[ISN] Network That Supports Anonymous Hacker Group Is Compromised

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 02:33:22 -0500 (CDT)

By Tim Wilson
Dark Reading 
May 9, 2011

A network frequently used by the members of the hacker group Anonymous 
has been compromised, according to its operators.

AnonOps.net, an IRC network that provided a forum for members of the 
Anonymous group as well as other hackers, has been temporarily shut 
down, according to a message posted by operators over the weekend.

"We regret to inform you today that our network has been compromised by 
a former IRC-operator and fellow helper named 'Ryan,'" the message says. 
"He decided that he didn't like the leaderless command structure that 
AnonOps Network Admins use. So he organized a coup d'etat, with his 
'friends' at skidsr.us. Using the networks service bot 'Zalgo' he 
scavenged the IPs and passwords of all the network servers [including 
the hub] and then systematically aimed denial of service attacks at 
them, which is why the network has been unstable for the past week.

"Unfortunately he has control of the domain names AnonOps.ru [and 
possibly AnonOps.net, we don't know at this stage], so we are unable to 
continue using them," the message continues. "We however still have 
control over AnonOps.in, and will continue to publish news there. We 
would STRONGLY ADVISE all users to STAY AWAY from AnonOps.net and 
AnonOps.ru, and they should be considered COMPROMISED." 


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