Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy, Book events

Discussion in 'Anonymous News' started by Gabriella, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. pedrofcuk Member

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  3. 4Squ4re Member

    I would love to come to one of the events.. Too far away though!
  4. Old_Coder Member

    I just started reading the book. Excellent. I was never part of a group much less Anonymous. However, those opening pages about the trolling and just maybe not so nice attitude, really took me back to my youth. We had BBS then and the fist thing I did was through our local board into anger and mayhem. Ended up finding out the board owners name (dumpster diving) and then took his system offline and drew a picture in ascii art of a naked woman and put his wife's name on it. Now considering this was a local call, the very direct threat he made to various body parts, was a genuine possibility. Man.. those were some sweet times. I just got worse from there until I nearly got thrown out of college but that is another story.
  5. Disambiguation Global Moderator

    So did you get tenure?
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  6. Old_Coder Member

    Yeah, that was the first time I realize I could get into real trouble. See I was kind of a ahole at the time. I was playing all kinds of pranks on people and friends. See, you had to print out your programs and output on paper and the printer was in another room and people would bring out the printouts. So your name printed really large on front. Well I changed the names to print out some creatively vulgar names. Only they did not know how to fix them back. This stupid prank was what got me. See I needed an admin account to change their settings for the report. So I figured out how to write this old DSL (DCL) whatever that ran on the vax computer. The professor would pop into our accounts and grade us. Well I created a little Trojan where when she logged in the screen would blip and it would look like the login failed. However, when she put it in again, I took it.

    That as it turns out is going to be taken seriously by the professor. Man she was pissed. I was banned from the vax environment post haste and forever. Worked out for me because I ended up doing some cool stuff with a brilliant professor and that was where I learned C and fell in love.
  7. Nano-Nymous Member

    Dear professor,
    I have not seen you when you were in spain
    Do you will come back in Europe Soon ?
    Good luck for your lectures and sorry for my poor English
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  8. Gabriella Member

    I did ;) I am glad you liked the book and that it brought you to your mischievous BBS days ;)
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  9. Glaceon Member

    Nice Book
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  12. Consensus Member

    I'm so eager to read this
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  14. A.O.T.F Member

    tsgMl0u-_normal.png Gabriella Coleman @BiellaColeman · Jan 15
    The Gov will increasingly exploit the public's ignorance about & fear of hackers & technology to justify its questionable policies and laws.

    Baby, you are so fucking right!
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  15. Hugh Bris Member

    This is not limited to one sphere. Think the War on Nouns (such as poverty, drugs and now the ultimate, terror). All of these programs are based on fear and do far more harm than good. For example, after 50 years and $22T warring on poverty, the poverty rate is higher than when we started.

    Government gets its power by spreading fear and uncertainty, then claiming the govt is the answer to what ails ya...demagoguery by any other name.
    But when polls show that 57% of the American people think torture is an acceptable tool, I fear for the soul future of America.
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  16. A.O.T.F Member

    An excellent interview with Biella


    Were some people more trustworthy/reliable than others? How did you assess this?

    Some people were. How one assesses that is, often, someone tells you a story, and then you hear the same story from someone else who is not a particularly close friend or interlocutor with the other person, and that’s one way you can start verifying things. It’s also a way to start trusting those other two people.

    "A good example was one person who was in the IRC #command channel, which was where they were organizing their protests against PayPal and Mastercard. He basically admitted through an interview—but not proof!—that how they got to PayPal was somewhat accidental. It was someone’s side project at first, and then they decided to embrace it. And then someone else who was not particularly close to this person, in part because of his legal case (he had pled guilty and everything had passed), he kind of gave me the logs of that event and it matched up with what he and someone else said. That’s something really hard to fake insofar as I knew a lot of the people (not personally) through their pseudonyms, and people have personalities and linguistic styles, right? And it’s pretty difficult to just invent—though it can happen!—reams and reams and reams of logs. Those were some of the ways that I did it, but certainly if people hadn’t been arrested, I don’t think I could have written the book I wrote."
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  17. Ann O'Nymous Member

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  18. A.O.T.F Member

    Anonymous on the Edge

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  19. BrainStorm Member

    Nice descriptive presentation, thanks for the share.
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  20. A.O.T.F Member

    One can tell when Biella has lots of energy. She gets very animated. ;)
  21. BrainStorm Member

    yea, she has a strong sense of outrage in her.. its a good motivation heh
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  22. A.O.T.F Member

    We have massive respect for her, on many levels.
  23. BrainStorm Member

    I can see why, I have seen a couple of videos of her. She is a good researcher and speaker, a good combo.
    Might become dangerous for her in the future (if it isn't already), since free speech is rapidly getting more and more censored.
  24. A.O.T.F Member

    There are a lot of things, of which, she is not privy too, and, certain channels that she does not have access too. As she well knows. This was initiated for her own safety and protection.
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  26. Disambiguation Global Moderator

    smart Anons are smart
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  28. Anonymous Member

    Love this!
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    She only has 3 ratings though, it will be a higher rating when she gets more feedback, for sure :)
  31. Incredulicide Member

    Screenshot from that video of pre-BBS fanzines ranking Sci-Fi authors
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    Oh Dear ... Let's see how she handles them. Remember what I told you, Biella. You do not have to endure brainless shit from anybody.
  34. A.O.T.F Member

    Well done that girl.

    And just plain fucking pff to the rest of it.
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  37. A.O.T.F Member

    aZPxmiDo_normal.jpeg Gabriella Coleman @BiellaColeman · 5h 5 hours ago
    Australia to prosecute Heartbleed pentest in desperation to pin charges on Anonymous radio host

    Australia to prosecute Heartbleed pentest in desperation to pin charges on Anonymous radio host

    Summary:Arrested 10 months ago by Australian Federal Police, Anonymous radio host LoraxLive (Adam Bennett) faces a prosecution struggling to pin charges on him.

    By Violet Blue


    On March 11, Adam Bennett -- known by most as the radio voice of Anonymous, LoraxLive, who was arrested last year for alleged computer crimes -- will finally learn what he's being charged with.

    This had been expected to happen this week. Instead, at the last minute, Australian Commonwealth prosecutors -- for the third time since the case began 10 months ago -- requested another delay to change its lineup of accusations against him.

    Maddeningly, the prosecution also indicated it will be dropping its initial charges against Bennett, and adding a slew of new ones.

    One charge the prosecution will be keeping is what amounts to criminal charges for a proof-of-concept penetration test of the Heartbleed vulnerability Bennett performed to check his employer's security.
    Adam John Bennett was arrested and raided by Australian Federal Police on May 22nd, 2014 for allegedly hacking into AAPT Telecommunications and Indonesian government websites in 2012 as part of actions claimed by hacktivist entity Anonymous.

    AAPT confirmed it was breached in July 2012, following claims by an Australian sect of Anonymous that it snatched 40GB of data from the major Australian internet service provider (ISP).

    After stripping out personally identifiable information from the data (which included members of the Australian government), Anonymous released the data to raise awareness around expectations of data security: To demonstrate that if an ISP as large and trusted as AAPT can't keep its own data secure, it will be unable to keep Australians' data safe under the proposed laws.

    At the time of the incident, Anonymous stated that breaching the ISP's systems was "not a one-man task" and that several people worked on the attack.

    Soon to become law, the Australian government's controversial security expansion proposals state that ISPs would be required to store user activity online for a period of two years, including social networking and emails, and that intelligence agencies would be given increased access to sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
    The proposal paper was released by the Attorney-General's Department for consideration by Parliament's joint houses Committee on Intelligence and National Security "to protect the nation."

    It was announced this week that this globally controversial data retention scheme is currently before Parliament and is expected to pass. Perhaps the Anonymous incident is what inspired the legislators to recently add security requirements for Australian telcos to provide notification in the event of a security breach of its data stores, which will be mandated to be encrypted.
    Criminal activity: Linking, Heartbleed pentesting

    In its December 2014 court appearance, the prosecution said it still needed more time because the work to complete the report was "quite large" and involved "vast amounts of digital data and telephone intercepts," including 9000 Facebook messages, that still needed to be considered by federal authorities. The judge moved Bennett's hearing date to March 4, 2014.

    This week's delay, and Commonwealth's shell-game switchup of charges against Bennett, isn't the first time. The Commonwealth's prosecution has delayed the charging of Mr. Bennett, and its charges against him, three separate times -- and the prosecution appears to have a head Magistrate who's giving them everything they ask for.

    On Friday before the March 4 court date, at the end of business hours Commonwealth prosecutors dumped 20G of its evidence files on Bennett's counsel -- and revealed that the primary charges against Bennett (hacking Indonesian government web servers and the AAPT hack by Anonymous) will most likely be dropped.

    It is believed that Bennett was under full investigation since 2010 -- long before the AAPT and Indonesian hacking incidents, the very charges that supported the warrant -- among which included an undercover operative.

    One of the charges Bennett's counsel expect to be in the final lineup is "Heartbleed Vulnerability Testing for Cancer Support W.A. 2014." This is in regard to a Heartbleed vulnerability test created by Bennett to test his employer's servers (Cancer Support W.A.) for Heartbleed vulns, which would have put the CRM that Bennett was involved in building for the organization at significant risk.

    A source familiar with the matter told ZDNet, "In building the POC, some sample data was used from an EDU as positive results along with some addresses from his bookmarks for test data to run the program. No malicious reasoning was involved to run those tests, and no results were stored."

    Upon his arrest, Bennett lost his job as Fundraising Manager at cancer wellness and support organization Cancer Support W.A.. He's currently out under bail conditions that he only use the internet for banking, employment or legal advice. In his spare time, Bennett volunteers as Life-Saving Director for Scarboro Surf Lifesaving Club and a dedicated lifesaver, having successfully completed the first lifesaving rescue of 2015 this January.

    A number of people go by "Lorax" online, but Bennett as LoraxLive didn't attempt to hide his work or social media presence. His popular weekly online radio show LoraxLive covered topics around privacy, human rights, peaceful activism, hacking, surveillance, legal issues around the globe, and strove to feature underrepresented voices from all walks of life.

    The extensive LoraxLive show list includes Barrett Brown and Alexa O'Brien covering the Manning trial, Christine Assange (mother of Wikileaks' Julian Assange), lawyers Jay Leiderman and Jesselyn Radack, the EFF's Jillian York and Parker Higgins, writers like Dr. Jack Heinemann and myself (disclosure: I was on the show a few times), Jeremy Hammond's "second mum" Sue Crabtree, whistleblowers including Thomas Drake and ex-CIA operative Karen Hudes, and many more.

    Show producer Pamela Drew, who works closely with Lorax on the LoraxLive show, tells ZDNet that advocates for his release are expressing support and information using the #FreeLorax hashtag.

    Drew informed ZDNet that the majority of LoraxLive shows are held by Australian Federal Police and have not been placed in the public domain, and the show has been off the air since Bennett's arrest. Those not held by police are here, and there are two LoraxLive Archives at (Archive 1, Archive 2).

    Drew explained, "The Anonymous radio host of Lorax Live has been blocked from producing new shows with charges of hacking leveled against him. Lorax is a life-long supporter of human rights and a passionate believer in open information who has given generously of his time and talents to help educate others."

    She added,
    The Lorax Live show he hosts was inspired by Nelson Mandela's Radio Freedom, which broadcast in defiance of South Africa's apartheid policy and carried a jail sentence of 8 years for anyone who dared to listen.
    With well over 100 interviews done by Lorax, he was well aware that he was a growing target for a corrupt covert empire and like many of his guests, has always been willing to pay a high personal price for speaking truth to power and fighting for a more just world and peaceful future.

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  38. Anonymous Member

    Wow! Fucking time travel backwards!
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