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Mon Jun 15, 2020, 06:04 PM

Anonymous Tweets U.S. Hit By Major DDoS Attack on June 15

Following a massive cell phone service outage that affected hundreds of thousands T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint customers on Monday, that hacktivist group Anonymous tweeted that it was a result of a “major DDoS attack.”

DDoS, which is short for Distributed Denial of Service Attack, is an attempt to make an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources. They target a wide variety of important resources, from banks to news websites, flooding it with too much information to operate, and forcing a major challenge to customers or people wanting to publish or access important information.

Anonymous tweeted out a digital map that appeared to show the various types of attacks happening between America and the rest of the world on Monday.

https://heavy.com/news/2020/06/anonymous-ddos-attack-cell-service-outage/

Things have been slow and glitchy for the last couple of hours here in NM. This explains a lot.

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Reply Anonymous Tweets U.S. Hit By Major DDoS Attack on June 15 (Original post)
Warpy Jun 2020 OP
Kali Jun 2020 #1
katmondoo Jun 2020 #12
MissB Jun 2020 #2
Lucinda Jun 2020 #3
AllaN01Bear Jun 2020 #7
Stallion Jun 2020 #4
AllaN01Bear Jun 2020 #5
Eliot Rosewater Jun 2020 #6
Warpy Jun 2020 #8
PSPS Jun 2020 #9
malaise Jun 2020 #10
Timewas Jun 2020 #11
Sunsky Jun 2020 #13
Pacifist Patriot Jun 2020 #15
ecstatic Jun 2020 #14
Tommy_Carcetti Jun 2020 #16
LiberalArkie Jun 2020 #17
SamKnause Jun 2020 #18
Olafjoy Jun 2020 #19
Warpy Jun 2020 #20

Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 06:09 PM

1. ah, might explain why my sister just experienced no text reception and now no calls going through

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Response to Kali (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 06:50 PM

12. My daughter has T-Mobile and cannot call anyone but me. I have a land line and am not affected.

I told her I think the Trumpsters have something to do with this because of Tucker Carlson on Fox News. He was making some very disparaging racist type remarks that caused T-Mobile and other advertisers to pull out of his program. T-Mobile also made some remarks back to Tucker as "Goodbye Tucker" meaning he will be gone soon. I think the Trumpers are pissed that the advertisers are talking back to the administration instead of just going away quietly.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 06:10 PM

2. Thanks

My friend was complaining about messages not getting through and then we were suddenly disconnected. Makes sense now.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 06:13 PM

3. Hmmm...trial run for...what? I wonder...

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 06:17 PM

7. poss messing up election results in november.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 06:13 PM

4. Chase Bank Might Be a Target

their banking services are offline

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 06:15 PM

5. russians again.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 06:16 PM

6. I sure hope they know who the enemy is and isnt.

When, not if, Putin tries to shut down our internet on election day and the day after, I hope they try and protect us.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 06:29 PM

8. I'm hoping Moscow Mitch is finding it horribly inconvenient

Maybe he'll realize cyber security is a necessary thing.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 06:33 PM

9. Cell carriers use a public-facing network for their call handling? Pretty stupid if true.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 06:33 PM

10. Yep

Very slow

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 06:47 PM

11. Here also

In southern Oregon T-Mobile not going through

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 06:52 PM

13. I have T Mobile

I have been unable to make calls all day. I had connect with my friends and family through WhatsApp.

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Response to Sunsky (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 07:08 PM

15. Same here

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 06:52 PM

14. My phone has been in and out almost all day. We were thinking

it was due to trump trying to intercept calls that mentioned protests. Every time certain words were mentioned, the signal immediately dropped. Not kidding, unfortunately.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 07:28 PM

16. Has anyone actually taken "Anonymous" seriously since the early 2010s?

I mean, I haven’t.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 07:29 PM

17. I am betting on a Century-Link or Level 3 outage..

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 07:30 PM

18. I have a landline.

I tried calling my brother, he only has a cell phone.

The message I got was "All Circuits Are Busy".

I tried at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 08:20 PM

19. I do telemedicine

Unable to connect with patients. COVID19 surging here. Thanks Anonymous you effing a holes

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Response to Olafjoy (Reply #19)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 09:52 PM

20. Hold on there, cowboy!

Anonymous identified the attack, they didn't provoke it or carry it out. They're the good guys.

My link suggested the Chinese were responsible. We'll see, unless Moxcow Mitch blocks announcing the culprit.

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