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OpDomesticTerrorism – Anonymous takes down Charlottesville website after the incident

2017-08-14 18:00

Anonymous launched the OpDomesticTerrorism and claimed responsibility for carrying out a DDoS attack on the website of Charlottesville city Virginia.

The hacktivist collective Anonymous launched the OpDomesticTerrorism and claimed responsibility for carrying out a DDoS attack on the official website of Charlottesville city Virginia. The website went offline under the prolonged attack that was powered in the wake of the incident in which many protestors were hit while protesting the rally organized by a group of white supremacists.

A car rammed into a crowd, killing one person and injuring over a dozen others. The police arrested the 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. of Ohio.

The hacktivist collective Anonymous launched the OpDomesticTerrorism and claimed responsibility for carrying out a DDoS attack on the official website of Charlottesville city Virginia. The website went offline under the prolonged attack that was powered in the wake of the incident in which many protesters were hit while protesting against the rally organized by a group of white supremacists. Image Credit: DailyProgress The video of the incident was recorded by Brennan Gilmore‏ who tweeted that “Video of car hitting anti-racist protestors. Let there be no confusion: this was deliberate terrorism. My prayers with victims. Stay home.”      Follow Brennan Gilmore @brennanmgilmore Video of car hitting anti-racist protestors. Let there be no confusion: this was deliberate terrorism. My prayers with victims. Stay home. 8:13 PM - Aug 12, 2017    3,8933,893 Replies      86,24186,241 Retweets      94,26394,263 likes Twitter Ads info and privacy   The DailyProgress reported that mayor of the city Mike Signer has confirmed that one person has died in the incident after a car plowed into a mass of Unite the Right counter-protesters.  Soon after the deadly incident, Anonymous hacktivist conducted a series of DDoS attacks on the Charlottesville city website and successfully took it offline.    Follow Anonymous @YourAnonGlobal TangoDown http://charlottesville.org  #offline #OpDomesticTerrorism#DefendCville pic.twitter.com/rSriOHONnY 9:23 PM - Aug 12, 2017    44 Replies      4545 Retweets      5555 likes Twitter Ads info and privacy   View image on Twitter    Follow ÐΓξ∀MξΓ8F↑νξ @dreamer8five TangoDown http://charlottesville.org  #offline #OpDomesticTerrorism#DefendCville 10:08 PM - Aug 12, 2017    11 Reply      22 Retweets      55 likes Twitter Ads info and privacy   Here are a few screenshots showing the site is down. Isitdownrightnow, a platform that keeps an eye on the sites suffering cyber attack or outage has also confirmed that the site is down. At the time of publishing this article, the targeted website was down. However, for some users, the home page was loading at a slow speed. UPDATE / 5:04 PM, SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2017 GREENWICH MEAN TIME (GMT) In a detailed conversation with a prominent Anonymous Twitter handle @YourAnonGlobal, HackRead.com was told that the attack on Charlottesville city website was carried out by New World Hackers (NWH), a counterpart of Anonymous hacktivist group. Explaining their manifesto on this attack; @YourAnonGlobal stated that: “Our strategy relies on the unity of these direct actions (DDOS), as the ballot box is no defense against fascism and hatred, nor are the political parties in power now. We are seeing that victories we have won through hard struggle could very well be reversed. Our only chance is to build a movement that relies on the power of the people.” Remember, NWH is the same group known for their massive DDoS attacks on HSBC (Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation UK). The attack was acknowledged by the bank confirming that it affected their servers on one of the most important days that is the payday. NWH on the other hand also confirmed to HackRead.com that they are the one behind the attack on Charlottesville city website. One of the NWH’s members told us that: “At the time we saw the police were not so helpful, they left the people to die which forced us to targeted the Charlottesville website to give them a message.” […] “New World Hackers are back, and we are delivering our own version of justice to the KKK, and government, in which ever way we please.” View image on Twitter    Follow New World Hackers @nwhownz @YourAnonNews http://oathkeepers.org  #offline #DefendCville#OpDomesticTerrorism 9:48 PM - Aug 12, 2017    55 Replies      5454 Retweets      9494 likes Twitter Ads info and privacy   At the same time, YourAnonNews, one of the most prominent Anonymous Twitter handle has also Retweeted about the attack.    Follow Anonymous @YourAnonNews Fuck Terrorists. The police did not protect it's citizens.https://twitter.com/YourAnonGlobal/status/896452052301352961 … 9:28 PM - Aug 12, 2017    88 Replies      107107 Retweets      255255 likes
Source: RT.com

Immediately after the incident, members of the activist group Anonymous launched a series of DDoS attacks on the Charlottesville city website.

At the time I was writing the site charlottesville.org is still down.
Charlottesville incident

According to HackRead who received a comment from an Anonymous member that operates the Twitter account @YourAnonGlobal, the attack was carried out by New World Hackers (NWH).

The NWH confirmed to HackRead.com that they are the one behind the attack on Charlottesville city website.

“At the time we saw the police were not so helpful, they left the people to die which forced us to targeted the Charlottesville website to give them a message.” said one of the NWH’s members.

“New World Hackers are back, and we are delivering our own version of justice to the KKK, and government, in which ever way we please.”

The message spread by @YourAnonGlobal about the attack states:

“Our strategy relies on the unity of these direct actions (DDOS), as the ballot box is no defense against fascism and hatred, nor are the political parties in power now. We are seeing that victories we have won through hard struggle could very well be reversed. Our only chance is to build a movement that relies on the power of the people.”

Anonymous is back, stay tuned!

Pierluigi Paganini

(Security Affairs – Anonymous OpDomesticTerrorism, Charlottesville incident)

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