What do you think of the hackers group Anonymous?
hi genesis,Genesis said:@ChickenFanatic What would your advice be for your small Forum that can't afford expensive servers with loads of security built in. I'm not talking about Gigalicous here as we have specialists on the job as well as are on a state of the art server. What I'm talking about is your guy at home who has a small Forum that has a popular theme discussion wise, enough to be noticed by script kids who are into ddos for sport. What anti-ddos measures would you recommend that would be easy enough for the novice to employ?
I've seen this many times as well. Worst one I've seen is a hacker with a grudge at another Website on a shared server - i.e. free hosting, and then hacking into the server software at the same time, affecting every one else with Website space on that server. Then going back to its discussion forum bragging about the exploit. There is a certain mind frame that goes with this that is completely disassociated and disconnected with the damage that it has done to others.ChickenFanatic said:a well known major hacking community didnt do this,the owner did back up often,but he was to busy to check for shells to realise a member with a grudge had backdoored it,nabbed the database,gave it to lulzsec who unsalted the encryption and....well the rest is history.:bomb: