The "shut down the internet" plan never came from anonymous. The problem with anonymous, is that anybody can claim to be them. That specific plan never came from any official anonymous source though, and the official source denied the plan.
I'm a little annoyed with the last line of the article, "These DDoS attacks have also infiltrated Chinese government websites as well," specifically the word "infiltrated." Either this is a case of trying to sensationalize an internet traffic jam, or the author needs to review what a DDoS actually is.
Why do we have to keep seeing these "news" posts here? Some idiots with too much free time on their hands announcing "threats" against the internet every week isn't news. How about waiting until something actually happens before considering it news worthy enough to post?
[citation][nom]antilycus[/nom]This is how easy to is to stop DDOS. Put those few lines of code into your router (pending which version you have, syntax changes) and DDOS goes out the window.Sub xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx for LAN IP router addr#port 22 (telnet ssh?)iptables -I FORWARD -p tcp -d xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx --dport 22 -j DROPiptables -I FORWARD -p tcp -d xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx --dport 22 -j ACCEPTiptables -I FORWARD -p tcp --dport 22 -m state --state NEW -m limit --limit 5/min -j ACCEPTiptables -I FORWARD -p tcp --dport 22 -m state --state RELATED,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT#port 23 (telnet non ssh)iptables -I FORWARD -p tcp -d xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx --dport 23 -j DROPiptables -I FORWARD -p tcp --dport 23 -m state --state NEW -m limit --limit 5/min -j ACCEPTiptables -I FORWARD -p tcp --dport 23 -m state --state RELATED,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT[/citation]
Lol, if it were really that simple, do you think massive corporations and government organizations would be having these problems? The real problem is that DDOS attacks aren't the real attacks in most anonymous threats, but instead merely decoys while they data-mine whoever is caught off guard.
Two wrongs don't make a right. Anonymous are a bunch of self righteous tools that think they can declare what is acceptable and what's not. If they had any real conviction I'm sure they could think of other ways to voice their opinions. But no...if they are upset by something their response is always the same: DDoS.
Waahh McDonalds sells unhealthy burgers - DDoS.
Waahh my government who pays me to sit at home unemployed and play with 'h4ck3r' software did something I think is bad - DDoS.
Waahh this government service hasn't offended me yet but I've found a vulnerability in their security system - DDoS.