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[liberationtech] Avaaz, is this for real?

Miles Fidelman mfidelman at
Fri May 4 12:24:48 PDT 2012

Steve Weis wrote:
> "...globally-distributed botnet of thousands of computers..."
> Someone could rent thousands of botnet agents for two days for a 
> couple hundred dollars:
> "Avaaz does not have any further information about who is behind it..."
> They were claiming that this was an attack so sophisticated and 
> massive that it could have only been perpetrated by a nation state or 
> large corporation, yet they have no further information about who was 
> behind it? I think they hyped it up to drive fundraising.

Particularly since nothing about it has shown up on any of the usual 
system admin, network admin, or security related lists.

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra

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