Hasn't he been caught yet?
Surely with the 100% all seeing eye of the NSA he should have been detected, orange-jumpsuited and be on an unlisted flight to electrode-on-the-scrotum land by now?
Soi-disant patriot hacker "The Jester" is taking aim at nations seen as offering aid and comfort to NSA sysadmin turned whistleblower Edward Snowden. The Jester claimed responsibility for taking down a government-run Ecuadorian tourism site and the email server of the Ecuadorian stock exchange on Monday, before turning his …
>Just goes to show: Spying and eavesdropping on the whole world and they can't catch
>one of their own gone rogue.
>Makes you wonder how much GOOD use they'll get out of all that data.
"One of their own"? Been drinking the psychic beer again, or was it the psychic crack pipe?
More likely it demonstrates the limitations of the so-called 'all seeing eye' that has so many skiddies and Assange wannabees worried.
I find myself debating how many of the panicky people have been doing nortee fings.
We have traced the call and it is coming from the next office.
There is no reason to believe this is not the same sort of state sponsored hacking that China does.
Sure it is sloppy and obvious, where the NSA can do stuff neatly, but in this case they'd want it to be obvious in order to send a message.
"......Don't give me the "true-blood-red-state/blue-state-fascist-patri0t-hacker" bullshit." It's pretty obvious that what upsets you most is that The Jester just seems better at the whole staying anonymous trick than Anonymous, Lulzsec, or any of your "heroes".
And it wouldn't be worth it. He has a website devoted to his own cult of the personality....no one is going to go after him, just because it's like taking out the neighborhood spastic; I mean, the neighbors might thank you for quieting things down, but then you'd feel bad about what you had just done because he doesn't know any better.
I mean, come on...he uses PHP for crying out loud as part of his arsenal of 'Freedom.' Mind you, no one working the security or cracker route is going to openly mention that they're using PHP because they don't like being laughed at...and they want to still have a job in the morning.
So...yeah, I don't really know what he is attempting to achieve, except a few moments of limelight. Perhaps he's bait for something? Of course, this does kind of follow the belief that anyone who wishes to silence him will try cracking his machine, or I don't know, naming him publicly. Which would be a pity, as sooner or later someone will choose an unconventional response, like dropping a satellite on him, that will highlight, in a permanent fashion, the errors of his actions. But it would still be like drowning a puppy.
I'd have thought any competent hacker would just use metasploit to see if they actually even _needed_ to bother scripting anything cunning in anything other than PHP. Much as I love PHP for getting webdev stuff done I can't imagine it being the weapon of choice for a hardcore hacker. Not that I can be arsed to hack anything anyway unless someone's asked me to do a security audit cos they're too cheap to hire someone who knows that shit inside out and lives/breathes it.
LOL @ Neighbourhood spastic.
Be interesting if he was caught to see how the rules apply.
He is still a vandal and not doing anything in the public interest but I get the impression he will get a much lighter sentence than Snowden should it go that way.
(I think you can basically do anything you like if it is in the best interests of America (Or you can find someone important enough to convince people of that).
Hmmm. Well, he may not exist...could easily be just an operation / composite individual. But allowing for that, you're right; perhaps he believes that because he's a patriot, the men in black will look the other way?
For that matter, is there any proof he has actually taken down a website, save his own proclamation? Has anyone seen a webpage of one of his mentioned sites replaced with something tasteful of his own design, with a little jester logo to let the world know he did it?
"if it is in the best interests of America"
Or more rightly, "if it is in the best interests of certain powerful families, organisations and corporate entities predominantly within America"
The best interests of America are irrelevant to those powerful groups.
1) Has he stolen and revealed state secrets from the state in which he was a citizen?
2) Has he subsequently fled to competitor nations to seek asylum?
If the answer to both of the questions is 'No' then they are different crimes with different guidelines and should be tried in accordance with those guidelines. So long as the courts adhere to the guidelines the sentences are fair, regardless of the total time served.
That being said, yes this character should be caught and jailed. Just like Snowden and Bradley and Assange.
AC, says, "e has attacked a country and stolen their secrets."
By your logic you should imprison the entirety of the NSA and CIA because they did exactly what you say is a crime in your country -- attacked a country and stole its secrets.
Oh, it is only a crime if it is a "foreign country" -- Assange is Australian and to him, and me, the USA is a foreign country.
As regards Americans, true patriots think instead of automatically obey.
Thinking first, instead of blindly obeying, is what makes patriots from actually free countries superior to patriots from despotic regimes like NAZI Germany, East Germany, the Stalinist Soviet Union and Mao's Communist China.
Being a patriot is a very despicable thing when the patriotism is directed against freedom.
Snowden violated the laws of the bureaucracy and obeyed the Constitution of his country.
The US Constitution has trumped laws in every judicial decision where the two disagree -- which is how it is supposed to be.
And how many people who have fled "competitor nations" has the USA taken in? The USA does it, so don't the people of the USA think it fair?
The true traitors against the USA are those who side with the bureaucracy in its war on the US middle class.
Part of what Snowden's release is alleged to tell us is that the NSA keeps the raw internet traffic as well. Which means it ought to searchable for the traffic that generates the attacks. And since the attack was against a legitimate commercial website, the government of Ecuador should be able to request US assistance in locating the perpetrators of those attacks. At which point the US authorities ought to be able to generate a search warrant to find the data. Continue as necessary until the perp is located in meat space as well as cyberspace.
Of course this all assumes Snowden was telling the truth about how the data is collected, stored, and accessed as well as how much data is collected. If any of that is wrong, all bets are off.
Probably a lot of hacking is allowed to go on because it provides background noise that the security services can hid in.
He has a website.
He accessed a particular IP address and he passed on a particular character string of data. Now that we know they record 30 days of traffic, we know they could, if they wished, track him down if he is anywhere in the EU, USA, Canada, Australia or NZ.
Wow, he took down a public-facing website and email server for a low-security government sub-sub-subdivisision. He's yet to successfully steal any information or down any target of real importance. The only time he has done anything other than pathetically unskilled DoS attacks was a XSS exploit to inject some fake articles into some rather low-circulation newspaper website.
The Jester is full of hot air. All he does is DoS the most vulnerable of targets and brag about his 1337 5k1115.
"Wow, he took down a public-facing website and email server for a low-security government sub-sub-subdivisision. He's yet to successfully steal any information or down any target of real importance. The only time he has done anything other than pathetically unskilled DoS attacks was a XSS exploit to inject some fake articles into some rather low-circulation newspaper website...." Whilst I would agree that The Jester has achieved little of actual import or note during this little online tantrum, I would have to point out your hypocrisy given that the sheeple treat such trivial tricks as "great hax" when they were done by the Anons, Lulzsec or the like.
>> I would have to point out your hypocrisy given that the sheeple treat such trivial tricks as "great hax" when they were done by the Anons, Lulzsec or the like.
Whether you agree with their actions or not, the Anons and Lulzsec did quite a lot more than that - e.g. HB Gary.
"In other words, he's just like the vast majority of the rest of the miscreants out there."
Yes, he is a chronic masturbator who knows how to download software from the internet and run it. Difference is the others profess to be in it, 'for the lulz,' while he acts like he's some hot shit, with his 'Arsenal of freedom' (PMSL) and giving public addresses. In his own words with reference ro LulzSec, "I am not the same as my detractors."
"....Difference is the others profess to be in it, 'for the lulz,'....." Oh, paulll, you are SOOOO missing the difference! When the Anonyputzs or Lulztwits do this kind of thing the sheeple dance about with glee and say how great an achievement it is, and how the miscreants involved should be paid to find security holes. But when it is someone the sheeple don't like, then suddenly they get all "it's so childish, what a pathletic loser, etc., etc." If you can't admit that then you sheeple really are just too blinkered for words. Enjoy!
Struggling to stay relevant and coping with the failure of his campaign of inventing "jihadi" websites that *never existed in the first place* and "then taking them down"-- for 'MURKA-- skidiot reject from the 80s T3H T0T411Y 1337 J35T3R \/\/H05 13!K K001 'N 5+UP|-| manages to summon an illegal botnet, commit several felonies and get away with it, all before his mother rouses him in the middle of the afternoon for his daily chocolate milk and enema.
Think about that: a drooling, mouthbreathing, butane-huffing skid in his basement is the best America's patriotic cyber warriors can muster. Oh well, he'll choke to death on a thick paste consisting of mountain dew and stale cheetos soon enough, and no one will care.
Feck off you pencil dicked moron.
Your attacks will only poor fuel on the NSA fire.
If you want to keep your land of the "free" and home of the "brave" then stand down you moron.
** "free" = mindless drones
** "brave" = anyone who is prepared to hide behind a stupid script kiddy handle
This bonehead does stuff that has landed people like Aaron Swartz into durance vile, yet are they (the US and/or other authorities) tracking this person down to charge with various felonious crimes? Please, tell me that they are, and then I might regain a bit of faith in our "democratic" systems!
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