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4chan Has Been DDOSed

CmdrTaco posted more than 3 years ago | from the happens-to-everyone dept.

Security 710

An anonymous reader writes "According to the 4chan status page all of the 4chan boards have been DDOSed and are down."

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First post (0, Offtopic)

identity0 (77976) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685604)

First post for first time in 10 years

Re:First post (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34685658)

Guess we'll all have to move here.

First reply ending in 12 determines my facebook status.

12 get (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34685790)

Frosty piss

Re:First post (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34685912)

"I'm not a pedo, I just think little kids are sexy."

12

Re:First post (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34685936)

WINRAR!

Re:First post (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34686152)

inb4 the GP doesn't deliver.

Re:First post (1, Insightful)

partyguerrilla (1597357) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685732)

So now that the asshole of the internet is down, perhaps we can all piece together whatever is left of our lives and move out of the basement.

Re:First post (2)

clone52431 (1805862) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685810)

Better to have someplace for them to be. Now they’ll just flood fark, slashdot, wired, ...

Re:First post (5, Funny)

gbjbaanb (229885) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685920)

So now that the asshole of the internet is down, perhaps we can all piece together whatever is left of our lives and move out of the basement.

Sorry to piss on your cornflakes, but Facebook is still up.

Re:First post (1, Interesting)

identity0 (77976) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685768)

Awesome, I really have been here for more than 10 years, and I got the first post for the first time!

Ah, I remember the days before 4chan, when Slashdot was the place antisocial youths spent their free trolltime and things such as Goatse and First Post spam caused the changes like the moderation system that make Slashdot what it is today...

Re:First post (4, Funny)

fruviad (5032) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685796)

Hmmm...5-digit Slashdot ID? Been here 10 years? Feh...newbie.

Re:First post (-1, Troll)

GNUALMAFUERTE (697061) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685950)

You mean newfag, right?

Re:First post (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34686048)

you mean quint/tripfa*?, right?

Re:First post (1)

mwvdlee (775178) | more than 3 years ago | (#34686070)

Welcome.
I do believe you're the first ex-4chan member of what will undoubtedly be an influx of "fun" posters today.

Re:First post (5, Funny)

Erik Hollensbe (808) | more than 3 years ago | (#34686104)

I know, right?

first postoekld (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34685608)

Frist P0st mother fuckers!!!
captcha - decency - something this post has none of

Don't worry (3, Funny)

velja27 (1427879) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685612)

Don't worry they will be slashdotted too.

Re:Don't worry (1)

NoxNoctis (936876) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685696)

When in doubt, nuke it from orbit.

Re:Don't worry (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34685952)

Why put nukes in orbit when we have an ion cannon?

Oblig (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34685616)

And nothing of value was lost...

Oblig (0)

babywhiz (781786) | more than 3 years ago | (#34686050)

*snicker*giggle*

Aw thanks... (5, Funny)

Stenchwarrior (1335051) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685618)

Ugh...no one told me 4chan is NSFW.

Re:Aw thanks... (4, Funny)

SatanicPuppy (611928) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685652)

L. O. Fucking. L.

I don't know if that was meant to be a joke, but you owe me a new keyboard. Now excuse me, I have to go wash coffee out of my eyebrows.

Re:Aw thanks... (5, Funny)

Stenchwarrior (1335051) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685700)

I'd give you mine but, well, I've spent the last several minutes on 4chan. You probably don't want it now.

Re:Aw thanks... (5, Funny)

SatanicPuppy (611928) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685734)

Well, at least now we both have sticky keyboards...

Re:Aw thanks... (-1, Offtopic)

Voulnet (1630793) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685944)

This is made of win

Re:Aw thanks... (-1, Troll)

ZomgPonies (1966712) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685746)

4chan and life throwing you lemons Stench? Sounds like your need... a lemonparty. http://www.lemonparty.org/ [lemonparty.org]

Re:Aw thanks... (1)

Stenchwarrior (1335051) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685800)

Heh, you almost got me. I was worried about a honeypot and Googled it...nice one.

Re:Aw thanks... (1)

ZomgPonies (1966712) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685902)

Why go to 4chan when 4chan can come to you ;)

Re:Aw thanks... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34685988)

Expect them.

Re:Aw thanks... (1)

diegocg (1680514) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685986)

4chan is also NSFH. Not safe for home.

Re:Aw thanks... (1)

Quince alPillan (677281) | more than 3 years ago | (#34686064)

I read that acronym as "Not Safe For Health" and agreed with you.

Re:Aw thanks... (1, Offtopic)

commodore64_love (1445365) | more than 3 years ago | (#34686078)

Why not? What crime has been committed by looking at 4chan.com from the privacy of your home? The concept is as ridiculous as saying I should not be allowed to smoke marijuana or walk around naked*. My actions harm no one but myself.

*
*Only control freaks (or christians) would disagree.
Which is why in Virginia a man was arrested for being naked in his own home. Dumbass anti-freedom politicians.

Anonymous Coward (0, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34685622)

LOL!

I wonder... (2)

lilomar (1072448) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685624)

Quis ddos ipsos ddos'ers?

Re:I wonder... (2)

multipartmixed (163409) | more than 3 years ago | (#34686052)

The NSA and MasterCard

4chan might be down forever. (2, Insightful)

partyguerrilla (1597357) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685626)

And nothing of value was lost.

Mods on crack. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34685852)

The above post is not funny at all. It's insightful.

Re:4chan might be down forever. (2)

Eudial (590661) | more than 3 years ago | (#34686074)

Nothing was lost? The porn! MY PRECIOUS DEVIANT PORN! Oh how I miss thee, German* midget wrapped in a latex catsuit fighting off naked clowns with an oversized Q-tip!

* How do I know she was German? Well, the only people who create weird shit like that are the Japanese and the Germans. And she wasn't Japanese.

Gov. black ops (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34685628)

I would not be surprised.

Call for /b/lackup (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34685632)

oops, too late

Required: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34685634)

DDoS bringing your site down?

BLAST IT WITH PISS!!!!

I know who's to blame (1)

Haedrian (1676506) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685646)

I know who's to blame. Its those anonymous types again!

Re:I know who's to blame (0)

partyguerrilla (1597357) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685838)

I bet the jews did this!

Re:I know who's to blame (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34686008)

You jest, but it probably is. Word on the ghost boards is that moot put "Cotton Eye Joe" to play in the background to irritate /b/ and was generally acting a fag, so /b/tards (read:facebookfags who don't know that this is commonplace) fired up LOIC and fired at 4chan.org. Fucking idiots, shitting where they sleep.

Re:I know who's to blame (1)

clone52431 (1805862) | more than 3 years ago | (#34686034)

If they don’t know how to use AdBlock Plus, I don’t have much sympathy for them.

Mod Parent UP!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34686076)

Mod Parent UP!!!

Re:I know who's to blame (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34686188)

This is why that board is absolute shit now.
There used to be a time where we would love that song coming on, flashing yellow backgrounds, entire frontpage pinned, happy times.
Now it is filled with actual kids from Myspace, Gaia, Bebo, Facebook and other homes of normal people that plague the site.

Sad times. Oh well, the other boards are still fairly good. Sad part is things like this happen because /b/ is part of 4chan. He should remove it from the site and put it under its own domain (IP AND server) for good.
The rest of 4chan is actually quite decent. Even /v/ with the almost constant trolling, you get quite a few decent game threads most of the time, from Killing Floor to Minecraft.

YOU FOOLS!!! (4, Funny)

Coraon (1080675) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685656)

The trolls were bottled up in there fighting other trolls, now those trolls have no where to live, they'll be looking for new boards to cause havoc on, we are all doomed, doomed I tell you!

Re:YOU FOOLS!!! (5, Insightful)

dkleinsc (563838) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685730)

They fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The best known is "never get involved in a land war in Asia", but only slightly less well known is this: "Never go in against 4chan when LOL's are on the line!"

Re:YOU FOOLS!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34685820)

I would hate to be the company that cause this...

Re:YOU FOOLS!!! (1)

wowbagger (69688) | more than 3 years ago | (#34686162)

Just like what happened when segfault.org went down - all the "Nude And Petrified" and "hot grits" crap started there, and when the parasites killed their host on segfault, they came to slashdot.

I can see it now (4, Funny)

DWMorse (1816016) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685660)

"Oops, our bad. Has nothing to do with your recent attempt on us, promise." - Amazon.com

Re:I can see it now (3, Funny)

SatanicPuppy (611928) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685728)

Anonymous v. Cloud...

Round Three...

FIGHT!

Surprising (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34685684)

I thought they would have the foresight to host their pages on Amazon Web Services

Who submitted the story? (5, Funny)

Nameisyoung007 (1009935) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685704)

"An anonymous reader writes" ... Pure gold. I love the irony.

As apprehended.... (4, Interesting)

mseeger (40923) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685736)

One reason i thought those actions against Mastercard etc. to be stupid was, that it established DDOS as method of protest. I am afraid, we will see more of this in the future. In my textbook, DDOS is neiter a legal nor a legitimate form of protest but a criminal act. It doesn't matter wether the target is Wikileaks, Mastercard or 4chan.

CU, Martin

Re:As apprehended.... (1)

vgerclover (1186893) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685866)

Is it illegal for many unrelated people to send you physical mail?

Re:As apprehended.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34685948)

Not unrelated; a DDOS is coordinated.

Re:As apprehended.... (1)

clone52431 (1805862) | more than 3 years ago | (#34686002)

The people in it were unrelated until they all decided to send you mail.

Re:As apprehended.... (1)

DaTroof (678806) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685970)

Yes. It's illegal for people to harass you through the mail.

Re:As apprehended.... (1)

clone52431 (1805862) | more than 3 years ago | (#34686054)

It’s not harassing unless you’ve asked them to stop. And then it’s not harassing if they stop but other people start.

Re:As apprehended.... (1)

DaTroof (678806) | more than 3 years ago | (#34686132)

It's harassment if their intent is to cause nuisance. Asking them to stop helps prove your case, but it's not required for a crime or tort to have been committed against you.

Re:As apprehended.... (2)

clone52431 (1805862) | more than 3 years ago | (#34686180)

It's harassment if their intent is to cause nuisance.

Like sending a few million form letters, faxes, postcards, e-mails, and phone calls to a congressperson in the month before a vote?

Sure, you think you’re making a political statement, but he thinks it’s a nuisance. He’d greatly prefer you send a single giant petition with a few million signatures so that it could be much more easily ignored.

Re:As apprehended.... (1)

mseeger (40923) | more than 3 years ago | (#34686024)

Good question, but probably depends on the laws in the country. If the prosecutor can proove that it was coordinated (e.g. someone called for or coordinated it) and it results in a postal service breakdown, the chances are in favor for a criminal offense. In reality this "attack" would already fail due to the costs and the manual labor by the attackers involved.

But in case of DDOS attack on a web site, the laws are quite clear on that issue. Several people already went to jail for that. And deserved to do so IMHO.

Both cases have nothing to do with each other. If a comparison was intended by your question, it is deeply flawed.

CU, Martin

Re:As apprehended.... (1)

clone52431 (1805862) | more than 3 years ago | (#34686096)

If the prosecutor can proove that it was coordinated (e.g. someone called for or coordinated it) and it results in a postal service breakdown, the chances are in favor for a criminal offense.

The frequently-used tactic of deliberately flooding congresscritters with explicitly intentioned postcards, letters, faxes and phone calls disagrees with you. Usually form letters, so theoretically sending a single petition signed by as many people would be just as effective, right?

If a comparison was intended by your question, it is deeply flawed.

How so? Apart from the minor detail that a legal distinction has been made where no real distinction exists, I mean.

Re:As apprehended.... (2)

commodore64_love (1445365) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685922)

Denial of Service has been a favored tactic used against the KKK and other undesirable groups for years.
Why can't the same tactic be used against hate-filled corporations? To say "no you can't use the same tactics WE use" is as hypocritical as when cops say "you can't videotape us" while they erect video-cams everywhere.

Re:As apprehended.... (1)

mseeger (40923) | more than 3 years ago | (#34686140)

I also would speak up against DDOS versus the KKK. The reason is, that the end doesn't justify the means. While you may get away with (due to public sympathy or the large number of acomplices), you are setting a bad precedent and moving onto a slippery slope. Being part of public outrage and being right may be two very different things.

CU, Martin

P.S. Concerning the videotaping of cops, i am 100% on your side. It has to be legal and if there were federal laws against it here in my country, i would fight those laws. Luckily it is currently moving the other direction: the cops in the capital must wear unique identifiers starting January 1st even if they are in full riot gear.

Re:As apprehended.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34685934)

While one may wish DDOS was illegal, the question is how do you word the laws?

Does going to a website accidentally count?
Does following a /. link count?
What about hitting refresh?
What if your cat sleeps on refresh?
Perhaps you have a misbehaving script.
Or maybe your using ping to test your internet connection.

And the real legal question: how does one tell the difference between a DDOS and any of the above? Or should we just criminalize everything related to computers and the internet and be done with it?

Re:As apprehended.... (1)

khallow (566160) | more than 3 years ago | (#34686166)

And the real legal question: how does one tell the difference between a DDOS and any of the above?

There are orders of magnitude difference in volume. If one person has a cat sleeping on refresh, that's a load that any of these heavy duty websites could trivially support. And they could temporarily block the client too. I imagine there's also coordination of thousands of machines and other indications that this is not an accident.

WH cyber-security coordinator disagrees with you (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34685958)

"DDOS is neiter a legal nor a legitimate form of protest but a criminal act."

http://www.newsweek.com/2010/12/21/interview-with-cyber-security-czar-howard-schmidt.html [newsweek.com]

"Hundreds of Internet activists recently mounted cyberattacks on companies like MasterCard and Amazon because they had ended their affiliation with WikiLeaks. How dangerous could this kind of action be?"

Howard Schmidt: "We've seen over time [street] protests in cities that shut down traffic, and this is not dissimilar in the online world. There may be a disruption for a short period of time, but the bottom line is we continue to work to make sure that the impact is minimal."

Re:As apprehended.... (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34686020)

Civil disobedience does nothing if it's not illegal. Every protest Gandhi did was illegal too. Can't play by the Man's rules if you want to beat him. ;)

Re:As apprehended.... (1)

ceoyoyo (59147) | more than 3 years ago | (#34686160)

Yeah, because it's completely different than regular, old fashioned physical protests where a bunch of people march through the street, blocking traffic, the entrances to businesses and inconveniencing lots of other people in order to get attention.

As of when? (2)

clone52431 (1805862) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685752)

Its users probably all (well, the dumb ones) got themselves infected with a virus that DDoSed their home turf again. It happens every few months. The main question in my mind is how it spread, this time – reCaptcha cut the head off it last time.

Or maybe it’s just something entirely different this time.

Anyway, returning to the question in my subject, when did it go down? how long has it been down? is it down hard, or is it coming and going?

This rings a bell ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34685758)

I have the impression that this story might have a follow up somehow ....

Quick, change the DNS (4, Funny)

AftanGustur (7715) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685760)

Now is the chance..

Set the www.4chan.org A record to point to amazon.com .. That will teach them !

Re:Quick, change the DNS (2)

malignant_minded (884324) | more than 3 years ago | (#34686110)

since amazon has so many A records and can change if needed wouldn't it be best to use a CNAME just this once? fuck the mail

You know it's gonna happen.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34685774)

I just can't wait until some anti-Anonymous crusader lays claim to this... and then be promptly DDOSed into oblivion.

In this world gone mad (0)

NuKe_MoNgOoSe (1941452) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685784)

lol you would have to be ballsack crazy to toy with the brigands on 4chan. They will do their best to hunt the culprit down I imagine and likely drag his identity from one end of the internet to the other when they find them.

Re:In this world gone mad (1)

android.dreamer (1948792) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685954)

It would probably be more like robbing Mojo Jojo after nearly escaping from Professor Utonium's house.

Predicted future news (5, Interesting)

Even on Slashdot FOE (1870208) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685804)

4chan was taken down when a bunch of /b/-tard script kiddies handed over control of their LOIC programs to some Anonymous person on the internet, not realizing that 4chan was the target.

Well, shoot (0)

DoofusOfDeath (636671) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685812)

Maybe the football game is playing on 5chan as well?

Fair? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34685822)

So, slashdot rushes to point a link to the remaining status page, causing yet another DDOS attack...

Umm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34685824)

I'm trying to think of one piece of useful information I've ever gotten from 4Chan.. and... I got nothin.

Re:Umm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34686144)

Well, its a good place to learn something about human anatomy from time to time. And human stupidity. Problem is you frequently never ask for it, or request it. All of a sudden you just get educated.

Lolwut ?? (0)

ze_jua (910531) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685832)

Seriously, wutt ? :)

Ouch (2)

lennier1 (264730) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685858)

/b/tards with even more free time on their hands? Not a pretty picture.

The foundations of my life collapsed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34685876)

When is 4chan up again?

4chan the beacon of freedom (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34685888)

Come on people click the link. The internet its main supply of childporn will be down for some more time.

And now ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34685916)

... it is also slashdotted!
Cool!

I know who did it!!! (3, Funny)

Riceballsan (816702) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685926)

It was the snow, opperation frosty vengence backfired on them!!!

Motive uncovered (1, Funny)

MrKaos (858439) | more than 3 years ago | (#34685956)

it was done for the lols

Re:Motive uncovered (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34686066)

lols? really? what are you, some kind of newfag?
It is, and always has been.. for the lulz.

Cunt.

Again? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34685966)

???

Ummm we are not helping (1)

StrifeJester (1326559) | more than 3 years ago | (#34686060)

So the first thing I do is say to myself "I gotta see this". Head over to the site to see and sho nuff. All I did was add more traffic to them posting this story helped them out, perhaps that was the plan. Am I the only one that did this and then came to a realization.

Re:Ummm we are not helping (1)

tequesta (442108) | more than 3 years ago | (#34686098)

Was that a question.

Re:Ummm we are not helping (1)

xmousex (661995) | more than 3 years ago | (#34686142)

I haven't come to the realization yet but give it time

F5F5F5F5F5F5

Time to move (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34686084)

Pack up guys, we're moving to 711chan.

lol (2)

Charliemopps (1157495) | more than 3 years ago | (#34686108)

Knowing 4chan, they're prolly doing it themselves.

CmdrTaco IS A NAZI!!!!!2345 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34686120)

4chan is just more relevant than what's left of Slashdot and, of course, has more traffic to cope with...

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