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Furius
Monday, September 5th, 2005, 05:10 PM
Anti-racist website attacked
By Sam Varghese
September 2, 2005 - 12:09PM


An Australian anti-racist website came under a sustained distributed denial of service earlier this week and the people who run the site suspect the perpetrators may be from across the Tasman.
Sydney activist Mat Henderson-Hau, who runs the website Fightdemback (http://www.fightdemback.com/), said the attacks had begun on Monday and knocked the site offline.
"We suspect someone in New Zealand but we cannot say anything definitely now," he said.
The site is hosted by a small Melbourne provider which had to take it offline to avoid the data flood affecting other clients, according to a tech admin who works with the group, who did not want to give his full name.
Henderson-Hau said the site had been running for about seven months and though there had been two attacks before this one - in April and June - both had been minor compared to this week's.
The attacks lasted 24 hours.
The site is still offline and the group is looking for other hosting arrangements. A blog (http://www.fightdemback.blogspot.com/) has been set up as a temporary measure.

Henderson-Hau said the provider had informed him that the attack was of the magnitude of 2 gigabits per second. The tech admin said it appeared that some kind of botnet had to be involved in order to send such a flood of data.
A botnet is jargon for a collection of software robots, or bots, which run autonomously.
Botnets are used to mask the source of attacks and are common in DDoS attacks.
Earlier this year, the German Honeynet Project estimated (http://www.theage.com.au/news/Breaking/Study-says-over-1m-Windows-PCs-compromised/2005/03/18/1111085984429.html) that up to a million computers, the majority running Windows XP and Windows 2000, are infected with bots and can be harnessed by miscreants to launch attacks.
The tech admin said as the FightDemBack crowd had no back-ups, they were now rebuilding the site. He said it would probably go up over the weekend.
Community donations are used to fund the campaign.
He said they had asked the provider for logs in order to find out where the attacks originated. He said there may be a possible connection to a person whom the group had unmasked in Alice Springs for posting racist posters there. The man lost his job as a result and had vowed revenge.

Update, 2.05pm: The web hosting provider, David Fregon of Netaxxs, said the Fightdemback site was one of 14 hosted on one of the servers he had rented from ServerBeach, a provider in Texas.
Fregon, who is based in Wangaratta, said the other sites on this server were a mix of commercial and community sites. He has a number of servers at ServerBeach.
He said the people at ServerBeach had informed him about the magnitude of the attack and said they would be taking the server offline. They had offered to send the hard drive to him.
Some of the commercial entities whose sites were hosted on this server had indicated that they did not want to continue with Netaxxs, Fregon said.
"It's not the monetary loss that's important to me, it's the loss of name," he said.
As the DDoS attack was against a server based in the US, a complaint would have to be lodged there, Fregon said.


http://www.theage.com.au/news/breaking/antiracist-website-attacked/2005/09/02/1125302722125.html#

Note from Furius:
Strange, usually it is the Multiculturalists who are doing the hacking, always trying to stop freedom of speech.
Maybe one of their victims got fed up with their anti-democratic bigoted Multiculturalist antics.

Oskorei
Monday, September 5th, 2005, 06:25 PM
Nice to see the antis get a taste of their own medicine.

I also reacted against the name "fightdemback". Why is it that the Left in general is so fond of using immigrant-language? Do they think that they can share in the exotic coolness of racial aliens, or what.

Furius
Wednesday, September 7th, 2005, 06:47 PM
That could be part of it.

But I also suspect that:

1) Many of the Multiculturalists are bourgeoisie, and think that to misuse English will give them some form of "street cred" (for Communists, maybe even be seen as "one of the workers").

2) Misusing the English language is also a way of rebelling against the hegemony of the English-speaking dominated West.

Isn't English "a construct of racist sexist militarist patriarchial Western society"?
Obviously another Western institution to be undermined "in our struggle to institute a new world where all will look the same, think the same, live the same, blah blah blah"