a bad idea.


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Poodlebrain
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re: Report: Anonymous Attacks Israel. Promptly Gets Hacked By Israelis!
You do not need to "crack" a crypto currency to make it useless. All you need to do is dominate the network for the short-term in computing power to control the process of confirming authenticity of ownership. If you seize control and make false confirmations, then the same bitcoins can be spent multiple times. And double spending will destroy the credibility of any crypto currency.

I'd put my money on the computer resources of the United States, and several other governments, up against those of all the bitcoin miners any day of the week in terms of processing power, and ability to disrupt networking communications necessary to perform crypto currency confirmations.


Joshjrn
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re: Report: Anonymous Attacks Israel. Promptly Gets Hacked By Israelis!
Theoretically, sure. In practice, redundancies can be put into place to ward off such attacks, as Anonymous found out when it went after Amazon.

Now, am I saying that it is impossible? Certainly not. But, again, apples and oranges when compared to this event.


Poodlebrain
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re: Report: Anonymous Attacks Israel. Promptly Gets Hacked By Israelis!
Please tell me you are not serious? The NSA has more computing power than you could imagine. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory each have computers that model nuclear weapons events particle by particle. They have computer scientists who are more capable of attacking networks than ISPs have people ready to defend them. Do you think our military is just sitting by idly? I would be surprised if the United States doesn't already have a plan in place to counter bitcoin, developed by people who have spent their careers in cryptography and computer networking, if it should determine bitcoins were a threat to the dollar.

Top 500 Supercomputer Sites Notice how many are U.S. government facilites?


EA6B
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re: Report: Anonymous Attacks Israel. Promptly Gets Hacked By Israelis!
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Please tell me you are not serious? The NSA has more computing power than you could imagine. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory each have computers that model nuclear weapons events particle by particle. They have computer scientists who are more capable of attacking networks than ISPs have people ready to defend them. Do you think our military is just sitting by idly? I would be surprised if the United States doesn't already have a plan in place to counter bitcoin, developed by people who have spent their careers in cryptography and computer networking, if it should determine bitcoins were a threat to the dollar.


All of these assets are currently tied up trying to crack Apple's Instant Message encryption!


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