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Re: We Are One - Million Mask Movement
« Reply #225 on: December 14, 2014, 08:40:04 PM »
And now, for something completely different:


66 year old British Rock Guitarist jailed for taking part in 2010 Anonymous DDoS attack

Geoffrey ‘Jake’ Commander, a 66-years-old British rock guitarist and part of the Electric Light Band Orchestra (ELO), has been given a a jail sentence for joining the popular online hacktivists collective ‘Anonymous’ and taking part in the famous Operation Payback campaign in 2010 which brought down many financial websites.


Washington Times quotes that, “Geoffrey “Jake” Commander, a rock guitarist who has played with the Electric Light Orchestra, George Harrison and Elton John, among others, walked unnoticed through the halls of the U.S. District Court in Alexandria early Friday afternoon”.

The sentence was given by the Alexandria District Court on Friday following the  admission of guilty plea by ‘Jake.’  The ELO guitarist admitted to his involvement in the Anonymous operation at the hearing before the sentence was pronounced.

He also promised the Judge never to return to the United States after his release.

The authorities said that he could serve only ten days in prison, ‘Jake’ was earlier facing a likely prison sentence of ten years jail time in a federal prison.



Operation Payback
The Anonymous campaign called Operation Payback was a coordinated attack against the opponents of Internet piracy. Anonymous started the Operation Payback started as retaliation to DDoS attacks on torrent sites by anti piracy lobby.

The Anonymous then allegedly took down many anti-piracy websites all over the world through coordinated DDoS attacks.  After Wikileaks published the leaks of Diplomatic cables in December 2010, some banks withdrew banking facilities given to Wikileaks.

Anonymous then turned the Operation Payback against such banks which had withdrawn the banking facilities.


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Operation Payback, also known as Operation: Payback Is A Bitch, is a series of DDoS attacks organized by users of 4chan’s /b/ (random) board that started on September 17th, 2010 against major entertainment industry websites such as the websites for the Recording Industry Association of America and the Motion Picture Association of America. The attacks began September 19th, 2010, and have continued unabated for over one month.

Beginning on December 7th, 2010, a series of DDos assaults led by the Anonymous under Operation Avenge Assange successfully brought down Paypal, Visa and MasterCard’s websites in retaliation against their decision to suspend all transactions with WikiLeaks, reportedly under political pressure from the U.S. State Department.

Some of the other targeted sites included Amazon, Swiss Postal Finance as well as a number of U.S. government websites and various cyber security contractor firms.

The plan for Operation Payback was initially made by the users of 4chan as a response to the DDoS attacks carried out by Indian company Aiplex Software, who were hired by major media companies to carry out the said DDoS attacks against music and movie torrent-sharing sites, most notably The Pirate Bay.

After learning of the DDoS on the torrent communities, 4chan users began planning their own retaliatory attacks on media websites, with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and Aiplex as their first targets.


Geoffrey’s Role in Operation Payback
Reports indicate that Geoffery took part in the IRC chat administered by members of Anonymous collective and joined the 1000 members of Anonymous to launch a DDoS attack against MasterCard.

He was alleged part of the Operation Payback for over 3 hours in which he contributed to the amplification of the attack by using the LOIC (low-orbit Ion cannon) tool on his PC.



MasterCard had reported later that it recorded a $1 million loss due to this DDoS attack.

Geoffery was arrested in 2013 after he returned to the United States with his family, 3 years after the attack.



According to sentencing papers submitted to the court, Commander had a long career in rock music, and even set up a White House tour for ELO in 1978. He later became a writer and expert on computers, but work dried up in recent years.

The chain of events that put him in front of Judge O'Grady began Dec. 10, 2010.

He was online at his home in New Hampshire when he entered an Anonymous chat room, seeing more than 1,000 others there too. From there, he clicked on an “LOIC” tool, which stands for “low orbit ion cannon.”

Essentially, it’s a stress test tool that can be used by hackers to fire off a huge amount of traffic to a target site, resulting in servers crashing in what’s known as a DDoS, or distributed denial of service attack.

Commander clicked on one of these links. He never tried to argue that he didn’t know that what he was doing was wrong.

He said in court that he considered it a form of “protest.”

He said he thought that banks had “brought the country to its knees.”

After clicking on the link, Commander’s computer targeted MasterCard’s website, which lost more than $1 million in the attacks by Commander and others. He quit after three hours.

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The idea behind LOIC is that it can allow you to participate in attacks even if you've no clue how to hack. Just download a copy of LOIC (available for Windows, Mac, and Linux!), punch in the target information like a URL or an IP address and zap.

...that can be controlled by a central user...

The Windows version of LOIC has a "Hivemind" feature that lets you point your copy at an Internet Relay Chat server, allowing someone else—say, the Anon Admins behind Operation Payback, the campaign that is currently striking out against Visa, Mastercard, and other financial organizations in retaliation for their decision to stop doing business with Wikileaks—to control at what site all connected LOIC clients are aimed. And because it takes thousands of LOICs all pointed at a single site to make a real impact, letting a central administrator press the big button of website destruction makes the whole network more effective.

Years passed, presumably with little thought of the incident.

He and his wife and son had left their home in New Hampshire and moved back to England.

But they came back to the U.S. last fall, where Commander was arrested, placed on pretrial release and had to surrender his British passport.   :P


You, too, can be a rock star!

Have you got $67 burning a hole in your pocket?

Then you can rent a botnet for 24 hours to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, sell fake antivirus software and relay spam to unsuspecting email users via millions of compromised -- aka zombie -- PCs.

Or if you only need an hour, that’s just $9.
   :P



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We do not Forgive
We do not Forget
United as One
Divided by Zero
We are Uniting Humanity
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Re: We Are One - Million Mask Movement
« Reply #226 on: December 14, 2014, 10:18:23 PM »
Well here is an idea...

If Anon wants to hack the Cabal...

If Anon wants to help the poor...

Then WHY NOT hack the Federal Reserve....

... and pay every man woman and child in the USA $35,000 for Christmas?

After all that is only $9 Trillion Dollars... the same amount they lost track of in 2009...

So  THEY WON'T MISS IT :P

Just a thought  8)


I bet THAT would get them support :P



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Re: We Are One - Million Mask Movement
« Reply #227 on: December 16, 2014, 11:55:45 AM »




East-Coast Outreach on Twitter: "Busy night out on the streets tonight, over 75 fed, lots of coats and sleeping bags gone out #OpSafeWinter"


#OpSafeWinter: Generosity Goes Viral
by free • December 6, 2014

#OpSafeWinter: Generosity Goes Viral


It’s the time of year when we are most often asked to “think of the less fortunate.”

But what if we felt empowered to take action that might actually help them?

#OpSafeWinter, inspired by the lessons learned at Occupy Wall Street and from teachers like Sharon Salzberg and Bob Thurman, aims to do just that by providing a decentralized network of support for the homeless.

Instead of waiting around for relief organizations, is it possible for us to involve ourselves in direct mutual aid, thus revealing the interdependent nature of suffering and compassion?




Inspired by the real-world experience and skill sets developed on the ground during Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Sandy, folks involved in these two previous relief missions came together to address another problem threatening more and more people during the economic crisis: homelessness.

An #OpSafeWinternyc contact describes mutual aid as a two-way street. Not only do the homeless and hungry receive relief in the form of coats and food, but those doing the relief are developing contacts and getting the chance to use their skills. Everyone gets an expanded sense of what’s possible by learning to interact with their neighbors, homeless or not, in an informal setting.

From Sharon:

Lovingkindness


Lovingkindness is a quality of friendship. Lovingkindness meditation is the cultivation of  a steady, unconditional sense of connection that touches all beings without exception, including ourselves. The quality of lovingkindness is associated with three other qualities: Compassion, Sympathetic Joy & Equanimity.

Compassion is our caring human response to suffering.

A compassionate heart is non-judgmental and recognizes all suffering—our own and that of others—as deserving of tenderness.

Sympathetic Joy is the realization that others’ happiness is inseparable from our own. We rejoice in the joy of others and are not threatened by another’s success.

Equanimity is the spacious stillness of mind that provides the ground for the boundless nature of the other three qualities. This radiant calm enables us to ride the waves of our experience without getting lost in our reactions.



#OpSafeWinter is different from traditional relief organizations in that it’s a horizontal, decentralized network. Anyone who thinks up a mission that might help the homeless can feel empowered to do so, and the network is a tool to connect those in need with those who can provide.

There are people working to document and skill-share online in major cities across not only the US but across the globe as well. It’s also different from a consciousness raising campaign that merely increases awareness of a problem and possibly inspires people to donate money.






#OpSafeWinter takes awareness and builds on it with action.

The movement makes use of direct aid to the homeless rather than relying on intermediaries, a technique we saw in the days after Hurricane Sandy when people refused to wait for the lagging and incomplete support of the Red Cross or FEMA.

The process does one better than merely highlighting the homeless problem across the globe, but also builds a resource network of donated food, blankets, and clothing, thus stepping in with a safety net where the city and federal government has dropped the ball.

This horizontal network emerged not only from the practical on-the-ground experience of the Occupy community and decentralized online tactics like Anonymous, but also drew inspiration from teachers like IDP Lineage Mentor Sharon Salzberg and Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman.

Generosity is the heart of #OpSafeWinter, and it hopes to “inspire or incite people to look at their relationship with others through service to those on the streets.”

The open set of tools provided
by the #OpSafeWinter hashtag
succeed in amplifying compassionate intentions.





This method breaks down the self/other boundary so often seen in relief organizations where I, a person of means, can give my time or money to help the amorphous suffering other. By breaking down this binary, #OpSafeWinter exposes the interdependence of suffering and provides tools for mutual aid.

We are, in effect, helping each other.

If you’re interested in being involved in #OpSafeWinter, we recommend finding out if people are already active in your city and following them on Facebook and Twitter.

For New Yorkers, @opsafewinternyc is the twitter handle where you can find out about actions, donations, and suggested tools and missions in alleviating the suffering of those most vulnerable during the winter months. You are encouraged to act on your compassion with your unique skills and forms of contribution.

Links to find out more about #OpSafeWinter & keep up with local actions:
http://opsafewinter.org/
http://www.facebook.com/OpSafeWinterNYC
http://twitter.com/OpSafeWinter

Read more: http://www.theidproject.org/blog/caroline-contillo/2013/12/30/opsafewinter-generosity-goes-viral



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Re: We Are One - Million Mask Movement
« Reply #228 on: December 16, 2014, 06:32:23 PM »

While this is inspiring, Anon made a rather unusual choice of pop cultural icon, to inspire compassion towards the homeless.  Darth Vader hardly fits that image.  I would have gone with Jean Luc Picard, personally.


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Re: We Are One - Million Mask Movement
« Reply #229 on: June 01, 2015, 09:31:23 AM »

Published on May 31, 2015

Since its beginning on 4chan, the internet-driven collective Anonymous has emerged as one of the leading hacktivist movements, targeting high-profile institutions with fearless cyber attacks.

Looking into how this collective of online hackers went from pranksters to vigilantes for global justice lead to an intriguing discovery of unique qualities that form Anonymous.

A certain tonal element of Anonymous resonated with me and immediately translated into an exciting aesthetic I was eager to take on.

There is a mesmerizing and compelling, but also terrifying quality to the dynamic spread of a collective who’s story is being written with every new day and operation.

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Re: We Are One - Million Mask Movement
« Reply #230 on: June 01, 2015, 05:07:04 PM »
This is propaganda, and I think it's it's great - not the asteroid stuff, but this stuff.
It's a battle for minds these days, and we've got to be in it to win it.
That includes propagating to the masses.
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Re: We Are One - Million Mask Movement
« Reply #231 on: July 03, 2015, 07:27:33 PM »
As a regular member of  Anonymous's Study....by the way..its a very good way to study...no to attack...but how you can defend yourself...

I claim:  please....only 25 bucks to my account ... ok everything/nothing?
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Re: We Are One - Million Mask Movement
« Reply #232 on: July 04, 2015, 10:36:11 AM »
I claim:  please....only 25 bucks to my account ... ok everything/nothing?

Now THAT is a good idea... If Anonymous hackers are so good... and want the support of "We the people...."  they should hack the big banks and distribute the loot to all the little people... a real Robin Hood type heist  and delete the records :D


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Re: We Are One - Million Mask Movement
« Reply #233 on: July 04, 2015, 06:02:24 PM »


Anonymous - Exposing UK Pedophilia Ring in #OpDeathEaters AnonHQ

Greetings world, We Are Anonymous.

The biggest story of our generation is unfolding in the UK to near complete silence in the international corporate media. The UK media that cover it at all depict it as a ‘sex scandal’ committed by ‘child lovers’.

What the UK media depicts as “child sex” has left children missing the lower half of their bodies.

These so-called ‘sex scandals’ involve children provided for torture as bait to blackmail political opponents in Northern Ireland.

The UK has open files on 200 missing boys from 1977 and 1983.

The investigation has so far involved a huge circle of UK establishment from media, politicians, police and intelligence, known to police as The Untouchables. There are international ties being ignored.

To the people of the UK, your ruling classes are preying on you.

Not just in the ways you always knew they were. Our friends in the UK, just like our friends in Gabon, have a political class that is torturing and murdering their children and mutilating their bodies. Unlike in Gabon, the UK media is following the direction of the Paedophile Information Exchange and telling you these people are child lovers who need understanding and tolerance.

They are telling you this is sex.

Who controls the words controls your thoughts.

This is not sex.

These people feed off the agony of others. They cause wars and destruction during their working hours and they torture and murder children as recreation.

These are not child lovers.

These are death eaters.

To the people of the world, this story is not limited to the UK.

Unlike us, death eaters have no borders. Human trafficking is the biggest criminal industry in the world. Death eaters have global networks.

Resistance is existence.



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We are those you have murdered.
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The CSA inquiry in the UK is an attempt to depict a powerful cult as a string of isolated incidents of “sex abuse”. The complicit UK media is running a huge propaganda campaign to conflate torture and murder with “paedophilia” and call for understanding of “paedophilia”.

This is not a group of sad paedophiles who need help and understanding. This is a torture and death cult with a powerful global human trafficking network.

We demand that torture and murder be called torture and murder, not sex.

This is an international cult and needs to be investigated as one, not simply as an endless series of isolated incidents confined to the UK. We call upon our comrades globally to help us investigate and demand an end to to the trafficking networks with arrests at the top not just the bottom.


We demand an end to human trafficking and abuse complicity worldwide.

'Lift the pedo-sadist / trafficking networks and the entire global oligarchy will be in the net.'

#OpDeathEaters #Anonymous

https://twitter.com/OpDeathEaters



Published on Jan 26, 2015

Press Release:
https://anoninsiders.net/anonymous-operation-death-eaters-press-release-2902/

Twitter: @OpDeathEaters

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Re: We Are One - Million Mask Movement
« Reply #234 on: January 03, 2017, 02:30:20 PM »
This is quite a good history lesson and well-produced.




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Re: We Are One - Million Mask Movement
« Reply #235 on: January 04, 2017, 08:45:57 AM »
Very interesting video.  Thanks for posting Thor
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Re: We Are One - Million Mask Movement
« Reply #236 on: January 04, 2017, 08:41:54 PM »


@ micjer

Greetings and thank you for your interest.

FYI, 'a portion' of the collective is taking a different tactic this year to provide additional critical information in these interesting times to aid in mankind's transition to a world where one's life is a reflection of the change they want to see; a life based on integrity, without envy, hate or greed.  8)

Sound familiar?   ;D

BTW, did you ever see this?

Co-owner Susan Duclos (ANP) was aware of some of my previous involvements, and asked me to come in as a 'guest editor' and write the 'definitive epistle' on our efforts regarding OpSafeWinter to anchor the season at AllNewsPipeline, a place Zorgon turned me on to.   8)

How's this for an opening statement?

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We now stand at the crossroads in history, ready to embrace our destiny, where a small act of kindness multiplies fast and soon becomes a beacon of hope, unity, love and progress that lights there road for generations to come.

Operation Safe Winter remains focused on caring for human beings on multiple levels.


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I attempted to share that story here at Pegasus, only to garner the attention of that lovable troll,#####, who attacks anything it (gender neutral to protect the innocent) doesn't understand and feels "wrong" about, no matter what the subject is.  :P

Some days, we feel like Zorgon, who questions the validity of continuing this forum.   :P

Why make the effort?

This is why.






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Re: We Are One - Million Mask Movement
« Reply #237 on: January 05, 2017, 04:43:37 PM »
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We now stand at the crossroads in history, ready to embrace our destiny, where a small act of kindness multiplies fast and soon becomes a beacon of hope, unity, love and progress that lights there road for generations to come.

Is that "there" the right word?

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Re: We Are One - Million Mask Movement
« Reply #238 on: January 05, 2017, 06:30:52 PM »
The intent and passion are clear, even if the grammar is a bit lacking.

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Re: We Are One - Million Mask Movement
« Reply #239 on: January 05, 2017, 07:02:02 PM »


Is that "there" the right word?
no,Armap, that should have been "Their" instead of there...people instead of a place...

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