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Syrian Hackers Deface Anonymous' Social Network

Soulskill posted more than 3 years ago | from the turnabout-is-fair-play dept.

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CWmike writes "After the hacking gang Anonymous took credit for defacing Syria's Ministry of Defense website, a Syrian group retaliated on Monday by posting gruesome photos on Anonymous' embryonic social network. The defacement of AnonPlus — the site Anonymous set up last month when it was booted off Google+ — did not include the name of the group responsible. The University of Toronto's Citizen Lab, however, credited the AnonPlus defacement to the 'Syrian Electronic Army' in a message posted to Twitter. 'In response to your hacking to the website of the Syrian Ministry of Defence, the Syrian people have decided to purify the internet of [y]our pathetic website,' the defacement read."

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Thats Gruesome? (2)

ThatsMyNick (2004126) | more than 3 years ago | (#37027702)

Has the author never been goatsed?

Re:Thats Gruesome? (2)

SharpFang (651121) | more than 3 years ago | (#37027762)

I doubt there's content gruesome enough in the entire Internet to shake the seasoned Anonymous.

Re:Thats Gruesome? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37028812)

I doubt there's content gruesome enough in the entire Internet to shake the seasoned Anonymous.

Right. There are groups on this planet who aren't like the USA.

Why do you think Assange and all is poor imitators always pick in the US? Because they won't wind up dismembered with body parts mailed back to their family.

There's NASTY people out there, and as today's Barackalypse shows, the sheltered lives of Western pussies determined to live on other people's money really ain't so sheltered.

Re:Thats Gruesome? (1)

O('_')O_Bush (1162487) | more than 3 years ago | (#37029300)

Western pussies? Westerners are some of the most violent people on earth. They are fortunate enough to have outlets through hunting and the military or otherwise large prisons to contain the culture of hostility. Sure, there are more dangerous places, but there's no place I'd rather not see an anarchy than countries with more guns than people.

Re:Thats Gruesome? (1)

Grumbleduke (789126) | more than 3 years ago | (#37030376)

Please don't confuse "Westerners" with "citizens of the United States". Some "Western" countries don't have all that many guns, and significantly lower proportions of the population in prison (which tends to be significantly more civilised) than the US. Of course, one non-US western country is currently suffering from small-scale rioting and looting, so maybe today isn't a good time to argue this point.

Re:Thats Gruesome? (1)

Canazza (1428553) | more than 3 years ago | (#37030420)

Not to mention England, who just let their violent elements run about London Suburbs

Re:Thats Gruesome? (1)

Grumbleduke (789126) | more than 3 years ago | (#37030524)

Which was what I was referring to in the final sentence... Although, interestingly, with about 600 arrests so far, and apparently all jail cells in London full, Greater London has about the same incarceration rate as the entire US.

Re:Thats Gruesome? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37030612)

Momentarily it's only one. But I think it's unfair to single out England for this. We have seen similar events in Athens, Paris and Barcelona. Hooliganism is widespread, though particularly strong in the Balkan, and singular acts of activism have recently been seen in Norway and The Netherlands,

Re:Thats Gruesome? (1)

X0563511 (793323) | more than 3 years ago | (#37032214)

Please don't confuse the hugely disproportionate population of nonviolent "offenders" in our prisons with the relatively small population that is actually violent. (yay for the "War" on Drugs! Wheee!)

Re:Thats Gruesome? (1)

O('_')O_Bush (1162487) | more than 3 years ago | (#37040306)

I'm not, some of the remarks apply to most, some apply to few. The West is a broad term and generalizations about it will always have exceptions. That being said, the U.S. *is* leader of team West, and those remarks are benchmarked to be at least true for them.

Re:Thats Gruesome? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37028876)

Anonymous then adds the 'Syrian Electronic Army' to its friends list for future pic sharing. Isn't this like currency to /b/tards? That's like Visa and Mastercard sending BitCoin corp. a bunch of cash because they're pissed at it.

Re:Thats Gruesome? (1)

bhcompy (1877290) | more than 3 years ago | (#37029076)

And he wipes his ass with his own record contract! I love this guy!

Re:Thats Gruesome? (1)

lgw (121541) | more than 3 years ago | (#37028894)

/b/ had an expression for people who would try to deface /b/: "pissing in an ocean of piss". There was a comical graphic too, of course. I'm sure the same applies here.

Re:Thats Gruesome? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37032230)

Rules 1+2 bro.

Re:Thats Gruesome? (2)

shutdown -p now (807394) | more than 3 years ago | (#37029670)

I can think of some things even then. E.g. Showing people their own entrails would likely elicit very strong reaction, even among veteran anons. And these "hackers" likely being Syrian secret police, I wouldn't completely discount such a possibility.

Re:Thats Gruesome? (2)

rtb61 (674572) | more than 3 years ago | (#37030166)

More likely they are paid off organised crime. The Syrian secret police are more likely to be involved in direct physical brutality, for personal pleasure and profit, the intellectual needs of that kind of pursuits are not very high and do not include computer skills.

In those states organised crime and secret police often include the same people at the higher levels and are tied back to the monarchical government. That monarchical government of course pretends to be what ever style of governments it wants to but basically boils down to a criminal organisation, that seeks to gain power and wealth via extortion, murder, protection rackets, looting the national treasury via corrupt dealings with equally corrupt foreign banks.

They of course keep in power and maintain the delusion of monarchy being a beneficial political system by torturing to death anyone who protests to loudly or effectively. All royalty, no matter their public relations claims, all had their basis of existence in exactly what is occurring in Syria now. Murderous psychopaths willing to kill off what ever portion of the population they need to, to feed their personal ego and lusts.

Re:Thats Gruesome? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37030848)

Showing people their own entrails..these "hackers" likely being Syrian secret police

Poor members of the Syrian secret police. It must hurt to serve. ;) That would be something different, though, in this ocean of goatse.

Re:Thats Gruesome? (1)

tehcyder (746570) | more than 3 years ago | (#37031134)

I can think of some things even then. E.g. Showing people their own entrails would likely elicit very strong reaction, even among veteran anons. And these "hackers" likely being Syrian secret police, I wouldn't completely discount such a possibility.

As a rule, by the time you're looking at your own entrails it's a bit late for much reaction. I think showing the entrails of other people that you love is what would be truly shocking, and pretty much the Syrian secret police's modus operandi.

Re:Thats Gruesome? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37033058)

They'd have to pretty freaking stupid to pull that off. Either that or far more talented than I think they are. Doing stuff like that to citizens of other countries, even when they aren't much liked by their own country, is a good way to start some serious problems internationally.

Anon would have to do a lot more than defacement to make their deaths worth getting bombed.

Not even Syrian slaughter (1)

jDeepbeep (913892) | more than 3 years ago | (#37031402)

Not even photos of the thousands of slaughtered Syrian citizens by their benevolent government would faze anon.

Re:Thats Gruesome? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37027776)

from TFA:
"The defacement of AnonPlus included grisly photographs of burned bodies and claimed that Syrian citizens and military personnel have been killed by demonstrators."

I think that's gruesomer than a goatse

Re:Thats Gruesome? (1)

P01d4 (867778) | more than 3 years ago | (#37027882)

but still nowhere near as gruesome as some of the things that get shared on /b/.

Re:Thats Gruesome? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37028602)

Whats gruesome is having to zoom out to view a web page.

Re:Thats Gruesome? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37028796)

from TFA:
"The defacement of AnonPlus included grisly photographs of burned bodies and claimed that Syrian citizens and military personnel have been killed by demonstrators."

I think that's gruesomer than a goatse

Not for Anonymous - I have NO doubt there were people FAPPING to the burned bodies.

Re:Thats Gruesome? (4, Informative)

ethan0 (746390) | more than 3 years ago | (#37028120)

attempting to deface anything of Anonymous is like pissing into an ocean. of piss.

(not to take credit for this, I do not know its origin, but it is what immediately sprang to my mind reading this)

Re:Thats Gruesome? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37030588)

Actually, the original saying is about /b/, not Anonymous. Those two entities were bound in the past but refer now to different values, in spite of similar methods.

They did it... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37027716)

... for the lolz!

With apologies to Yakov Smirnov (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37027772)

In Ba'athist Syria, government hacks Anonymous.

Re:They did it... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37028710)

Hoisted on their on petard. :)

For the second time. (2)

rbpOne (2184720) | more than 3 years ago | (#37027734)

Anonplus was defaced by some group claiming to be from syria a week or so ago.

The site got a new title: "Hacket by The Pro & SaQeR SyRia" and carried a huge picture of syrian president Bashar al-Assad.

ooo sweet (1)

JustNiz (692889) | more than 3 years ago | (#37027760)

I doubt either side want to loose their street cred, so I guess a highly public hacking tit-for-tat match is about to kick-off.

Re:ooo sweet (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37027768)

The question is, where is Syria gonna get its personal army from?

Re:ooo sweet (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37031020)

I doubt either side want to loose their street cred

Anybody who thinks they have "defaced" a bunch of Chan'ers by posting grisly pix has, by definition, already lost any street cred they allegedly had.

teaching them a lesson? (1)

kribby (964773) | more than 3 years ago | (#37027774)

coming from /b/...I don't think there's a picture out there that they won't fap to

Re:teaching them a lesson? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37029238)

If they really wanted to piss them off, they would have posted ponies.

Re:teaching them a lesson? (1)

onefineline (1981168) | more than 3 years ago | (#37030454)

lol, that would be so awesome. "OMG PONEEZ!"

orly? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37027800)

Anon hacks anon pretending to be from Syria -- Uzique

Re:orly? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37030104)

Ya rly.

The pr0 is a Syrian patriot living in Europe. He's quite pr0 as you can tell by his name.

Proof that public hacking is like pro basketball. (5, Funny)

conspirator23 (207097) | more than 3 years ago | (#37027812)

Everybody wants to dunk on the other team's basket, but nobody wants to play defense.

Re:Proof that public hacking is like pro basketbal (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37027898)

I like your comment. Please subscribe me to your magazine.

Re:Proof that public hacking is like pro basketbal (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37033004)

Everybody wants to dunk on the other team's basket, but nobody wants to play defense.

(In security,) the key to a good defense is a better offense. My basketball coach actually told me that.

Popcorn! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37027872)

This will be fun!

They sure showed them (1)

atari2600a (1892574) | more than 3 years ago | (#37027886)

They managed to temporarily deface a website of an ad-hoc networked organization, good for them.

Re:They sure showed them (2)

Xest (935314) | more than 3 years ago | (#37030392)

Well, let's pretend we're very impressed by them.

That way they can continue spending even more resources attacking non-sites which means less resources available for blowing up and shooting innocent civilians in their own towns and cities.

Oh no they DI-ENT! (2)

Rifter13 (773076) | more than 3 years ago | (#37027890)

Sorry, had to say it.

This is shaping up to be a pretty interesting hacking game. I wonder if we could get some sort of network involved to make it into a true spectator sport, and not just the barbs fired off after each round?

Re:Oh no they DI-ENT! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37028328)

well, being inside a syrian government computer is like being a type of spectator isnt it? ;]

Ahem (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37027952)

Hey you Anonymous guys. Now might be a good time to back down. Quietly. Maybe they'll let you live.

Re:Ahem (3)

tpstigers (1075021) | more than 3 years ago | (#37028148)

Seconded. I know you Anonymous kids think you're pretty hot stuff, but you're not dealing with Microsoft here. These really aren't the kind of people you want to enter into a pissing contest with.

Re:Ahem (1)

MarkvW (1037596) | more than 3 years ago | (#37028260)

Seconded. I know you Anonymous kids think you're pretty hot stuff, but you're not dealing with Microsoft here. These really aren't the kind of people you want to enter into a pissing contest with.

Why? Because they have more urine?

Re:Ahem (1)

mywhitewolf (1923488) | more than 3 years ago | (#37028362)

why should anon fear another 14 year old basement dweller?

Re:Ahem (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37028416)

Well, nobody really knows what happens to most of the victims of the Syrian secret police, the Idarat al-Mukhabarat al-Amma, or Idarat al-Amn al-Siyasi. They just "disappear" people. Many thousands by all reports over the years. Chances are they will piss on you as they beat the crap out of you, pull your teeth and fingernails out with rusty pliers and THEN piss on your grave, weather or not you are alive when they bury you.

But as I said, that's not really clear because the mass graves their victims have been buried in haven't been discovered yet.

I don't think I'd rely on distance being a factor in their ability to reach out and "touch" somebody either. Loyalty is a very complex issue completely independent of citizenship status.

But, you anonymous guys are the captain of your own ship.

Bon chance.

So? (1)

ArchieBunker (132337) | more than 3 years ago | (#37028692)

What are the secret police going to come over here and get him?

Re:So? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37028998)

Ah, glad you asked. As I mentioned in my above post loyalty is a complex issue. The Syrians are a tribal people. Worse than gangs, much worse. One word from a tribal leader loyal to the Assad regime, and yes they would "get him". Not necessarily the secret police, but likely a loyal tribe member who has immigrated to the west. If you think it is an unlikely scenario you might want to consider this:

http://www.businessinsider.com/a-syrian-tribal-leader-threatened-to-barbecue-us-ambassador-and-eat-him-with-or-without-salt-2011-7

This sort of thing has been going on for centuries. The United State's first episode dealing with Islamic tribal leaders dates back to the first Barbary War of 1801. A later example in the movie "The Wind and the Lion" was based on an actual incident, except the role of Candice Bergen, Mrs. Pendicaris, was actually a man.

Guys, you ain't kids anymore. You've stepped onto the world stage and are interacting with players that have many wide ranging and deadly capabilities. You proceed at your own peril.

Re:So? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37029412)

“Let me issue a warning. We cannot vouch for this man’s safety if he so much as sets foot on the threshold of Deir Al-Zour.” []

They didnt want him to go to their town. Nothing in that story about tracking him down (or following him across the world) and eating him.

Try a different source?

Re:So? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37031092)

Guys, you ain't kids anymore. You've stepped onto the world stage and are interacting with players that have many wide ranging and deadly capabilities. You proceed at your own peril.

I live in Kalispell, MT.
Bring It On, Haji. We're waiting for ya.

Re:So? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37032466)

Bring It On, Haji. We're waiting for ya.

You have a mouse in your pocket? Kalispell isn't your personal army either.

Re:Ahem (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37030406)

That has to be one of the most stupid comments ever.

Sure those thugs have done a lot of damage i Syria, but to say that they are a threat to anyone outside Syria is megalomania of the insane kind.

I hereby encourage Anonymous to go after Syria again and pay special attention to whatever members of the secret police they can find. Send Goatse to all members of their family and - in their names - to the family of Bashar al-Assad, the head bozo himself included. Should be a nice bloodbath if the Syrians are as stupid as they appear.

Re:Ahem (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37030126)

I know you Syrian government think you're pretty hot stuff, but you're not dealing with an army here. Anonymous really aren't the kind of people you want to enter into a pissing contest with.

There, fixed that for you

Anonplus != Anonymous (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37028422)

Anonplus is just a troll domain. The "hacks" are likely faked to increase activity to the site, seeing as they occur so often and with little repercussion, and from seemingly made up groups. https://twitter.com/#!/anonymouSabu/status/100708943524929536 [twitter.com] https://twitter.com/#!/anonymouSabu/status/100709124857274368 [twitter.com]

AnonPlusAnonymous (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37028606)

For christ sake! AnonPlus has no affiliation with anonymous. Go read Sabus twitter. He has been raging about getting tied with these assholes all day.

Gore not shocking enough (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37028800)

The Syrians ought to have posted married heterosexual sex in the missionary position for the purposes of sexual reproduction.

Re:Gore not shocking enough (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37030626)

I've seen some crazy porn in my time but this is the first I have heard of this fetish.

Earth (1)

Nefarious Wheel (628136) | more than 3 years ago | (#37028896)

The world is beginning to look more like the hacker economy of David Brin's "Earth" every day.

ED (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37029130)

I don't know how to post so that people can read it, but this is relevant:

ED's former 'Offended?' page. (not for casual viewing, NSFW)
http://web.archive.org/web/20100108120926/http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Offended

Re:ED (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37030412)

I don't know how to post so that people can read it

maybe just link the actual offended page? or are you living 5 months in the past?

AnonPlus has no relation to Google+ (0)

bannable (1605677) | more than 3 years ago | (#37029220)

AnonPlus is much, much older than Google+ and has been involved in spamming and DDoS'ing 4chan several times over the last four years. Stop posting about things this pathetic, please.

Re:AnonPlus has no relation to Google+ (2)

mwvdlee (775178) | more than 3 years ago | (#37030276)

I'm impressed by AnonPlus's ability to have been active for four years even though they only registered the domain on 16th July 2011 and have shown no indication of life before that date.
You probably meant the group "Anonymous" but... hey... it's a really difficult word and only mentioned three times in TFS; how could you have known?

Re:AnonPlus has no relation to Google+ (1)

bannable (1605677) | more than 3 years ago | (#37036676)

AnonPlus is a direct spin-off of AnonTalk. Sorry, what was that you were saying?

Re:AnonPlus has no relation to Google+ (1)

mwvdlee (775178) | more than 3 years ago | (#37040884)

AnonPlus is a social networking site, AnonTalk was a forum. I assume you understand the difference. AnonPlus started life on (or around) 16th July 2011. Whatever thing AnonPlus tried to copy obviously existed prior to AnonPlus, but was also NOT AnonPlus. Given AnonPlus's raison d'être, AnonPlus is much more a clone of Facebook than anything else. And even if it was a spin-off from AnonTalk, a spin-off does not automagically become equal it's ancestor. AnonPlus != AnonTalk.

I expect a reply statement like this: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37030172)

Dear Syrian Electronic Army,

Thank you for the gesture however we would like to raise a couple of issues: we loved those picutes and thought they made for great lulz but we only saw them when they were uploaded on /b/ because you never actually defaced anything that had anything to do with us. AnonPlus does not belong to Anonymous and never has been.

We also would like to thank you for pwning Sabu, saves us the effort while we are busy with the Syrian government. We appreciate the gesture of free loot and seek to repay you in any capacity we can.

Expect us,
Anonymous

Re:I expect a reply statement like this: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37030680)

Hey Anonymous,

My name is Syrian Electronic Army, and I hate every single one of you. All of you are fat, retarded, no-lifes who spend every second of their day looking at stupid ass pictures. You are everything bad in the world. Honestly, have any of you ever gotten any pussy? I mean, I guess it's fun making fun of people because of your own insecurities, but you all take to a whole new level. This is even worse than jerking off to pictures on facebook.

Don't be a stranger. Just hit me with your best shot. I'm pretty much perfect. I was captain of the riot team, and starter on my political repression team. What sports do you play, other than "jack off to naked drawn Japanese people"? I also get straight A's, and have a banging hot girlfriend (She just blew UP; Shit was SO cash). You are all faggots who should just kill yourselves. Thanks for listening.

Pic Related: It's me and (what's left of) my bitch

Who set up this website anyway? (1)

paziek (1329929) | more than 3 years ago | (#37030462)

Who set up this website anyway? Was it some anonymous? If so, then what nationality? Maybe he defaced it by himself? I mean... who would really register on AnonPlus? You loose your anonymity when you do, it was bullshit site to begin with, just with some simple HTML.

I am anonymous. (1)

hellop2 (1271166) | more than 3 years ago | (#37030850)

I take responsibility for this and all other hacks.

Re:I am anonymous. (1)

hellop2 (1271166) | more than 3 years ago | (#37030868)

Also, I take responsibility for 911 since no one else has.

Why, you ask? Well... that is obvious. Because there are no Krispy Kremes in Kandahar! Selfish American pig-dogs. How much longer did you think you could withhold your sugary deliciousness?

So (2)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 3 years ago | (#37031522)

The War of the Script Kiddies has begun.

Re:So (1)

Gojira Shipi-Taro (465802) | more than 3 years ago | (#37032304)

The War of the Script Kiddies has begun.

I think you meant "Begun, the Script Kiddie Wars have."

Re:So (1)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 3 years ago | (#37032594)

I actually thought about writing it this way and then decided against it - I mean what does a bunch of losers from 4chan have in common with Yoda? There's probably some more appropriate anime quote, but I'm not much into anime...

fake hack (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37031904)

nuff said..but it will cost syria cause the dweebs will retaliate even worse which is the real goal of this.

QUICK! (1)

bmacs27 (1314285) | more than 3 years ago | (#37032274)

Somebody Rickroll Bashar Al Assad!
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