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[liberationtech] Avaaz, is this for real?

Andrew Lewis andrew at
Fri May 4 03:11:05 PDT 2012

I asked for more info via twitter and got pointed to this:

Doesn't really inspire a ton of confidence, as it seems to mainly focus on its current campaigns, but I'll take it as face value that's it's real. It'd still be nice to have more info, as it should be pretty easy to trace what botnet this attack belongs too, or is coming from. 


On May 4, 2012, at 5:11 AM, Okhin <okhin at> wrote:

> Hash: SHA1
> On Thu, 03 May 2012 06:41:01 -0400
> Andrew Lewis <andrew at> wrote:
>> Wtf..?
> So, they're undergoing a massiva attack for the last 36hours. And then,
> they just build a bigger and heavier page, pushing a press release
> anywhere they can, asking for help against that attack.
> But they do not disclose any datas or proof about the attack, neither
> they ask for technical help. Their website is fully responsive at the
> time of the attack (not even a slow down).
> This attack seems to be fraud and a way for them to get more money.
> OKhin
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