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GhostShell Hackers Release Data From Exploiting NASA, FBI, ESA

Unknown Lamer posted about 2 years ago | from the infernal-script-kiddies dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "The Register is reporting that the hacking collective GhostShell has announced it has [dumped] around 1.6 million account details purloined from government, military, and industry. The [hacking] group said in a statement: 'we have prepared a juicy release of 1.6 million accounts/records from fields such as aerospace, nanotechnology, banking, law, education, government, military, all kinds of wacky companies & corporations working for the department of defense, airlines and more.'"

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Wtf slashdot??? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42248872)

Way to fuck up your site.

Kik

Is it working now? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42248876)

Or is slashdot still broken?

Re:Is it working now? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42248912)

apparently it is ( noticed thru the poll )..
plz shalshdot, be more informative about your news :
Why did they post that info?
and wtf is going on?

Re:Is it working now? (2)

aggemam (641831) | about 2 years ago | (#42248926)

Which problems were you encountering?

Re:Is it working now? (2, Informative)

azalin (67640) | about 2 years ago | (#42248952)

OT: A few minutes ago I was unable to leave the front page. All article links simply loaded the front page. Seems to be working by now.

Re:Is it working now? (0)

Threni (635302) | about 2 years ago | (#42249584)

You should see the mobile site! I have a Galaxy S3 - the fastest smartphone in the world (I think, if not then one of the fastest) and it's unusable. You try and drag-scroll the screen but your finger leaves the content behind. Every action is really slow and painful, and a lot of the functionality is missing. I've tried leaving constructive advice but you get taken to some third party focus group type webpage with generic `how do you rate your experience` type questions, and not `in your own words explain the terrible, terrible problems you're having`. I keep seeing this notification icon but instead of showing me something useful like the last few replies to comments I get a bunch of stuff from 2 months ago - as if I'd ever want that flagged in red at the top of the main page!

Re:Is it working now? (1)

SomePgmr (2021234) | about 2 years ago | (#42251987)

I know we're off topic here, but that hasn't been my experience, with an S2 skyrocket. I can scroll through it all just fine.

Works in both stock browser and dolphin, running on ics.

Re:Is it working now? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42252667)

All last night it was doing that.

Re:Is it working now? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42248954)

503. Oh noes server down for a spell get a fucking clue you dimwits

Re:Is it working now? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42249238)

Is it really appropriate to call someone a dimwit when you appear to be functionally illiterate?

Re:Is it working now? (2)

yahwotqa (817672) | about 2 years ago | (#42250779)

Miy wits only appear dim because I want them to last, instead of burning out, you insensitive clod!

Re:Is it working now? (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42249272)

Which problems were you encountering?

For a period of at least several hours, clicking on any link to a story simply loaded you back on the front page.
Mods, quit wasting your points giving -1's to people complaining about the site not working properly. The OP in this thread did not deserve to be modded as "Flamebait", give it an Offtopic if you're that pissed about it.

What's their motive? (0, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42248938)

I'm confused about what their motive is... Is it to endanger American citizens? Reveal military tactics and endanger soldier's lives? Is it to further corrupt a country that is hanging by a thread? I see no purpose to these hacks other than to gloat around anonymously and/or to endanger people.

Re:What's their motive? (0, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42248984)

The "lack of transparency kills people" is trite propaganda to keep the sheeple complacent unquestioning drones. I think these hackers are true patriots.

Re:What's their motive? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42249252)

No, you don't think.

Re:What's their motive? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42250675)

You got me... I *KNOW* these hackers are true patriots. Sorry about that.

Re:What's their motive? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42250819)

From Miriam Webster:

patriot
  noun \p-tr-t, -ät, chiefly British pa-tr-t\
Definition of PATRIOT
  : one who loves his or her country and supports its authority and interests

That doesn't sound like what these guys are doing can be defined as "patriots". Please explain how this is in the best interests of the country. Or better yet, please explain how this does anything other than steal technical data and post it online. Who benefits? What wrong is righted? How is the public better off? And please don't use some bogus idealistic explanation such as "the people are better off with more transparency!". I'm more concerned with actual concrete facts, like these people were being deluded, and now their lives are better because these documents were made public.

Re: What's their motive? (1)

Urza9814 (883915) | about 2 years ago | (#42252945)

"The duty of a true patriot is to protect his country from its government."
  - Thomas Paine ...which is exactly what is being done.

Re:What's their motive? (4, Insightful)

TapeCutter (624760) | about 2 years ago | (#42249284)

"sheeple" - If you think the government is bad now, it would be a lot worse if people who use that term had any real power.

Re:What's their motive? (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42249456)

^this^

Look its all good and all that you are 'leet' hacker. Did you scrub the data? Or did you dump it in the raw because that would entailed too much work? What I am asking is did you screw up someones life. Other than some admins who did not know about your exploits or maybe has no power to fix it? Did you notify the agencies involved (least the ones who do not throw a fit)? Or did you just dump the data out?

So you broke into NASA. Nice. They now have to take money that is already low and spend it on infrastructure instead of science. Way to go bonehead.

So you broke into FBI. Yeah, those guys react oh so well to having someone b&e. You have earned yourself a special agent whos job it is to find you and lock you up.

Or maybe you just did it because you are an ass who just wants people to look at them and pay attention to how screechy they are. Hey maybe on the other hand you would be a perfect politician. But good luck with that and "I was arrested for hacking" on your record. The 'sheeple' will see that and ignore you.

Re:What's their motive? (1)

drinkypoo (153816) | about 2 years ago | (#42249760)

Or maybe, just maybe, he's an asshole and NASA should have worked a little harder on their infrastructure. Since NASA is a military contractor, it's obviously interesting to access their data.

Re:What's their motive? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42251063)

NASA is a military contractor

so much lol

FBI jerks (1)

CHRONOSS2008 (1226498) | about 2 years ago | (#42250381)

they like to do as they want or did you forget the 49000 infractions of law they have been accused of in the past ten years including an illegal attack on my server in a nation not in the usa...
you get what you sew mister and if you go around being jerks you get it back.

Re:FBI jerks (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42252487)

It's "reap what you sow." If you're going for trite, you might as well learn how to fucking spell.

Re:What's their motive? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42249568)

Oblig Wake Up Sheeple! [xkcd.com]
Does sound like it would be a lot worse.

Re:What's their motive? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42250036)

Usually real power goes to people that are too smart to speak out their mind about what they consider sheeple.
So don't worry :P

Re:What's their motive? (1)

girlintraining (1395911) | about 2 years ago | (#42250256)

"sheeple" - If you think the government is bad now, it would be a lot worse if people who use that term had any real power.

I don't think our government's going to get any better or worse based solely on what words our elected officials use. I only say this based on over a decade in IT, where the names of everything have changed many, many times, but the problems haven't.

Re:What's their motive? (1)

kelemvor4 (1980226) | about 2 years ago | (#42250322)

"sheeple" - If you think the government is bad now, it would be a lot worse if people who use that term had any real power.

I don't think our government's going to get any better or worse based solely on what words our elected officials use. I only say this based on over a decade in IT, where the names of everything have changed many, many times, but the problems haven't.

In that case you should be well aware that they're issues, not problems. Sheesh!

Re:What's their motive? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42251939)

In that case you should be well aware that they're issues, not problems. Sheesh!

Wrong! they are not issues, they are opportunities for improvement. :p

Re:What's their motive? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42251099)

It's fair to say that those who freely throw around the word "sheeple" are unable to offer constructive criticism. This inability to think critically, or to even empathize with others who differ politically/philosophically, will inevitably lead to caricaturizing/demonizing broad swathes of the political and social landscape. When enough power is acquired, prepare your ass for acts of fascism from the very people who proclaimed to oppose it.

Re:What's their motive? (1)

tehcyder (746570) | about 2 years ago | (#42250901)

"sheeple" - If you think the government is bad now, it would be a lot worse if people who use that term had any real power.

Presumably if you're one of the Randian sheeple-using libertarians you wouldn't be able to accept a job in government without your head exploding.

Re:What's their motive? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42251209)

You are a real idiot.

Re:Fun! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42252239)

I think it's going to be funny when these whiny beaches get frog marched to the long term wing of the CH hotel.

Re:What's their motive? (3, Insightful)

ae1294 (1547521) | about 2 years ago | (#42248988)

I'm confused about what their motive is... Is it to endanger American citizens? Reveal military tactics and endanger soldier's lives? Is it to further corrupt a country that is hanging by a thread? I see no purpose to these hacks other than to gloat around anonymously and/or to endanger people.

It's all for the Lulz....

Re:What's their motive? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42250453)

That what the guy behind the hackers in federal prison will be saying too.

Fundamental nature of all intelligent beings (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42252747)

Still makes sense. The full collective creed is 'The only reason for doing anything is for teh lulz.'

In other words: after your bare necessities are provided for, all that is left is power for power's sake.

Re:What's their motive? (4, Insightful)

somersault (912633) | about 2 years ago | (#42248992)

Some men just want to watch the world burn.

Re:What's their motive? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42249210)

Exactly, what part of "anarchy" is not clear here? I wonder what it would be like to live in a world that simply relies and trusts in the goodness of your neighbors.

Re:What's their motive? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42249264)

That would be Darwin's World. Survival of the fittest.

Re:What's their motive? (1)

Marble1972 (1518251) | about 2 years ago | (#42249358)

Study ancient history and find out.

Re:What's their motive? (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42249670)

According to my 94 year old venerable grandmother we are not free anymore: there are too many laws and rules for anyone to understand what is legal and what is not.
No need go back to ancient history to find out what a civilised society with less regulation would be like, ask your +90 elders. You will learn that poverty and misery would be abundant but the peoples would be freer economically (you could trade beef for chicken with your neighbours without risking a visit from the food police) but the peer pressure fueled by the churches would reduce moral freedoms .

Re:What's their motive? (3, Interesting)

somersault (912633) | about 2 years ago | (#42250264)

The original question was

I wonder what it would be like to live in a world that simply relies and trusts in the goodness of your neighbors.

I don't think that existed 100 years ago. I don't think that exists anywhere. Not in our society, nor in the animal world. Anything that trusts too much gets wiped out sooner or later.

100 years ago the world may have been more free economically, but issues of race and gender were a lot worse than what we have in most of today's supposedly "civilised" society.

Re:What's their motive? (1)

Pubstar (2525396) | about 2 years ago | (#42252931)

What about hippie communes?

Re:What's their motive? (1)

Quiet_Desperation (858215) | about 2 years ago | (#42250825)

Ooo, yeah, lets go back to the era of polio, typhoid and smallpox! People forget about stuff like that.

ask your +90 elders.

I did that once. She muttered something about not having "all them uppity coloreds" and "a good woman knew her place."

Now get back to your factory shift, kid, or it's the coal mine for you! You fail that, and it's medical experiments for the lot of you.

(QD cuffs AC up side the head)

Re:What's their motive? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42251247)

She would be completely correct.

Delivery is horrible but information is spot on. [youtube.com]

Re:What's their motive? (1)

kelemvor4 (1980226) | about 2 years ago | (#42250335)

Exactly, what part of "anarchy" is not clear here? I wonder what it would be like to live in a world that simply relies and trusts in the goodness of your neighbors.

Ask your parents what it was like.

Re:What's their motive? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42250883)

No country or nation in the world exists like that. One could imply that the countries or people who relied on the trust and goodness of their neighbors were wiped out by their neighbors.

Re:All The Things (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42249586)

All The Things

Re:What's their motive? (1)

c0lo (1497653) | about 2 years ago | (#42249748)

Some men just want to watch the world burn.

Sexist and discriminatory.

(grin)

Re:What's their motive? (1)

gmuslera (3436) | about 2 years ago | (#42250731)

Maybe with this some anonymous person could show up a bit more of US dirty laundry without going to a martial court or being suicidal in practical terms. It should not be needed, but unfortunately is.

Re:What's their motive? (2)

khallow (566160) | about 2 years ago | (#42251111)

Is it to further corrupt a country that is hanging by a thread?

I'd have to say this part is probably not correct. Corruption tends to lead to things like lax security and other cases of not doing the job. While this attack probably doesn't have much effect, I'd rather these guys be trying out the security rather than someone with more sinister motives. And maybe that embarrassment will get someone to do their job.

Re:What's their motive? (1)

Johann Lau (1040920) | about 2 years ago | (#42253099)

Endangering those that endanger American citizens on a real big scale is technically "endangering American citizens"... maybe shove your wordplay/sophistry up your as and see if that helps you understand this at all.

Okay, but why? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42249010)

Can't I just look up their emails on their web page or their business card? *lookspuzzled*

is nasa developing a bot net? (0)

jehan60188 (2535020) | about 2 years ago | (#42249044)

https://privatepaste.com/17c37f360e [privatepaste.com]

"Try to determine if this is a person or a computer responding.","54041e7f42c444ce65298f70581d9b52""

what are those letters/numbers after every sentence?

Re:is nasa developing a bot net? (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42249116)

That's just part of the line whole line is:

"1","2004-08-11 17:43:14","595","thing of ","Try to determine if this is a person or a computer responding.","54041e7f42c444ce65298f70581d9b52"

The corresponding items are:

bot,enteredtime,id,input,response,uid

It's a database dump.

Re:is nasa developing a bot net? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42249134)

obviously a message digest hash value

Re:is nasa developing a bot net? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42249144)

No, nasa is not developing a bot net. They are not hacking collecting either.

Re:is nasa developing a bot net? (1)

Dr_Barnowl (709838) | about 2 years ago | (#42249722)

They are MD5 hashes.

Re:is nasa developing a bot net? (1)

kelemvor4 (1980226) | about 2 years ago | (#42250347)

https://privatepaste.com/17c37f360e [privatepaste.com]

"Try to determine if this is a person or a computer responding.","54041e7f42c444ce65298f70581d9b52""

what are those letters/numbers after every sentence?

Nasa's been trying to decode the language of the martians for a few years and that's as close as they've come to succeeding.

Re:is nasa developing a bot net? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42251877)

Nasa's been trying to decode the language of the martians for a few years and that's as close as they've come to succeeding.

$ echo 'gelsac' | md5
f32615abb30ce15893504663d91cb1d6

Nope, not yet.

The NSA? Hehehe, okay. (4, Interesting)

girlintraining (1395911) | about 2 years ago | (#42249228)

Yeah, they have the password for the usernames of their website. You know, the one that has only public information. Wow, I'm so impressed. In other news, government and private-sector agencies use passwords to prevent people from randomly updating their public websites, which contain no sensitive or terribly interesting information. It's like saying I hacked the whitehouse because I was able to get into the e-mail account of one of the assistant junior staffer's intern's. woo, look at me! :\

Also, Protip: Don't embarass one of the few agencies in the world with the resources and inclination to track you down (ie, the NSA). They basically built a whole second internet to track all the traffic on the first internet, and then built a giant super data warehouse to warehouse all the other warehouses. Not exactly the kind of people who's cheerios you want to piss in.

Re:The NSA? Hehehe, okay. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42249290)

Yeah, they have the password for the usernames of their website. You know, the one that has only public information. Wow, I'm so impressed. In other news, government and private-sector agencies use passwords to prevent people from randomly updating their public websites, which contain no sensitive or terribly interesting information. It's like saying I hacked the whitehouse because I was able to get into the e-mail account of one of the assistant junior staffer's intern's. woo, look at me! :\

Also, Protip: Don't embarass one of the few agencies in the world with the resources and inclination to track you down (ie, the NSA). They basically built a whole second internet to track all the traffic on the first internet, and then built a giant super data warehouse to warehouse all the other warehouses. Not exactly the kind of people who's cheerios you want to piss in.

I tough Cheerios was ment to be pissed in? Aren't they? Then im in big trouble...

Re:The NSA? Hehehe, okay. (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42249354)

I tough Cheerios was ment to be pissed in? Aren't they? Then im in big trouble...

No, you're thinking of urinal cakes. People often get those mixed up, due to their similar flavour.

Re:The NSA? Hehehe, okay. (2)

tehcyder (746570) | about 2 years ago | (#42251021)

I tough Cheerios was ment to be pissed in? Aren't they? Then im in big trouble...

No, you're thinking of urinal cakes. People often get those mixed up, due to their similar flavour.

I find that a bit insulting to urinal cakes.

Re:The NSA? Hehehe, okay. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42249300)

You know, even at the NSA there's probably people using the same password on several accounts.

Re:The NSA? Hehehe, okay. (1)

IceNinjaNine (2026774) | about 2 years ago | (#42249814)

You know, even at the NSA there's probably people using the same password on several accounts.

I would be very surprised if the NSA didn't use dual factor authentication. Hell, my ex-wife was an engineer for Sun Microsystems and wherever they went they had an "Enigma Card" (secure token device). I would hope if Sun/Oracle is doing it (love it when they call them "snorkle" now) one would hope that agencies like the NSA is doing it.

oracles been hacked (1)

CHRONOSS2008 (1226498) | about 2 years ago | (#42250421)

soit aint a good sign and that was after suns acquisition
so give us more bullshit will ya

Re:The NSA? Hehehe, okay. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42250941)

how about retinal scans, which is likely what the use amongst many other state of the art

Re:The NSA? Hehehe, okay. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42253061)

Oh, you said "retinal". My bad.

Re:The NSA? Hehehe, okay. (4, Insightful)

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) | about 2 years ago | (#42249392)

Also, Protip: Don't embarass one of the few agencies in the world with the resources and inclination to track you down (ie, the NSA). They basically built a whole second internet to track all the traffic on the first internet, and then built a giant super data warehouse to warehouse all the other warehouses. Not exactly the kind of people who's cheerios you want to piss in.

I'm happy someone is doing it. The day no one is willing to tweek the nose of power is the day the human race stops being human.

Re:The NSA? Hehehe, okay. (2)

AmiMoJo (196126) | about 2 years ago | (#42249478)

It's significant because many people use the same password for multiple sites, so access to a relatively "harmless" database like this one will inevitably open up access to more sensitive stuff.

To take your example of the assistant junior staffer's intern's email access there was once a company called Media Defender. A group called Media Defender Defender got into one of their staff's personal Gmail accounts, which he had stupidly copied all his work email to automatically for years. The company was blown wide open and exposed as fraudulent.

If these guys were not too dumb they could have done this untracably, but unfortunately for them they probably are too dumb...

Re:The NSA? Hehehe, okay. (2)

girlintraining (1395911) | about 2 years ago | (#42249912)

It's significant because many people use the same password for multiple sites, so access to a relatively "harmless" database like this one will inevitably open up access to more sensitive stuff.

That still doesn't solve that pesky problem of their being no connection to the outside world. You can't hack the Gibson if there are no incoming lines. -_- I could give you the root password to my computer and it would do you zero good because there's no way to make a connection to my computer: You couldn't even get past the crappy wifi router. I would expect the NSA's super top secret networks would be at least as secure as my $15 linksys router in this regard.

Re:The NSA? Hehehe, okay. (4, Insightful)

Threni (635302) | about 2 years ago | (#42249554)

Who mentioned the NSA? Apart from you, I mean?

Re:The NSA? Hehehe, okay. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42250575)

Yup, no NSA, mentioned anywhere.

Just another group of idiots who don't know what they're doing. I'll explain, maybe they'll read this and understand.

They're eroding public confidence in those space agencies, which makes it harder to get funding later on. It's only a drop in the bucket, but all these attacks, regardless how harmless, will still cause long term damage.

For the FBI, same thing applies. Society today works well, because people trust the police to do it's job. Therefor, you follow the laws, others follow the laws too, and we don't have anarchy, or random killings because people try to do justice themselves. The USA in particular is going through a bad period at the moment, with cameras on street corners, cops brutalizing people filming them and so on, this episode, just make things worse.

If they really wanted to show off, they could have hit some newspapers email server and showed everyone how news is "made", or the MPAA so we can all understand how their piracy damages are calculated, and so on.

Re:The NSA? Hehehe, okay. (1)

tehcyder (746570) | about 2 years ago | (#42251055)

No one. NASA was mentioned by name, together with the Pentagon and FBI. I assume NSA was whatever the reading equivalent of a typo is for NASA.

Re:The NSA? Hehehe, okay. (1)

girlintraining (1395911) | about 2 years ago | (#42252067)

Who mentioned the NSA? Apart from you, I mean?

Ah yes Vanna, I'd like to buy a vowel please? Another 'A'.

Re:The NSA? Hehehe, okay. (0)

Guppy06 (410832) | about 2 years ago | (#42250040)

Yeah, they have the password for the usernames of their website. You know, the one that has only public information.

One of the roles of the NSA is to help US entities implement proper defensive security measures. When your job is to tell others how to secure their websites, it's a black eye when your own is found insecure.

Don't embarass one of the few agencies in the world with the resources and inclination to track you down (ie, the NSA)

Unless they also have a flux capacitor, they still can't un-publish this information. Regardless of how angry they are, the damage is done, hence the need for information assurance to begin with.

All in all, not an efficient use of tax dollars.

We better get... (2)

Deus.1.01 (946808) | about 2 years ago | (#42249288)

...section 9 on the case.

Hmmm... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42249306)

I'm sure this will really encourage governments to keep the internet open.

Re:Hmmm... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42249338)

What if these are secretly state sponsored attacks designed to end freedom?

Re:Hmmm... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42249422)

http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3s56kr/

mo@d down (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42249588)

quarreled on be treated 3y your

The Register (1)

Xacid (560407) | about 2 years ago | (#42250074)

Are they even a real site? No, really.

Just by quickly looking at what's on their site I can't tell if they want to be taken seriously or not.

Headlines?
"App designed for safe sending of naughty selfies is rife with risks. Teenager subtitles: App makes selfies safe BLAH BLAH BLAH "
"Data cops seek 'urgent clarification' on new Facebook advertiser plans. We advertise to you next to your own content ... bitch "

Re:The Register (1)

ledow (319597) | about 2 years ago | (#42250333)

You've never heard of The Reg? Come on, you're joking right?!

They are a site that hosts both satirical, comic and serious articles on a range of IT topics. Home of things like the BOFH and Verity Stob "funnies", tongue-in-cheek-but-serious projects (like sending a Playmobil toy figure into space using some of the latest IT kit), and serious editorial on IT news.

In good British tradition, even the most serious of IT events is reported with humour, to lessen the blow and provide a bit of humanity, and there's a lot of mocking of others (everything from satirising newspaper headlines of IT related news events to absolute piss-takes of, say, Apple announcements of why their maps don't work). And perhaps 99% of the entertainment is actually in the comments, not the article.

Think "what Slashdot should have always been", and make it a little more British (i.e. we can happily take the piss out of our own "commentards" - as they call them - and they'll take it in good humour).

Re:The Register (2)

x3CDA84B (2592699) | about 2 years ago | (#42250629)

I think that's what The Register used to be. I stopped reading it years ago when it became impossible to tell if they were reporting actual news in a comical way, or completely fabricating a particular story.

Re:The Register (1)

Xacid (560407) | about 2 years ago | (#42251967)

Yeah...it's that blending of the two types of "reporting" that threw me off. At least w/ the onion I know where I stand. With this group...I have no clue what they're after or who their audience even is. It feels like those well crafted spam emails that are almost coherent but just not quite.

Re:The Register (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42250667)

"commentards", kind of ableist bullshit, splash damage to those with obvious, and uncontrollable, differences from the average population. They can keep their register there, and if anyone thinks slashdot should start using such slurs then by all means fuck off to that site.

Re:The Register (1)

tehcyder (746570) | about 2 years ago | (#42251131)

Wow, you are possibly the most humourless person on slashdot. Good work fella, you've got some stiff competition.

Re:The Register (1)

Xacid (560407) | about 2 years ago | (#42251951)

You're supposed to post as AC if you're going to belittle someone while avoiding answering a question. Don't you know the rules here?

This is what I see... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42250561)

If they are lucky.

Someone is going to prison...la la la la la la
Someone is going to prison...la la la la la la

If you are going to hack an agency that "will" find you (it may take some time but they will) then you deserve what you get for blurting it out to the world. Yes, computer networks have holes and exploits. Yes, even the most "secure" can be gotten into some way, some how, but throwing it in the face of a semi-secret organization that can make you disappear is just foolish.

Moronic Morons (1)

zakeria (1031430) | about 2 years ago | (#42250753)

nuf said

you cant hack (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42250849)

sql injection attacks is not hacking....pathetic.

Re:you cant hack (2)

Impy the Impiuos Imp (442658) | about 2 years ago | (#42251165)

It only seems that way now, now that everybody knows about it.

NASA, FBI, ESA (1)

Dunge (922521) | about 2 years ago | (#42250953)

If even them are not protected enough, how can we trust them with our own security?

Re:NASA, FBI, ESA (1)

nedlohs (1335013) | about 2 years ago | (#42251143)

You don't. You trust (well the idea anyway) one of them to mainly investigate crimes after the fact and the other two to do various things related to reseach and exploration of deep space and aerospace.

WARNING: The spook agencies are... (1)

3seas (184403) | about 2 years ago | (#42251469)

.... watching your posts on slashdot for clues and tips....

Sophisticated not, Government phishing attempt (3, Informative)

sebo2000 (2764273) | about 2 years ago | (#42252407)

This is nothing more then Gov phishing attempt. I spent about 4 hours and went through most of the data, spotted few people I know, they have never had accounts on servers as those dumps claimed, I told them their “passwords” they had no clue what I was talking about, there was no wow how did you know! Reaction. Tried about 5000 user/password attempts none of them worked. Text strings from most of the Nasa/gov/contractors are public, you can google them. This whole crap of data looks like giant text scraping in attempt to generate legitimate looking “hacked” data. This was posted yesterday today noting works: http://pastebin.com/RdC0LZqW [pastebin.com] And those “super hackers” xl3gi0n have even they own facebook page please who buys this?? Another one post same dump GrenXparta_Hacker Just an example Todays dump http://pastebin.com/RdC0LZqW [pastebin.com] has following hash: MGHkLGt3ZQExBGZ2ZGt2MwD2ZmZ5LGSvZ2H5A2H0LzR= Quick search for this hash shows it showed up Sep 12 2012 on some Russian page: http://forum.insidepro.com/viewtopic.php?t=17101&sid=962d5d41e1b8225c223283ab91908b66 [insidepro.com] Some guy asks in Russian security forum what that hash is and someone says that it looks like SHA-256, but it misses / + so it is not. Or search for this: AGL2ZmEuL2HmAJL1AmVmMwVkLJRkAGL5BGtkZ2EyZTL= Every single one of those hashes is searchable on the net, most of them (from today) are from http://www.itpints.com/?sources%5B%5D=Twitter&q=Alexis%20Wright [itpints.com] What is this? Real time search engine that generates hashes the same as in “leaked” docs claiming to be passwords? It screams FAKE. There is probably quite a few hashes\hot spots included that government is monitoring and checks who searches for what, also they will phish all the idiots that will share their work related data with “anonymous” install pin point them malware on their PC and monitor them further. At list what I would do :)

What will it get us... (1)

hesaigo999ca (786966) | about 2 years ago | (#42252729)

I guess this could also just be the chinese under mask, trying to expose the ongoings to seed more mistrust and win at the cyber war they are wagering...
Please replace chinese with your favorite cyber-advanced anti-US country....

Re:What will it get us... (1)

sebo2000 (2764273) | about 2 years ago | (#42252935)

This is US trying to scare citizen, so they can apply full monitoring measures on the internet. Continuation of war on terror. Data that is posted has no value but regular fools do not see it, they think someone is attacking us, and we need more internet laws and control.

Like i have the time (1)

Stan92057 (737634) | about 2 years ago | (#42253047)

Like i have the time to read through 1.6 million personal accounts. Just like i didn't have the time to look at all the personal images stolen from Facebook a while back. Get a life and do something that doesn't screw up innocents life's.
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