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[liberationtech] Avaaz, is this for real?

EI8FDB ei8fdb at ei8fdb.org
Fri May 4 09:30:53 PDT 2012


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This article seems to mention both DDoS and DoS attacks as interchangeable. While both are denial of service attacks, they do not function the same (one being distributed, the other not). It could be a typo, but it changes the explanation of the attack considerably.

Also what is the significance to mention both SOCA and this organisation in the same article? Are they some way linked? If there is no evidence of an attack, why would it be reported?

Seems strange..

Bernard



On 4 May 2012, at 17:11, Enrique Piraces wrote:

> Another link here: http://www.information-age.com/channels/security-and-continuity/news/2101818/soca-and-avaaz-websites-under-attack.thtml
> 
> Is anyone in contact with Avaaz?
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: liberationtech-bounces at lists.stanford.edu [mailto:liberationtech-bounces at lists.stanford.edu] On Behalf Of Andrew Lewis
> Sent: Friday, May 04, 2012 6:11 AM
> To: Okhin
> Cc: liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu
> Subject: Re: [liberationtech] Avaaz, is this for real?
> 
> I asked for more info via twitter and got pointed to this: 
> 
> http://www.digitaltrends.com/web/online-activism-site-avaaz-hit-by-massive-cyberattack-from-a-government-or-large-corporation/
> 
> 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. 
> 
> Andrew
> 
> 
> On May 4, 2012, at 5:11 AM, Okhin <okhin at okhin.fr> wrote:
> 
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>> On Thu, 03 May 2012 06:41:01 -0400
>> Andrew Lewis <andrew at pdqvpn.com> 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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