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Comment: A few mistakes... (Score 5, Interesting) 120

by jornak (#34721456) Attached to: FBI Raids Texas ISP For Anonymous DDoS Info

First mistake: They list the IP in the affadavit OUTSIDE of the logs twice as 72.9.153.42 instead of 72.9.153.142 as it should be. One could assume that they could have now raided the wrong server in Tailor Made's farm.

Second mistake: "root" is just an IRC nickname on AnonOPs, and this person does NOT have root access on the IRC server that was raid as falsely assumed in the affadavit. They have oper with override privileges, and that was what was logged. The raid on the server at Tailor Made Servers was made under false pretenses.

Third mistake: Those logs show... [Thu Dec 9 11:14:27 2010] - OVERRIDE: root(root@72.9.153.142) TOPIC #loic '!lazor default targethost=api.paypal.comsubsite=/ speed=3 threads=15 method=tcp wait=false random=true checked=false message=Good_night_paypal_Sweet_dreams_from_AnonOPs port=443 stop' ... if anyone here has looked at LOIC's topic parsing, there's two mistakes the FBI made there. The first is that there's no space between targethost=api.paypal.com and subsite=/. The second is that this person "root" is STOPPING the attacks by adding "stop" at the end of the topic. Unless they can show logs of this "root" person throwing "start" in the topic instead of stop, this person is doing exactly the opposite of "willingly and knowingly" executing commands to start a DDoS attack.

+ - UK Law Firm ACS:Law To Be Sued By Privacy Group->

Submitted by jornak
jornak (1377831) writes "As covered previously by Slashdot earlier this week, the group known as Anonymous released 350MB of ACS:Law's emails to The Pirate Bay when accidentally exposed by an incomplete restore of the ACS:Law site backup. To add insult to injury, the privacy group Privacy International has stated in a press release that they are planning legal action against ACS:Law.
According to Alexander Hanff, PI Advisor: "This data breach is likely to result in significant harm to tens of thousands of people in the form of fraud, identity theft and severe emotional distress." ACS:Law has breached the Data Protection Act by allowing a sensitive archive of data to be stored on a public facing web server. The law requires that "appropriate technical and organisational measures shall be taken against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data.""

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