Daily Archives: February 28, 2012
The website Interpol.int was unreachable for a half hour on Wednesday, Forbes reports. Access was later restored, although the loading time remains slow. The attack appears to have been conducted using a botnet. Anonymous Twitter accounts tweeted “interpol.int seems to be #TangoDown. We can’t say that this surprises us much,” and “Looks like interpol.int is having some traffic issues. Now who would have expected that?”
The attacks came as Interpol announced the arrests of 25 suspected Anonymous members, aged between 17 and 40, who it alleges planned coordinated cyber-attacks against Colombia’s defense ministry and presidential websites, Chile’s Endesa electricity company and national library, among other targets. The arrests were part of Operation Unmask, during which police in Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Spain seized computers, mobile phones, credit cards and cash at 40 locations in 15 cities.
Among the 25 under arrest are four Anonymous hackers detained by police in Spain earlier on Tuesday under claims that they conducted attacks on Spanish political parties’ websites. The Spanish National Police also said two servers in Bulgaria and the Czech Republic had been blocked as part of Operation Unmask, and that a manager of Anonymous’ operations in Spain and Latin America, known by the aliases “Thunder” and “Pacotron,” was among those arrested.
- Interpol swoop nets 25 suspected ‘Anonymous’ hackers (dokmz.wordpress.com)
- Spain, South America arrest 25 in Anonymous crackdown, with Interpol assist (boingboing.net)
- Spain Arrests 4 Suspected Anonymous Hackers (cosmicconnection.wordpress.com)
There’s been no indication from any of you that you enjoy these witty little intros that I write each day about our New Model Search Girl Of The Day. There have, however, been a few calls to stop the waffling and get the pictures out there.
I know some of you aren’t even reading this! I could write about the latest budget, the price of cheese or just about anything – even my feelings! – and not one of you would even know it was happening. See! Exactly – nobody sees because you’re all blinded by the beauty of Tasmin Vorster today.
And I’m cool with that. It hurts the old feelings a bit, but I’ll get over it.
If I shout at you and tell you to VOTE FOR TASMIN VORSTER! at least some of you have the decency to to that. I’ll also congratulate Tasmin on a particularly hot entry.
Here’s the second picture you’ve been waiting for…
February 28, 2012
- Venus Teams With Sports Illustrated Model Chrissy Teigen (blogs.smarter.com)
Joe Weisenthal | Feb. 28, 2012, 11:37 AM
From Citigroup, the connection between the Russian market and the price of oil.
- Why Investors Should Care About The Russian Elections (businessinsider.com)
- Putin a shoo-in, but his state machine is showing signs of rust (smh.com.au)