Hackers from the infamous “Anonymous” group connected to the 4chan message board are attacking major institutions in retaliation for their treatment of Wikileaks.
Operation Payback has taken down the websites of MasterCard, Visa, PayPal and Joe Lieberman.
These are Distributed Denial of Service, or DDoS attacks. These cripple sites by overloading them with Read More
Internet hero Christopher Poole–or “Moot,” as he’s known on the image-based discussion boards of 4chan–has joined seed stage fund Lerer Ventures as an advisor, TechCrunch reports:
Moot is plugged into the hacker culture in New York City, which Lerer Ventures wants to tap into. He will advise the fund and bring it deals, Read More
There has been a lot of news over the past few months about the struggle between news forum Reddit and its parent company, Condé Nast. With Reddit’s main competitor, Digg, in a state of dissaray following a disasterous redesign, Condé has an opportunity to own the web’s biggest news forum, if it buries the Read More
Over the weekend members of the notorious internet board 4chan shut down the websites of the MPAA and RIAA. New media was sticking it to the olds. Today it was announced that the founder of the influential internet message board 4chan, Christopher “Moot” Poole, would be a keynote speaker at this year’s SXSW interactive. Read More
When a politically controversial video is also a viral video, there’s really no way to avoid using it in a roundup of interesting stuff on the web. So, we won’t. It’s also a nice way to remind us all of our own dates to Satanic altars when we were in high school. Along with a Read More
Christopher Poole thought Boston was going to be great. He lasted there just one summer, though, and now he’s in New York, where he grew up, trying to get a start-up going.
Mr. Poole, the founder of the mega-popular Web forum for hackers and mischief-makers known as 4Chan, was a sophomore at Read More
Gawker was indeed the victim of a 4chan attack today. Valleywag editor Ryan Tate has written up what happened this afternoon—angry 4chan users overloaded Gawker’s servers around 1:30, slowing sites across the network. They also individually harassed several Gawker staffers, as well as Tate’s wife:
As the author of the Read More
Gawker Media sites have been intermittently down this afternoon. Coming on the heels of the weekend’s 4chan showdown, this has the look of a hacker attack.
Gawker published a series of posts about 4chan over the weekend, and yesterday declared that they had thwarted 4chan’s attempted revenge. Now it looks like Gawker Read More