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[liberationtech] Fwd: Avaaz

Hal Roberts hroberts at cyber.law.harvard.edu
Sun May 6 09:09:02 PDT 2012


I'd be happy to do this, but it sounds like Jacob is willing as well, 
and his word goes much further with those folks.

-hal

On 5/6/12 5:03 AM, Jillian C. York wrote:
> Hi Brant,
>
> You may not want to share it list-wide, but there is certainly interest
> in disclosing to trusted members of the security community.  That said,
> I'm also not a security expert, so I'm hoping that perhaps Hal Roberts
> or Jake Appelbaum might jump in and say something here.
>
> Best,
> Jillian
>
> On Sun, May 6, 2012 at 11:29 AM, Brant Olson <brant at avaaz.org
> <mailto:brant at avaaz.org>> wrote:
>
>
>     Regrets. I had intended to send this to the full list.
>
>     I'm asking about specific interests because I suspect (but don't yet
>     know) that we have specific interests in not disclosing information
>     -- such as that which may make another attack more likely/difficult
>     to defend against.
>
>     Unsure whether this info would fit that bill or not. Perhaps someone
>     here could speculate.
>
>     -Brant
>
>
>     Begin forwarded message:
>
>>     *From:* Brant Olson <brant at avaaz.org <mailto:brant at avaaz.org>>
>>     *Date:* May 5, 2012 1:03:19 PM PDT
>>     *To:* Eric S Johnson <crates at oneotaslopes.org
>>     <mailto:crates at oneotaslopes.org>>
>>     *Subject:* *Re: [liberationtech] Avaaz*
>>
>>     These are helpful - thank you Eric.
>>
>>     I'm not familiar with the list, and I'm not a security expert, so
>>     pardon me for asking but is there an interest in this information
>>     beyond curiosity?
>>
>>     -Brant
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>     On May 5, 2012, at 11:00 AM, Eric S Johnson
>>     <crates at oneotaslopes.org <mailto:crates at oneotaslopes.org>> wrote:
>>
>>>     Brant, what was the attack’s size?
>>>
>>>     What was done to repel it?
>>>
>>>     Any idea who was behind the attack, or what its specific purpose was?
>>>
>>>     If you’re on the LibTech list, it sounds as if these are
>>>     questions the list members would love to learn about.
>>>
>>>     Best,
>>>
>>>     Eric
>>>
>>>     PGP
>>>     <http://keyserver.pgp.com/vkd/DownloadKey.event?keyid=0xE0F58E0F1AF7E6F2>
>>>
>>>     *From:*liberationtech-bounces at lists.stanford.edu
>>>     <mailto:liberationtech-bounces at lists.stanford.edu>
>>>     [mailto:liberationtech-bounces at lists.stanford.edu
>>>     <mailto:liberationtech-bounces at lists.stanford.edu>] *On Behalf Of
>>>     *Brant Olson
>>>     *Sent:* Friday, 04 May 2012 17:10
>>>     *To:* Yosem Companys
>>>     *Cc:* Liberation Technologies
>>>     *Subject:* Re: [liberationtech] Avaaz
>>>
>>>     Sure enough. Howdy folks. Brant here.
>>>
>>>     I'm not on the team responding to the DOS attack, but I can take
>>>     any questions or concerns and report back.
>>>
>>>     Fire away!
>>>
>>>     -Brant
>>>
>>>
>>>     On May 4, 2012, at 3:07 PM, Yosem Companys <companys at stanford.edu
>>>     <mailto:companys at stanford.edu>> wrote:
>>>
>>>         I believe someone from the Avaaz team has just joined our
>>>         list, so if you have questions for Avaaz, now would be the
>>>         time to ask.
>>>
>>>         Yosem
>>>
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