Question about "Tea-Party Cyber Attacks"

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by spy1, Oct 23, 2010.

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  1. spy1

    spy1 Registered Member

    Dec 29, 2002
    Clover, SC

    Ignore the "political" side of that for a moment if you will. What I'm curious about is - does anyone know of any independent verification for the actuality and/or the details of the purported "attacks"?

    Anyone know if any of the major A/V or A/T vendors are aware of the situation? Checking into it to see what was done and how it was accomplished? Working on counter-measures?

    Just curious. Pete
  2. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    DC Metro Area
    a contemporaneus news report

    Cyber Attack Strikes FreedomWorks

    A mysterious cyber attack apparently struck the computer servers at the pro-tea party group FreedomWorks this morning, just as it launched a major fund-raising drive.

    FreedomWorks officials are investigating, but they suspect they were attacked deliberately, perhaps by a political opponent seeking the thwart its fund-raising efforts.
  3. dw426

    dw426 Registered Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    AV and AT vendors don't even care, so no, I doubt they are paying much attention to this. I have very serious doubts this was a deliberate attack by the actual Democratic party, and even more doubts about it being from the Obama administration (whether they WOULD do something like that or not is another topic). This is an extremely heated election year, some of the "old dogs" who got used to winning re-elections without even bothering to try, suddenly are finding themselves in trouble. But, for the most part, the Democratic party has stuck to labeling anything opposed to them as "extremist" or "radical".

    My opinion is that this attack was just your normal screwball hacker that had a political agenda.
  4. Dogbiscuit

    Dogbiscuit Guest

    Unlike Stuxnet, for example, which was almost certainly the work of highly trained professionals (and international in scope), this is probably going to involve nothing more than the 'usual suspects', unpatched publicly known vulnerabilities in the server, and/or run-of-the-mill social engineering tricks, etc.

    (I'm Dogbiscuit, and I approved this message.)
  5. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Hi spy1 good to see you're still on the case ;)

    From your link

    And not the first time

    Also attacked

    And Cryptome recently too !

    Some "may" be scriddies with a different view point, but i have a Strong feeling not all are. I expect we'll see more of these from now on :(

    If you don't believe "Their" lies & crookedness etc they then treat you as part of the problem, when in Reality its "THEM" !
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