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Woops... wikileaks loading fully function on ovh..


yuanyelss
15-12-2010, 10:08
I was thinking of using my 1 mbit home connection, just for fun.. could I have any legal issues? I live in buenos aires

jonlewi5
08-12-2010, 21:43
Quote Originally Posted by Winit
It is awesome publicity for OVH.
100% agree

Winit
08-12-2010, 20:50
It is awesome publicity for OVH.

Razakel
08-12-2010, 17:12
Quote Originally Posted by LawsHosting
Maybe the case has been sorted, I don't know, but, just say, if the judge of the case decides to ask for the site(s) to be removed, will the vendetta spread to OVH?
Well, it's possible, but there's a good chance OVH can cope.

But if OVH makes it very obvious that they didn't want to take the site down but were forced to, it's less likely.

BigMAC
08-12-2010, 16:05
Quote Originally Posted by LawsHosting
will the vendetta spread to OVH?
Correct me if am wrong, but OVH is a business and every business needs customers right?

LawsHosting
08-12-2010, 15:01
Maybe the case has been sorted, I don't know, but, just say, if the judge of the case decides to ask for the site(s) to be removed, will the vendetta spread to OVH?

fozl
08-12-2010, 12:49
Quote Originally Posted by Winit
Nothing new.

Anonymous FTW.
Reference to Operation Chanology?

Iray
08-12-2010, 12:26
Mastercard 'hit by Wikileaks revenge attacks'
Julian Assange Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested by UK police
Continue reading the main story

Internet hacktivists are claiming to have brought down the Mastercard website as revenge for the firm withdrawing services to Wikileaks.

The Anonymous group of hackers have also brought down the website of the Swedish prosecutors office which is pursuing founder Julian Assange.

It has pledged to launch denial-of-service attacks on websites it sees as anti-Wikileaks.

Earlier it hit the Swiss bank that froze Mr Assange's assets.

PayPal, which has stopped processing donations to Wikileaks, has also been targetted.

Anonymous is a loose-knit group of hacktivists, with links to the notorious message board 4chan.

"We are glad to tell you that Mastercard is down and it's confirmed," the group tweeted.

Mastercard has not yet confirmed the attack but security experts have said the site has been under a so-called distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS), which swamp a site with so many requests that it becomes overwhelmed,

However, access appears to be possible intermittently and it is still visible from some countries, experts say.

Earlier the group confimed other targets: "In response to the arrest of Julian Assange, Anoynmous has taken down PostFinance.ch, who terminated Wikileaks bank account, using a distributed denial-of-service attack. Subsequently, Anonymous attacked http://www.aklagare.se, the Swedish Prosecutors office, also using a DDoS attack, and took the site down in under 10 seconds of beginning the attack," the group said in a statement.

Noa Bar Yosef, a senior analyst at security firm Imperva said the attacks are "very focused".

"It is recruiting people from within their own network. They are actually asking supporters to download a piece of code, the DDosing malware and upon a wake-up call the computer engages in the denial of service," he said.
Increased traffic

A member of Anonymous who calls himself Coldblood told the BBC that "multiple things are being done".

"Websites that are bowing down to government pressure have become targets," he said.

"As an organisation we have always taken a strong stance on censorship and freedom of expression on the internet and come out against those who seek to destroy it by any means."

"We feel that Wikileaks has become more than just about leaking of documents, it has become a war ground, the people vs. the government," he said.

So far the DDoS attacks have failed to take any sites offline although that is not the point of the attack, according to Coldblood.

"The idea is not to wipe them off but to give the companies a wake-up call," he said. "Companies will notice the increase in traffic and an increase in traffic means increase in costs associated with running a website."

DDoS attacks are illegal in many countries, including the UK.

Coldblood admitted that such attacks "may hurt people trying to get to these sites" but said it was "the only effective way to tell these companies that us, the people, are displeased".

Anonymous is also helping to create hundreds of mirror sites for Wikileaks, after its US domain name provider withdrew its services.

"At the last count there were 507 mirrors of Wikileaks," said Coldblood.

Ending contracts

Wikileaks has been hit by a series of denial-of-service attacks, following the release of a quarter of a million US embassy cables.
Continue reading the main story
Game of cat-and-mouse

It is unclear who is behind the attacks but it seems that Wikileaks is getting too hot to handle as many of the businesses that work with the site, distance themselves from it.

On 3 December, domain name provider EveryDNS cut off service, citing the denial-of-service attacks as the reason.

Amazon also ended an agreement to host the site, saying Wikileaks failed to adhere to its terms of service.

It said that Wikileaks was unable to ensure that it "wasn't putting innocent people in jeopardy" by leaking classified documents.

Online payment company, PayPal, has permanently restricted Wikileaks' account, making it harder for supporters to make donations.

MasterCard Worldwide is also choking payments to the site.

The Swiss bank, PostFinance has closed the account of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

In all cases, the companies have insisted their decisions are not politically motivated.

PayPal said Wikileaks' account had violated its terms of services.

PostFinance, meanwhile, claimed Assange had provided false information when opening his account.

BitTorrent file

But some have taken a different view.

French internet service provider OVH said it had no plans to end the service it provides to Wikileaks.
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“Start Quote

The information is already out there”

End Quote Joss Wright Oxford Internet Institute

"OVH is neither for nor against this site. We neither asked to host this site nor not to host it. Now it's with us, we will fulfil the contract," said OVH managing director Octave Klaba.

"It's neither for the political world nor for OVH to call for or to decide on a site's closure," he added.

French industry minister Eric Besson had called for the site to be shut down, saying France could not host internet sites that "violate the confidentiality of diplomatic relations and put in danger people protected by diplomatic secrecy".

But on 6 December, a French judge declined to force OVH to shut Wikileaks down, saying the case needed further argument.

Wikileaks has amassed some high-profile enemies including Senator Joe Lieberman, who chairs the US Homeland Security Committee.

He has urged the US government to "use all legal means necessary to shut down Wikileaks before it can do more damage by releasing additional cables".

Dr Joss Wright, a research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute thinks it could be too late to legislate Wikileaks offline.

"Wikileaks has released an encrypted file containing all of the embassy cables," says Dr Wright. "The information is already out there."

Dozens of copies of that encrypted file have been shared using peer-to-peer networks, such as BitTorrent. "Once the information is there, it's virtually impossible to stop people sharing it," said Dr Wright.

Founder of Wikileaks Julian Assange has been arrested in London and is being held in custody, having been refused bail.

He is accused by the Swedish authorities of sexual assault.
Sauce: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11935539

Winit
07-12-2010, 22:55
Nothing new.

Anonymous FTW.

LawsHosting
07-12-2010, 22:25
This is getting out of hand

http://www.zerohedge.com/article/pir...ow-revenge-ban

jonlewi5
07-12-2010, 12:34
Quote Originally Posted by elvis1
wow sh.. spreads like hell... is there any file and instructions on how to host it? I would not host it in ovh though... I was thinking of using my 1 mbit home connection, just for fun.. could I have any legal issues? I live in buenos aires
Heres how to mirror

http://wikileaks.ch/mass-mirror.html

Iray
07-12-2010, 11:36
I don't know how credible the source is but according to this, Julian Assange has been arrested in the UK.

http://www.businessinsider.com/assange-arrested-2010-12

elvis1
07-12-2010, 05:52
wow sh.. spreads like hell... is there any file and instructions on how to host it? I would not host it in ovh though... I was thinking of using my 1 mbit home connection, just for fun.. could I have any legal issues? I live in buenos aires

Winit
06-12-2010, 21:20
Mirror it yo.

Iray
06-12-2010, 19:11
Have a look at all the Wikileaks mirrors! http://wikileaks.ch/mirrors.html

Anyone feeling brave enough to offer a mirror? :P

NickW
06-12-2010, 18:32
http://forum.ovh.co.uk/showthread.php?t=4907

elvis1
06-12-2010, 15:40
http://bit.ly/hIlFlV

Wooopps.. just an Ip not associated to a domain but web loads pretty fine with everything included and guess who the host is ??
OVH!

champagne!