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Anonymous takes down Mexican gov websites

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Jan 2012 21:47 User comments (13)

Anonymous takes down Mexican gov websites The hacktivist group Anonymous had turned its sights on the Mexican government.
Earlier in the week, the group took down sites belonging to the Interior Ministry, the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies. Most of the sites remained down for at least a small portion of the day on Friday.

The attacks are in protest of the proposed bill that will bring file-sharing fines to over $100,000 (1 million pesos). "We demand the Mexican government not continue with this law because they will take away our freedom of speech and file sharing," read an Anonymous statement. The proposal has been dubbed the Mexican version of SOPA.

In the U.S., the SOPA/PIPA bills have been shelved indefinitely, but Mexicans may not be so lucky.

The politician behind the bill, Frederico Doring, took to Twitter to deride the actions. Doring says Anonymous has the right to protest his proposal but not attack websites.

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13 user comments

130.1.2012 2:01
llongtheD
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Well it's happening all over isn't it? When politicians can be bought, here or elsewhere, laws can be "introduced" in the interests of the sponsor. Nothing new to see here, and I doubt you'll get much of an uprising from the Mexican population. Few have a reliable internet connection, and even fewer will speak up where law enforcement is entrepreneurial at best. If you want to hear what Felipe Calderón has to say, just ask his U.S. handlers. I didn't say Felipe was a U.S. puppet did I? If I did that was unintentional.

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If your fish seems sick, put it back in the water.

230.1.2012 4:22

I could suggest a few sites over here!

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330.1.2012 6:24

Anonymous has been pretty busy this week. They also took down the UFC website and had a nice back and forth twitter saga with Dana White.


No time for Leap frog!!!

430.1.2012 9:48

I dont blame Anonymous,But I wonder if it just makes things harder when they start Pi#@ing off governments?I do agree they need to be got,and I dont know of anyone who has the money to compete with the U.S. gov.Seems most countries will bow to the U.S. demands.For fear of the money being cut off!This is my opinion only.?.?

530.1.2012 11:35
titobronx
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They took down the Mexican Gov wesites but were afraid of going after the Mexican Cartels.

630.1.2012 12:16

Originally posted by neil2047:
what do you think?
I think you have a valid & strong point, but it has little to do with Anonymous or their attack on the Mexican web site, nor is this a politico forum; I.e., Rule #15, when you signed up. The moderators are kinda picky about this stuff so stay on target.

Originally posted by titobronx:
They took down the Mexican Gov wesites but were afraid of going after the Mexican Cartels.
They did, LINK... but Anon seems to know how to play politics better than the politicians do & the Cartel may be a little bit smarter than most give them credit.

What's more, we still don't know (from the article) what the hell the bill/law is named stripping the rights of citizens in Mexico; that obviously got passed us all. Plus, ACTA also managed to get as easily passed as piss through a screened window through Europe without the rest of us noticing.

Now isn't that great? One step forward with SOPA/PIPA, but two steps back with the rest of this shite. We've all taken our eye off the ball folks.
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730.1.2012 13:42

So......the Mexican government allows rampant bribery, no regulation of any municipalities, extortion, corruption and yet they crack down on THIS??

Bad Mexicanos Baaaad!!

They are only complying with this in order to get on the good side of the U.S. regarding immigration and the building of border walls.

Screw that!!!

831.1.2012 3:56

Originally posted by titobronx:
They took down the Mexican Gov wesites but were afraid of going after the Mexican Cartels.
Because they know the cartels will find and grab them and also rip their head off and put it up as a video on youtube for the rest of them to look at.

And have a big party about it and have a great laugh.

Should take a look at one of their videos which shows a guy tied up up side down alive, who gets castrated and has his head skinned then chopped off and then all the limbs hacked off all the while the rest of the guys are taking photos and having a great laugh, and have a radio playing a song about go go los zetas you are gods etc.

DDoSing a few sites means nothing really.

They currently Dosed some US sites but overall nothing really happened because the sites have hosting proxies all over the world making it really hard to DoS those sites, so the DoSed Brazilian sites like that's going to change the US governments thinking.

Even the UFC boss won't be fazed because it's only net stuff, he deals with real life fighting, he'd only have a laugh at them and say hey lets do up a fight card up with you guys and some of our guys.

You can DoS the site but it'll be straight back up once it's over and done with and they seem to only DoS a site for about half an hour from what I can tell, so it's nothing major.

That wouldn't even faze an IT system op.

You need to DoS a site for 6 months straight but anonymous couldn't do that as they only rely on home connections to do it with, people get fed up wasting bandwidth on useless stuff.

Anonymous used up all their trump cards on UFC a DoS and some DOX which have been proven to be wrong anyway.

All on a guy who deals in the real world, those 2 things wouldn't scare him anyway.

931.1.2012 11:00

Originally posted by xtago:
Because they know the cartels will find and grab them and also rip their head off and put it up as a video on youtube for the rest of them to look at.

And have a big party about it and have a great laugh.

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DDoSing a few sites means nothing really.
Your blood lust & virtual religious allegory for the drug cartel is a bit scary, much less slanted. Read the link I posted. They're not super human & ruling with an iron fist will only bring the hell they serve with back on them 10 fold. History has proven that time & again.

And no, not by the US or some smarmy government judicial system that you may want to throw in my face. It'll probably be some young 'upstart' playing big nuts as this cartel ages or becomes complacent. Or starts thinking they can handle smoking the shite they're selling. It's a historical fact. They are their own worst enemy. That's why you never see old men in the drug trade (sans , Pfizer, Bayer...). So stop the anti-hero worship.

As for DOS attacks, that's all Anonymous has at the moment. Not to mention the fact prisons will only hold so many people. As with any revolution (if you will) it takes a collective. Your idea of the one man army "Swordfish"ing his way through government servers with his own $80 million & causing mayhem is great for Hollywood scripts & Rambo movies.

The FBI still incorporates multiple MIT graduates to chase down single hackers & 'individuals' in combat are used to draw fire. "It takes a village" wasn't coined for a bumper sticker, so whether you like it or not, no one can do everything on their own. It is a physical impossibility.

Until Anonymous has another plan of attack, the actual science/technology for undetectable political figurehead or particular point of interest to hold an attack on, that will rally the 'world' around them (instead of pureeing the whole 7 course meal in one blender), it will render them as useless as the hippies camping out with the rest of the 99%-ers with no demands. So it's not the DOS attacks you need complain about, it's what they do once they're "IN".

Always approach your problems with some kind of solution. Good or bad.

101.2.2012 10:31

Originally posted by nbfreak2:
I dont blame Anonymous,But I wonder if it just makes things harder when they start Pi#@ing off governments?I do agree they need to be got,and I dont know of anyone who has the money to compete with the U.S. gov.Seems most countries will bow to the U.S. demands.For fear of the money being cut off!This is my opinion only.?.?
which would lead to the immediate downfall of the US if these Bought off nations decided to blockade Goods to America. Americans are not self relent everything comes from another country...even are weapons.

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111.2.2012 16:46

Originally posted by DXR88:
which would lead to the immediate downfall of the US if these Bought off nations decided to blockade Goods to America. Americans are not self relent everything comes from another country...even are weapons.
I don't know that I agree with your assessment. Other than the actual production of components; design, research & development is still done here in the US. Some ores & certain precious metals are obviously mined elsewhere, but those companies seem to deal on a first come - first serve basis & less on a political saber rattling.

National economic stability & keeping one's wealth in healthy tone is what keeps the hierarchy's ass pulling at the $14,000 leather office chair. So loaning money to one another's countries do you can cross each others boarders & not tax the trade (and whatever) bury the hookers properly is all part of politics.

When everyone owes you more than you owe them... How you play politics is when they'll behave & do it your way or turn around & try to bite your ass.
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121.2.2012 21:15

Originally posted by LordRuss:
Originally posted by DXR88:
which would lead to the immediate downfall of the US if these Bought off nations decided to blockade Goods to America. Americans are not self relent everything comes from another country...even are weapons.
I don't know that I agree with your assessment. Other than the actual production of components; design, research & development is still done here in the US. Some ores & certain precious metals are obviously mined elsewhere, but those companies seem to deal on a first come - first serve basis & less on a political saber rattling.

National economic stability & keeping one's wealth in healthy tone is what keeps the hierarchy's ass pulling at the $14,000 leather office chair. So loaning money to one another's countries do you can cross each others boarders & not tax the trade (and whatever) bury the hookers properly is all part of politics.

When everyone owes you more than you owe them... How you play politics is when they'll behave & do it your way or turn around & try to bite your ass.
all the blue prints, planning and research in the world wont do you any good if you cant acquire the proper materials to make the final product.

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133.2.2012 11:44

Originally posted by DXR88:
all the blue prints, planning and research in the world wont do you any good if you cant acquire the proper materials to make the final product.
Well, yeah, but I mean within reason, what would it take to relocate a factory? Most arguments within the walls of these forums seem to echo of labor costs. I would assume that is the greatest repugnant reason that most items aren't made here in the US.

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