Where in the world is the WikiLeaks data housed - 30 meters Inside a Mountain 40 meters above sea level in Stockholm.
The place is called Pionen - White Mountain Data Center bahnhof.se
Can You Say Dayumn.. the place uses German Submarine Engines. The same ones that are being used by The North Koreans today. That says alot. why are we telling you this ? so that you know where the data is, incase anyone wants to go get it. snicker, snicker..
Apparently this weekend was a nightmare for the stupid asses at Amazon europe in Dublin. They were sliced and diced and are still trying to recover from a ddos attack. they are saying that it was equipment failure. Surrrreeee it was.
They broke this ugly stick over your thick heads..
Amazon Admit It - Your Servers Were Ransacked and You Know It Just Like We Do
apparently they have angered the folks who could care less about christmas shoppers like 4chan. those guys are so busy ddos'n folks that it's hard to imagine them even having time to get a warm bowl of oatmeal.
And to tell you the truth when we looked at the way they are organizing their attacks, they seem to be in some kind of popularity war on hacking sites with the other hacker collectives - like the oldies but goodies at CODC; and ETA and even the new kids on the block - Anonymous.
It's all so random and shit..Alex Jones talks about it
when we heard about the wacking of the credit card database at Amazon it was through private channels; because Amazon has yet to talk about that. they appear to want to deny that it happened, again. why we're not sure since the real intention of 4chan is not to steal credit cards but to disrupt operations.
the newest piece of the puzzle has the russian and chinese computer mafias sliding themselves into the mix while the ddos attacks are happening and the systems are vunerable; making them easy pickings.
Visa and Mastercard were also wacked and haven't admitted it.
Sadly we remind you to check your credit card statements and change all your online passwords since it appears the latest hacks are designed to gain information for later use. The credit card thieves always run their botnets, but this rise in ddos attacks has made all the commerce processors particularly vunerable.
and for that bit of information we should all be very thankful.
the moral of todays story is simple, Use Less Plastic; and Change Your Passwords Often. Don't ever let your guard down and know that if there is a chance; that you can be a bot in their army. Regardless of your efforts they will work diligently to secretly recruit you and your data to assist their efforts.
Visitors were temporarily unable to access the UK site
Online retailer Amazon has said its European websites were temporarily offline because of a "hardware failure".British, French, German, Austrian and Italian sites were down for about 30 minutes on Sunday during a peak pre-Christmas shopping period.The outage occurred during a time of ongoing threats against major sites by pro-Wikileak activists.A group known as Anonymous is targeting firms, including Amazon, that withdrew services from the whistle-blowing site."The brief interruption to our European retail sites last night was due to hardware failure in our European datacentre network and not the result of a [distributed denial of service] attempt," said a spokesperson for the firm.Amazon sites ending .it, .de, .uk, .fr and .at - which are all hosted in Dublin - were unavailable for about half an hour at about 2115 GMT on Sunday, according to a Twitter posting by web monitoring firm Netcraft.However, all servers are now back up and running after a brief delay, the firm says.
The outage follows a series of web attacks by Anonymous targeted at corporate websites that had withdrawn services from Wikileaks.Amazon stopped hosting Wikileaks material on its servers on 1 December saying the site was breaking its terms and conditions.As part of its campaign, Anonymous had planned to mount a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on Amazon on Friday, but publicly abandoned the plans, saying they did not have the "forces"."While it is indeed possible that Anonymous may not have been able to take Amazon.com down in a DDoS attack, this is not the only reason the attack never occurred," read a statement that appeared to be published by the group."After the attack was so advertised in the media, we felt that it would affect people such as consumers in a negative way and make them feel threatened by Anonymous."Simply put, attacking a major online retailer when people are buying presents for their loved ones would be in bad taste."DDoS attacks, which are illegal in the UK, involve overloading a website with high numbers of requests so it stops working.Several Twitter accounts attributed to Anonymous and its campaign have been suspended over the attacks.The group's Operation Payback Campaign has also targeted the websites of Paypal, Mastercard and Visa, as well as the Swedish Prosecutor's website after a case was brought there against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.Mr Assange is in British custody awaiting an extradition hearing after being accused of sex crimes in Sweden. He denies the charges.Wikileaks has angered the US government by publishing large caches of secret documents online, including US diplomatic cables.The government has written to Wikileaks, saying it believes its actions are illegal, but it has denied putting pressure on firms such as PayPal to withdraw services.
Then we have a new truthiness offshoot from WikiLeaks called Openleaks by former WikiLeaker Daniel Domscheit-Berg. he says OpenLeaks will Not Be in The Shadow of WikiLeaks. their operational strategy is totally different. this is from the BBC and it breaks the ice on why this second organization launched.
Wikileaks' former second-in-command is gearing up to launch an alternative to the high-profile website.Daniel Domscheit-Berg, who left the site after disagreements with its founder, plans to launch Openleaks in the coming months.The technology, which can be embedded in any organisation's sites, will allow whistle-blowers to anonymously leak data to publishers of their choice.Its founders say it will address problems they had with Wikileaks."We felt that Wikileaks was developing in the wrong direction," Mr Domscheit-Berg told BBC News. "There's too much concentration of power in one organisation; too much responsibility; too many bottlenecks; too many resource constraints."He said that the team did not want the responsibility of deciding what was or was not relevant and what would be good for the organisation as a whole to publish."This is the wrong question and should never be asked."Network effectUnlike Wikileaks, Openleaks will not publish or verify material; leaving that role to newspapers, "NGOs, labour unions and other interested entities"."We are trying to build a community of various organisations that need or have use for anonymously submitted information," former Wikileaks member Herbert Snorrason told the BBC.Mr Domscheit-Berg, said the decision to be a "conduit" rather than publisher was made because of the team's experience at Wikileaks.
Wikileaks website The idea came out of a project developed during the team's time at Wikileaks"That was another constraint we saw - if your website becomes too popular then you need a lot of resources to process submissions," he said.Instead, Mr Domscheit-Berg said the organisation would be a "technology provider", supplying anonymous online drop boxes for organisations."[Openleaks] aims to provide the technological means to organisations and other entities around the world to be able to accept anonymous submissions in the forms of documents or other information," said Mr Domscheit-Berg.This would form a distributed network of submissions pages across the web, powered by Openleaks technology for keeping sources anonymous and documents secure.Whistle-blowers would be able to submit documents to an organisation's site, which would then be available for them to use for an exclusive period, specified by the source."If after that time you choose not to publish the document yourself the document will be shared with the rest of the subscribers in the system," said Mr Domscheit-Berg."If you choose not to publish it, many other parties will receive the document - and we are pretty sure that one of them will publish it."
"We do not think that Openleaks will be in Wikileaks shadow”Daniel Domscheit-BergIn addition to the technology, he said, the organisation will offer legal advice to organisations about dealing with and publishing sensitive material.Initially, the team will work with a handful of small organisations, with the aim of growing the project slowly.Over time, he said, the group hopes the network of participating organisations will become more "diverse, complex and dynamic", which will afford more protection when dealing with sensitive material."With each new entity you are adding more nodes to the network; you're adding more complexity to the network so everyone is protecting everyone else."The result, he said, would be "technically and legally very powerful".
The project was born out of an idea for a "Wikileaks button" that was developed before Mr Domscheit-Berg left the organisation. All of the team behind the project have now left Wikileaks because of disagreements about how the site was run.
Julian Assange Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is currently in British custody awaiting an extradition hearing"One of the main issues we see with Wikileaks today is that it has become too much about the project," said Mr Domscheit-Berg, who said he still supports Wikileaks founder Julian Assange."It has become too much about self-promoting the project and self-promoting people involved with the project which is rather distracting from the content of the documents."Mr Assange, in particular, has been criticised for his high-profile role; something he has said was necessary."I originally tried hard for the organisation to have no face, because I wanted egos to play no part in our activities," he recently told the Guardian newspaper."In the end, someone must be responsible to the public and only a leadership that is willing to be publicly courageous can genuinely suggest that sources take risks for the greater good."One problem Openleaks may face is increased competition amongst a raft of new sites - including Brusselsleaks - for documents from leakers. It may also need to establish its credibility, alongside the highly successful Wikileaks.But Mr Domscheit-Berg does not think this will be a problem."I believe lots of people are aware of some of the issues that Wikileaks has right now and there is already some critical debate."He said the site was already "drowning in contact requests" and that it would be targeting different material"Way more people are sceptical about the direction Wikileaks are heading and see what we are doing as the right step into the future. So, I don't think credibility will be a problem."To build further trust, he said, the group would establish a foundation in Germany to handle and publish its finances.In addition, he said, the model they had chosen to use would mean that Openleaks would rarely be in the spotlight."We're not aiming for any front pages," said Mr Domscheit-Berg. "If anything at all, this organisation is to enable others to do that."It has now launched a website which will detail the evolution of the project before it goes live in the coming months."We do not think that Openleaks will be in Wikileaks shadow," Mr Domscheit-Berg said. "We are a completely different approach. We do not see ourselves as competitors - we are the next evolutionary step."(end of clipping)
Last Nite and Earlier Today 12/14/10 - All of the Mail Servers at Yahoo.com were off line. their intermittent service was blamed on the 600 they wacked. we doubt it honestly.
Reports are that using PayPal is like getting in a revolving door - it opens, lets you in, and goes down; no use at all. That we're sure is a part of Operation Payback. Will the hilarity ever cease ? we're not processing anything through PayPal including our regular subscriptions because they are too deep in the water to be safe right now as a payment portal. Professional Advice is to Be smart, avoid using them for now.
Wackers, Crackers, Hackers, and Spooks - All we have to say is Come Out, Come Out Wherever and whoever you are..Clearly if you can get into your account, someone is keeping track of that info; to do who knows what with at this point.