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Hacktivist collective Anonymous and - unusually - some of its enemies have all turned their ire against government websites, propaganda outlets and social media profiles linked to the North Korean regime. DDoS attacks were launched on Nork government websites and Air Koryo, the country's airline, after North Korea threatened to …

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What so you mean...

*Both* the people in N Korea who are allowed to see the internet may be inconvenienced.?

Wow.

So much pointlessness, so little time...

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Re: What so you mean...

What doesn't kill you will make you stronger.

Anonymous has made so many targets stronger.

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Anonymous Coward

That's nothing

Pshaw! Anon managed to cut off N. Korea's Internet access? That's nothing. I've singlehandedly hacked their climate controls and shut off the heat to the entire country!

<evil laugh>

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" That's nothing. I've singlehandedly hacked their climate controls and shut off the heat to the entire country!"

You are bloody hopeless - you missed and got the U.K.instead.

'kin 'friendly fire'! It's Cold!

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Great...

That's just what we need a bunch of self elected "hacktivists" trying to prove how great they are by DDOSing an entire country. Particularly when that country is seriously unstable and possibly run by someone nutty enough to try to use their nuclear weapons.

This really is a situation where you need to keep well away and let the professionals deal with it.

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Re: Great...

" try to use their nuclear weapons"

Do they have any functional ones?

Are they even weaponized?

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Re: Great...

The original Trinity 'gadget' was smaller than a conventional daisy cutter. By convention, it wasn't a deployable 'weapon'. But really all that was needed more was essentially a long fuse, a casing, and a good boot out the bomb-bay door.

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Re: Great...

I'd say the three confirmed nuclear weapons tests they have conducted pretty much guarantee that they have nuclear weapons. Whether they are deployable on their rockets is another question...

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Re: Great...

"That's just what we need a bunch of self elected "hacktivists" trying to prove how great they are by DDOSing an entire country. Particularly when that country is seriously unstable and possibly run by someone nutty enough to try to use their nuclear weapons.

This really is a situation where you need to keep well away and let the professionals deal with it."

Exactly. The professionals are trained not to do anything rash that might antagonize an unstable and unpredictable regime.

So while the hacktivists hair-trigger acts of hacking that risk triggering war, the professionals are busy engaging in more placating actions such as...imposing sanctions...and...conducting military exercises next door to the unstable unpredictable regime. Both things that ensure:

a) the unstable unpredictable country is increasingly on edge

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b) the unstable unpredictable country would lose face backing down

Three cheers for the Professionals. They are making such ingeniously complex diplomatic moves. If I wanted to make NK to attack first I don't think I could do a better job!

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Re: Great...

Rockets? Who needs rockets when any container ship would do?

Just saying there are other methods.

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Re: Great...

"keep well away and let the professionals deal with it."

Because that's been working SO well up till now...

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Anonymous Coward

Hey Anon - While your at it, have a word with Japan about censoring their pornography!

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Is this now the forum for "Concerned Soccer Moms?"

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I'm not clear here, are you complaining that Japan doesn't censor it's pornography? Or is the problem that it does?

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I think the problem is that it censors its pornography by replacing human genitalia with alien genitalia.

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North Korea playing games...

I think it's some kind of Hacker bingo. All they need is Gary McKinnon and they'll have a full house.

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Westboro Church and Scientology doing just fine, thanks

When did Anonymous, et al. ever do anything that didn't make its targets stronger?

They can't take down a crappy little fundamentalist church, they wanna take down Pyongyang?

If they've done anything at all, they've just inoculated Kim against stealth cyber intrusions by S.K. and the Pentagon.

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Re: Westboro Church and Scientology doing just fine, thanks

Since when was DDoS stealthy?

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Re: Westboro Church and Scientology doing just fine, thanks

Inoculations are not stealthy. They are a slap in the immune-system's face: wake up.

(HBGary, Greg Hoglund, and even Aaron Barr [apparently] are still operating.)

But metaphors, like jokes, do not survive explanation.

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Re: Westboro Church and Scientology doing just fine, thanks

I'm not so sure. The Toronto scientology office no longer has people out on the street trying to sucker people into a "free stress test". Something that they have been doing for decades before the protests.

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Why do the media bother giving coverage to the rather pointless Anonymous? Their actions here are so pointless and achieve absolutely nothing other than making them look pathetic. Why don't they use their brains and attack South Korean and Chinese companies trading with DPRK and thus providing foreign currency to prop up the regime? Perhaps because that would require a bit of effort and research.

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On the other hand, if someone is antagonising the NorKs by messing around with their internet, making it clear that it's some independent tosser and not a foreign government would be a good idea.

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I find your lack of faith in the internet disturbing.

Some of us have been working for months digging a tunnel to North Korea in minecraft for a surprise attack. Are you saying we are wasting our time too?

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"On the other hand, if someone is antagonising the NorKs by messing around with their internet, making it clear that it's some independent tosser and not a foreign government would be a good idea."

This is the Norks --- anything will be an Imperialist Zionist pot.

I'm just wondering that now China has said the Norks are getting a bit iffy, whether the lad will be singing his dad's song.

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I don't think that's photoshopped

I'd say the unplugged network cable is for a laptop. Lots of places have that kind of setup.

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Re: I don't think that's photoshopped

Aha! but who stole the laptop?

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Re: I don't think that's photoshopped

Maybe that's it. His laptop went missing, he assumes the Americans took it and is now going to war.

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Trollface

Anonymous should leave the Norks alone...

... and take down the world's real #1 evil - Telemarketers and their robo-dialing henchbots.

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We can expect...

"Anonymous is calling for North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-un to resign, democratic elections, and uncensored internet access."

And we can expect the Norks to capitulate within a very few days. I mean, how could they not?

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If only the Anons hadn't forgotten the magic word - "please"!

Nice of everyone involved to confirm that ancient verity of diplomacy: the enemy of my enemy is ... often a twat too

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Muck rake

I'm surprised that no Reg'ulars have commented on the artful representation of Dear Supreme Leader of North Korea to Pigsy from Monkey http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey_%28TV_series%29#Characters

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Re: Muck rake

> "I'm surprised that no Reg'ulars have commented on the artful representation of Dear Supreme Leader of North Korea to Pigsy from Monkey"

Zhu Bajie (Kim Jong Un) is 99% piss and wind.

The real worry is his nephew Sun Wukong (Kim Jer Koff).

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Mushroom

In what Universe does anyone from Anonymous think that attacks against North Korea won't be spun through the regime as attacks from America?

North Korea needs persuading not to restart its nuclear programme and to start playing better with the other children, but Anonymous et al need to remember that it is the ultimate petulant child and it will retaliate in random ways if you interfere with its lollipop.

(icon for obvious reasons - you don't want to be living in the city they attack because the NK web was hacked)

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POWER HUNGER

What Kim Jong Un says is truthfull. We have only two options. First is Nuclear Disarmament. If we show we have no nukes, he will let us live our lives peacefully. Also, dismantle "Star Wars" missile defense to allow Nork nukes to fly in unmolested.. The looney left will be ecstatic (before being vaporized) .The second optioon is to take the turban seeking missiles off the drones so they may be aimed at fat boys.

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