At midnight Pacific time Anonymous defaces the website of U.S. federal sentencing ussc.gov They claim mysterious code-based “warheads,” named for each of the Supreme Court Justices, are about to be deployed.
Anonymous talks of planting “multiple warheads” on “compromised systems” on various unnamed websites, and encourages members to download a given file from ussc.gov that is “primed, armed and quietly distributed to numerous mirrors.” It has given the warhead “launch” the name of “Operation Last Resort,” the text said:
” There has been a lot of fuss recently in the technological media regarding such operations as Red October, the widespread use of vulnerable browsers and the availability of zero-day exploits for these browsers and their plugins. None of this comes of course as any surprise to us, but it is perhaps good that those within the information security industry are making the extent of these threats more widely understood.
Still, there is nothing quite as educational as a well-conducted demonstration…
Through this websites and various others that will remain unnamed, we have been conducting our own infiltration. We did not restrict ourselves like the FBI to one high-profile compromise. We are far more ambitious, and far more capable. Over the last two weeks we have wound down this operation, removed all traces of leakware from the compromised systems, and taken down the injection apparatus used to detect and exploit vulnerable machines.
We have enough fissile material for multiple warheads. Today we are launching the first of these. Operation Last Resort has begun…”
They further say:
“The contents are various and we won’t ruin the speculation by revealing them. Suffice it to say, everyone has secrets, and some things are not meant to be public. At a regular interval commencing today, we will choose one media outlet and supply them with heavily redacted partial contents of the file. Any media outlets wishing to be eligible for this program must include within their reporting a means of secure communications.
We have not taken this action lightly, nor without consideration of the possible consequences. Should we be forced to reveal the trigger-key to this warhead, we understand that there will be collateral damage. We appreciate that many who work within the justice system believe in those principles that it has lost, corrupted, or abandoned, that they do not bear the full responsibility for the damages caused by their occupation.
It is our hope that this warhead need never be detonated.”
They also released a video which says what it is all about, watch it before YouTube takes it down.
Indian Government has decided not to take any telecom equipment from foreign companies, like ZTE, Huawei,Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks, Alcatel Lucent and others.
This includes the 3.8 billion USD ,NOFN project (National Optical Fiber Network) by DoT (Department of Telecom). The NOFN project would have brought high-speed internet even to the rural parts of the country. This project is to be done along with BSNL and MTNL.
Government now says that,it will go 100% domestic sourcing on equipment. The companies they selected are Tejas Networks, Prithvi Infosystems, Center for Development of Telematics (C-DoT), VMC Systems, Sai Systems, United Telecoms, and SM Creative.
Indian Government has decided to censor the Internet. They will be monitoring your Facebook , Twitter, YouTube Videos and blog posts. And they will remove anything that they find objectionable. I wonder what will they find objectionable ? As far as my knowledge goes you are not allowed to post any objectionable contain on social network by the social networking company itself, and if you post your contain will be removed by the concerned social network. I am sure you have seen YouTube videos being pulled down by YouTube as it was objectionable, no Government of any country had to ask YouTube or Google to do so, they did it themselves.
So, what is our Government trying to block? And what will they think as objectionable? If some activist opens a Facebook Page and share contents about the injustice done by Government bodies, or perhaps a blog post asking for justice about some on going case, or may be a tweet where a person share his/her thoughts about some Government policies.
Who knows what Government will be planning to do next? May be they will create a nation on ban on social media. (Yes Government can do that , they can ask all the ISP in the country to block specific sites and all the ISP will have to follow) Some of you guys may think that wont be a problem as you will use proxy or VPN but Government can block that too. If you don,t believe check this how China blocks VPN.
I have always thought that Internet as Freedom, as this is the only medium where people can share their views with other people and exchange views, to me freedom on the internet is freedom of speech and expression. But I don’t think that we will be able to do so in the coming days if the Government goes on censoring. May be this post will be censored too, so share this post and comment your views before it happens.
Posting “I Have a Dream” in defiance of copyright law.
One year ago today marked the historic defeat of internet censorship bills SOPA and PIPA. If the bill was passed today you could have landed in jail for sharing this video, and an entire website could have been taken offline by the Government if it linked the video. So lets celebrate the defeat of SOPA and PIPA by sharing this video.
Recently Anonymous hacked the M IT website in tribute to Aaron Swartz. On Sunday (US time) the websites of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, cogen.mit.edu and rledev.mit.edu was hacked to display a defaced page with a message from Anonymous.
Anonymous also posted the message in Pastebin (Now probably removed from Pastebin). Which says,
“Whether or not the government contributed to his suicide, the government’s prosecution of Swartz was a grotesque miscarriage online casino of justice, a distorted and perverse shadow of the justice that Aaron died fighting for – freeing the publicly-funded scientific literature from a publishing system that makes it inaccessible to most of those who paid for it – enabling the collective betterment of the world through the facilitation of sharing – an ideal that we should all support,”
There is an upcoming documentary about The Pirate Ba, TPB AFK. Which shows about the life of the founder of the worlds most popular torrent tracker.
And if you have been wondering what does TPB AFK stands for, it means The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard, watch the official trailer below.
AA line that I liked from their website “Coming soon to a hard drive near you!” That’s classic they knew that people will download the movie from torrent! Although this is a free movie, you can pre-order the movie for $10.
BitTorrent recently released a alpha version of in browser torrent client named Surf. It will let you download torrent directly from the browser with the help of plugin. The company saya the plugin for Firefox is on its way. Till then if you want to play with the Google Chrome version of the plugin you can get it from Google Web Store here