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Old 08-05-2012, 22:03   #16
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Re: Virgin Media website taken down

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Anonymous has claimed credit for knocking Virgin Media's website offline in a likely retaliation for the internet service provider's (ISP) compliance with a court order forcing it to block access to The Pirate Bay.

Virgin was the first ISP to block access after the court order was passed at the end of April, in a move that caused outcry among digital activists claiming the order represented the next stage of internet censorship.
Writing on the @AnonymousUK Twitter account, the group claimed to have taken down the site.

http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/21732...ng-retaliation
Never have liked anonymous and this has just made me hate them even more. If you like it or not VM have been made to block TPB and this does not help matters.

The block is a waste of time anyway as anyone with half a brain cell knows how to get around it so why have anonymous decided to escalate the issue.
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Old 08-05-2012, 22:05   #17
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Its back up again now, it would be nice for them to tell us what the issue is
Still down here.
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Old 08-05-2012, 22:15   #18
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Never have liked anonymous and this has just made me hate them even more. If you like it or not VM have been made to block TPB and this does not help matters.

The block is a waste of time anyway as anyone with half a brain cell knows how to get around it so why have anonymous decided to escalate the issue.
Because they will DDoS any site that gets them more media attention.
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Re: Virgin Media website taken down

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Anonymous has claimed credit for knocking Virgin Media's website offline in a likely retaliation for the internet service provider's (ISP) compliance with a court order forcing it to block access to The Pirate Bay.

Virgin was the first ISP to block access after the court order was passed at the end of April, in a move that caused outcry among digital activists claiming the order represented the next stage of internet censorship.
Writing on the @AnonymousUK Twitter account, the group claimed to have taken down the site.

http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/21732...ng-retaliation
"Virgin was the first ISP to block access after the court order was passed at the end of April, in a move that caused outcry among digital activists claiming the order represented the next stage of internet censorship."

Later on it says:

"Under the ruling ISPs Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk and O2 and Virgin Media must also block access to the site, although at present none have yet done so."
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:23   #20
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Re: Virgin Media website taken down[merged]

Although it must be pointed out Richard, it's a joke anyway. If you want to, you can and it doesn't require a great amount of nous to do so. It's funny

---------- Post added at 05:23 ---------- Previous post was at 04:06 ----------

"Internet censorship is growing in scope and becoming easier. Yet it never has the effect desired. It simply turns criminals into heroes," he said at the time. LMAO!
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Re: Virgin Media website taken down[merged]

If you're website it hacked by these lusers then you know you're doing something right
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:40   #22
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Re: Virgin Media website taken down[merged]

They aren't "lusers" carl, just a bunch of kids with LOIC or HOIC thinking they can take down websites by multi-packet bombardment, not knowing that their own IP addy is being used... for the non-clever ones.

Either way it is funny that I know the Admins username and password because they haven't protected one key part of the site since, and it was because I was trying to do what the page was supposed to do and ended up at a page showing info >.<

Lets hope they changed the username and password since then
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:54   #23
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Re: Virgin Media website taken down[merged]

Funny how Anonymous set themselves up as up as some sort of avenging heroes, yet they only ever seem to run DOS attacks, and only on public facing servers for companies.. They never seem to go for the servers of (say) government agencies, or any server that is likely to be well protected.

And what's the point of going after Virgin? All VM have done was comply with the court's orders.

Also, I think the fact that they have done this to any ISP that is blocking The Pirate Bay, while apparently ignoring the fact that the Government is talking about monitoring internet usage for everyone in the country suggests that Anonymous aren't really in it for the good of the people, they are in it more to annoy people and get free ripped off movies.
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Re: Virgin Media website taken down[merged]

Yeah I agree Stuart, more likely the kids and teens on 4chan have did this, and anonymous wasn't part of it, despite a post on their twitter page (which can be from anyone - think they have a bot in their IRC channel that will post to twitter via a ctcp command)
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Re: Virgin Media website taken down

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Never have liked anonymous and this has just made me hate them even more. If you like it or not VM have been made to block TPB and this does not help matters.

The block is a waste of time anyway as anyone with half a brain cell knows how to get around it so why have anonymous decided to escalate the issue.
they gone after the wrong people I agree, VM just following a court order. Any sane company would do the same.

although I dont condone ddos full stop anyway, so even if it was against the RIAA I wouldnt be clapping my hands.
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Also, I think the fact that they have done this to any ISP that is blocking The Pirate Bay, while apparently ignoring the fact that the Government is talking about monitoring internet usage for everyone in the country suggests that Anonymous aren't really in it for the good of the people, they are in it more to annoy people and get free ripped off movies.
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Re: Virgin Media website taken down[merged]

The home page is down once more in Darlington



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Re: Virgin Media website taken down[merged]

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Its not connecting is anyone else having probs .
I went to www.ntl.com and it is saying the site is down for maintainence under the Virgin media brand
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I went to www.ntl.com and it is saying the site is down for maintainence under the Virgin media brand
Maybe they don't have the 1.21 jigawatts of electricity needed or you need to start further back so you can get upto 88 mph!
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