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4chan Has Been DDOSed 710

An anonymous reader writes "According to the 4chan status page all of the 4chan boards have been DDOSed and are down."
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4chan Has Been DDOSed

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  • by velja27 ( 1427879 ) <[moc.liamg] [ta] [72ajlev]> on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @10:13AM (#34685612)
    Don't worry they will be slashdotted too.
  • Oblig (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @10:14AM (#34685616)

    And nothing of value was lost...

  • by Stenchwarrior ( 1335051 ) on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @10:14AM (#34685618) one told me 4chan is NSFW.
    • by SatanicPuppy ( 611928 ) <> on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @10:16AM (#34685652) Journal

      L. O. Fucking. L.

      I don't know if that was meant to be a joke, but you owe me a new keyboard. Now excuse me, I have to go wash coffee out of my eyebrows.

    • 4chan is also NSFH. Not safe for home.

      • I read that acronym as "Not Safe For Health" and agreed with you.
  • by lilomar ( 1072448 ) <> on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @10:14AM (#34685624) Homepage

    Quis ddos ipsos ddos'ers?

  • And nothing of value was lost.
    • by Eudial ( 590661 )

      Nothing was lost? The porn! MY PRECIOUS DEVIANT PORN! Oh how I miss thee, German* midget wrapped in a latex catsuit fighting off naked clowns with an oversized Q-tip!

      * How do I know she was German? Well, the only people who create weird shit like that are the Japanese and the Germans. And she wasn't Japanese.

    • by Turn-X Alphonse ( 789240 ) on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @11:05AM (#34686226) Journal

      4chan is a fine site if you're on the right boards. /m/ is probably the best Japanese robots resource on the Internet, /tg/ is an excellent resource for DMs to discuss their latest campaigns and have made enough contributions to various games that some of it has even leaked into official canon (Warhammer 40,000 for example).

      While I agree -most- of 4chan is a shit hole, don't discount that it's many small communities under one banner. Everyone outside of /b/ hates /b/, people just think /b/ is 4chan, which is like saying the BNP is Britian.

      • by BLKMGK ( 34057 )

        I'd mod you but I've already posted :-( I knew that 4chan had some interesting boards that weren't full of crap but wasn't aware of the Robotics area. The Goonies in Eve have certainly proven to be entertaining :-)

      • by Ziekheid ( 1427027 ) on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @12:53PM (#34687852)

        Partly true. Eventhough I visit lots of other boards and some days really hate /b/ you just gotta love it sometimes. /b/ actually is 4chan for a large part, it's the reason this article even gets posted.

        As for being down, I was on there just before it went down and the mods were fucking up /b/ again by adding cotton eye joe music to the page and randomizing the colours making it hard to even view the page and about 10 minutes later the whole site was down.

  • I know who's to blame. Its those anonymous types again!

  • by Coraon ( 1080675 ) on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @10:16AM (#34685656)
    The trolls were bottled up in there fighting other trolls, now those trolls have no where to live, they'll be looking for new boards to cause havoc on, we are all doomed, doomed I tell you!
  • by DWMorse ( 1816016 ) on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @10:17AM (#34685660) Homepage
    "Oops, our bad. Has nothing to do with your recent attempt on us, promise." -
  • by Nameisyoung007 ( 1009935 ) on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @10:20AM (#34685704)
    "An anonymous reader writes" ... Pure gold. I love the irony.
    • by tebee ( 1280900 ) on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @11:15AM (#34686368)

      Even better - the "related story" at the bottom says -

      Submission: 4chan has been DDOSed by Anonymous Coward

  • As apprehended.... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by mseeger ( 40923 ) on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @10:23AM (#34685736)

    One reason i thought those actions against Mastercard etc. to be stupid was, that it established DDOS as method of protest. I am afraid, we will see more of this in the future. In my textbook, DDOS is neiter a legal nor a legitimate form of protest but a criminal act. It doesn't matter wether the target is Wikileaks, Mastercard or 4chan.

    CU, Martin

    • Denial of Service has been a favored tactic used against the KKK and other undesirable groups for years.
      Why can't the same tactic be used against hate-filled corporations? To say "no you can't use the same tactics WE use" is as hypocritical as when cops say "you can't videotape us" while they erect video-cams everywhere.

      • by mseeger ( 40923 )

        I also would speak up against DDOS versus the KKK. The reason is, that the end doesn't justify the means. While you may get away with (due to public sympathy or the large number of acomplices), you are setting a bad precedent and moving onto a slippery slope. Being part of public outrage and being right may be two very different things.

        CU, Martin

        P.S. Concerning the videotaping of cops, i am 100% on your side. It has to be legal and if there were federal laws against it here in my country, i would fight thos

    • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

      by Anonymous Coward

      Civil disobedience does nothing if it's not illegal. Every protest Gandhi did was illegal too. Can't play by the Man's rules if you want to beat him. ;)

      • by mseeger ( 40923 ) on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @01:10PM (#34688102)

        If Gandhi would live today, do you think he would DDOS Mastercard? Even if you are angry you should be able to see, that you have thousand of legal actions available that he never had. They are bothersome, yes, and they will soak up your energy & time and you have to leave snail shell of anonymity, but they are available. Painting DDOS in civil disobedience colours is just a sluggards excuse. One thing Gandhi always did, when he was breaking the law: Saying here i am, i did this, come and arrest me (and they often did). If the DDOS'ler would do that too, we could start talking about civil disobedience. Right at the moment, they are just a lynch mob.

        If you want to portest: come, do it, bear the consequences. I have quite some repect for Julian Assange (even if i do not agree in a lot of things with him). He knew what he did and what consequences it might bear. Those DDOS mob is just a disgrace to the IT.

        CU, Martin

    • by ceoyoyo ( 59147 )

      Yeah, because it's completely different than regular, old fashioned physical protests where a bunch of people march through the street, blocking traffic, the entrances to businesses and inconveniencing lots of other people in order to get attention.

      • by Pharmboy ( 216950 ) on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @11:06AM (#34686230) Journal

        Yeah, because it's completely different than regular, old fashioned physical protests where a bunch of people march through the street, blocking traffic, the entrances to businesses and inconveniencing lots of other people in order to get attention.

        That is also illegal, rightfully so, if you are blocking access to a business. That should be common knowledge. The SCOTUS already made that clear, that you can talk to people going in and out of the business, but you can't stop them from exercising their rights. An abortion clinic was the case the SCOTUS decided it on, but it applies to any business or organization.

    • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

      by rickb928 ( 945187 )

      I keep trying to find a villain in all this, are the banks evil for cutting off Wikileaks from their funding, is Wikileaks evil for indiscriminately publishing sensitive info, is 4chan evil for hammering those who tried to thwart Wikileaks, is Switzerland evil for jailing Julian on what are suspiciously convenient charges?

      Then I remember. If Julian worked for the Washington Post, he would be a hero of the Left, and we would have seen cables from the Bush and Reagan administrations published daily for weeks

      • by mseeger ( 40923 ) on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @11:48AM (#34686856)

        I agree with a lot you say, but you cannot make wrong right by doing wrong yourself.

        We once hired a former top soccer referee as a guest speaker for an IT conference we organized. At first i was baffled: what could a referee tell us about IT decisions. Then he brought up this: He was a referee in an important match. There was a critical situation (penalty or not) and he decided against it. During the half time break he could see the TV input and learned he had been wrong. During the second half a similar situation appeared, but he thought it to be no penalty. He now could make up his mistake by giving the wrongly denied penalty now. In his speech explained, why this would have been wrong on several levels. In short: He would have rewarded irregular behaviour of the striker (by playing the dying swan) and put pressure on other referees to try also to make up for their mistakes. In the end, the balance would never be perfectly equalised. There would always be more compensation required.

        CU, Martin

        • As a former soccer referee, I understand that entirely. I didn't get replays of my decisions, but I knew all too often I got it wrong. 'Making it up' was always wrong. As a player before that, I loathed officials that would make up for a call later. Usually, they got it wrong twice anyways, but I wanted the right call the first time. Failing that, I wanted consistency - make the same call again, and we are now on a level playing field.

          And that's MY point about Wikileaks. If Julian was working for the e

  • by clone52431 ( 1805862 ) on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @10:24AM (#34685752)

    Its users probably all (well, the dumb ones) got themselves infected with a virus that DDoSed their home turf again. It happens every few months. The main question in my mind is how it spread, this time – reCaptcha cut the head off it last time.

    Or maybe it’s just something entirely different this time.

    Anyway, returning to the question in my subject, when did it go down? how long has it been down? is it down hard, or is it coming and going?

  • by AftanGustur ( 7715 ) on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @10:25AM (#34685760) Homepage
    Now is the chance..

    Set the A record to point to .. That will teach them !

  • by Even on Slashdot FOE ( 1870208 ) on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @10:30AM (#34685804)

    4chan was taken down when a bunch of /b/-tard script kiddies handed over control of their LOIC programs to some Anonymous person on the internet, not realizing that 4chan was the target.

    • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

      That's more likely than you might think. It's even happened in then past when a bunch of 4chan users decided to copy, paste and execute some code they found posted on /b/. If they had known how to read said code, they would have realised that they were running a spambot, which served to post the code all over 4chan, while simultaneously DDoSing the site. What was funniest was listening to all of the /b/tards vow revenge against the perpetrators of such a heinous crime.
    • by jovius ( 974690 ) on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @11:43AM (#34686774)
      More likely: 4chan tries to commit suicide. Attempt failed.
  • by lennier1 ( 264730 ) on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @10:36AM (#34685858)

    /b/tards with even more free time on their hands? Not a pretty picture.

  • by Riceballsan ( 816702 ) on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @10:41AM (#34685926)
    It was the snow, opperation frosty vengence backfired on them!!!
  • it was done for the lols
  • by Charliemopps ( 1157495 ) on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @10:57AM (#34686108)
    Knowing 4chan, they're prolly doing it themselves.
  • by tibman ( 623933 ) on Tuesday December 28, 2010 @11:28AM (#34686528) Homepage

    We sure it's been DDOS'd? I checked my logs and moot posted late last night with this picture: []
    It looks like he unplugged the 4chan servers?

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