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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 09:36 AM 03/07/06 (CST)
I just got an email form Bobby of MuskyUSA. It seems that some hackers from Turkey hacked into their provider's servers. As a result, their forum is down and may not be put up again. I really hate this crap... anyway...

Sorry about the site! Anything I can do to help, just holler.

By the way, Bobby sent an email to all his users inviting them to join My Fishing Pals. I really appreciate the gesture on his part. It is not too many people who would do something like that. I hope his site is not a total loss!

Anyway, let's make all the new users in the next week or so feel welcome here on My Fishing Pals. They may be using us as a temporary home...

By the way, Bobby is MuskyBandit :-)



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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 09:51 AM 03/07/06 (CST)
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 12:47 PM 03/07/06 (CST)
Thank you for posting this WEBDUDE.

Unfortunatly this is all true and our service provider in Denmark,UK did get hacked on Sunday. Thankfully none of this effected our website content, just the forum was lost.

They also left behind a booby-trap so when the provider tried to transfer the saved data base info onto a hard drive it destroyed all backup and the server itself.

These hackers have been working relentlessy in the past few months and been targeting servers that host web forums in the USA. The message they leave behind is kind of creepy-jihad type retoric.

They brought down an entire Musky site out east for 2 months (MuskyStriker). This latest attack also effected the Forum at GrabTheNet.com some friends of ours in WI.

MuskyUSA was created with the intention of being different than other Musky websites where ego's, politics, cliques and profit seem to rule the day. We really wanted to try and put the FUN back in the sport and create an enviroment where everyone would feel welcome and not be afraid to share information regardless of their experiance.

Along the way I bumped into MFP, read thru the material and was thrilled to see everything we believe in was laid out right here.

You guys set the example in my opinion and we'll do everything we can to direct/re-direct people here to this message board.

The WEBDUDE - MFP, and it's members are truly a class act and I thank you for the support.



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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 12:53 PM 03/07/06 (CST)
Why Thank You MuskyBandit! I appreciate the kudos!



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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 01:10 PM 03/07/06 (CST)
fyi...

Muslim hackers hit 3,000 Danish Web sites
By SHAUN WATERMAN
UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Muslim hackers angered by the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed have defaced nearly 3,000 Danish Web sites over the past month in the biggest politically motivated cyber attack long-time observers have ever seen.

Experts say that the world-wide protests over a Danish newspaper's decision to publish the caricatures, an act offensive to Muslims who regard any depiction of the Prophet Mohammed as blasphemous, may prove to be something of a coming-of-age moment for the emerging movement of Internet mujahideen -- Islamic extremists committed to waging a cyber Jihad on the Web.

"They see this as a huge opportunity," Stephen Ulph told United Press International.

Ulph, a terrorism analyst with the Jamestown Foundation who monitors web forums and chat rooms used by Islamic hackers, said, "You can feel the excitement (among their users)... There's a sense that they can make a real difference (on this issue)."

Roberto Preatoni, founder and administrator of Zone-H.org, which tracks Web graffiti artists, says his site has monitored 2,817 defacements of sites in the .dk domain since Jan. 21, when the cartoon controversy first boiled over into world-wide street demonstrations and riots.

"That is at least 10 times, maybe more like 20 times, the number of attacks (in that domain) we would expect in such a time frame," he told UPI, adding that thousands of other Web sites in Europe and Israel had also been defaced.

Several technology journals reported that the target sites were mostly owned by small organizations without advanced security.

"This is the biggest, most intense assault" he had ever seen, Preatoni said, eclipsing the hacker attacks that accompanied the row over a U.S. spy plane forced down in China in 2001 and the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

He said the phenomenon represented "the emergence of the digital Ummah," -- the Islamic theological term for the worldwide community of Muslim believers.

Preatoni said the graffiti messages varied, but their political character was obvious from their wording.

Some of the defacements supported peaceful protests like the global boycott of Danish goods called by Muslim leaders following the decision of the government there to support the publication of the caricatures.

Others, like one by a group calling itself the Internet Islamic Brigades, included pictures of the July 2005 suicide bombings in London, and the threat "I will bomb myself in Denmark very soon, as my brothers in Islam did in U.K (the United Kingdom)."

The tactics of the cyber jihadists are as various as their messages, Ulph said, citing efforts he had seen to influence the outcome of an online poll by a German news site; a coordinated 24 hour long attack on the Jyllands-Posten and other Danish sites; and a failed call for an "international day of embassy burning" on Feb. 13.

"This is the new front line," of the global jihad movement, he said.

Ulph said one of the striking features of the Danish assault was how well-organized it was. He called it the "most recent demonstration of the efficiency, coordination and ingenuity of the Internet mujahideen."

He said the cartoon issue was "a perfect focus" for jihadists, because it had motivated the Islamic masses, and given the extremists a popular cause to "use ... as a recruiting tool."

The recruitment question highlights the gap between committed extremists for whom the Web is simply another front on which jihad must be waged, and the broader community of Muslims active online.

Preatoni said that the large majority of those doing the defacements -- he estimated as many as 90 percent -- were existing hackers and Web graffiti artists, who would have been defacing other Web sites anyway.

"They are using this issue to give sense to what would otherwise be a senseless activity," he said.

He said Muslims represented an increasing proportion of hackers, crackers and other Web vandals, as the availability of the Internet spread in the Islamic world.

The number of hackers and defacers active in Turkey, for example, "has just exploded over the past year," he said, adding that one of the most prolific defacers in the world last year was a 45-year-old Turkish man using the name Iskorpitx.

Iskorpitx defaced nearly 50,000 sites in the past 18 months, he said.

But the other 10 percent involved in the Danish attacks were either retired or reformed Web vandals who had returned to the fray to join the cartoon protests; or else completely unknown newcomers.

"I've seen a lot of completely new names," in the past month, he said.

Preatoni said that some of the newcomers were "people who clearly had the technical capabilities all along" but had not previously been motivated. Ulph pointed out that extremist chat rooms and bulletin boards often had entire libraries of software and training materials for novice hackers.

The Danish cartoon issue, he said, offered the cyber jihadists the opportunity to reach out to those sympathizers who had not previously been actively involved -- the so-called armchair mujahideen. "Everyone can get involved," he said, and the chat rooms offered advice on how to remain anonymous online and hide the origins of cyber attacks.

Preatoni warned that, though defacement was relatively easy and simple to fix, "defacing takes absolutely the same skills as hacking," and that "most of the time (Web vandals) have access to the servers," meaning that they could do much more significant damage if they chose.

"It is just a matter of time," he said.









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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 01:17 PM 03/07/06 (CST)
more info...

Muslim hackers blast Denmark in Net assault
Internet Cartoon Jihad. From Computer Shopper, with thanks to Twostellas:

Gangs of pro-Muslim computer hackers have unleashed a withering cyber attack on Danish and Western websites in the past week, escalating their defacement barrage to coincide with dozens of violent street-level demonstrations across the Arab world in protest at the publication of a cartoon depiction of the Prophet Mohammed.
The number of Danish websites alone - those carrying a '.dk' suffix - knocked offline in the past week numbered 578 between 30 January and 6 February, according to Zone-H.org, a cyber-crime observatory that tracks website defacements. Hundreds more websites of European, Israeli and American companies and private citizens have also been defaced during that period, with the vast majority occurring after the re-publication last week of the cartoons in European newspapers.

'The number is nearly doubling every day,' said Roberto Preatoni, the founder of Zone-H.org. A team of Zone-H technicians collect and verify reports of sabotaged Web sites from both victims and hackers. The number of attacked Web servers has been at record levels since the controversy reignited last week, Preatoni said.

'This is the largest ever attack directed against a single country, bigger than the Intifada, the Chinese-U.S. spy plane incident, and even the war in Iraq.'









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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 06:04 PM 03/07/06 (CST)
What a bunch of crap.


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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 05:49 AM 03/08/06 (CST)
you got that right Jiggle !!
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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 09:47 AM 03/08/06 (CST)
A Jihad on western websites... what next?


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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 09:50 AM 03/08/06 (CST)
By the way... 10 new users since yesterday. I am sure glad I don't use php ;-)



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