Anonymous DDOS against NATO, City of Chicago and Chicago Police Dept

Cyber War News is reporting this morning DDOS(distributed denial of service) attacks against both the Chicago Police Department and NATO.

The attacks have been aimed at http://chicagopolice.org which is a community information site for the Chicago police. CWN reported the site down, but Citizen Journalist observed it was in operation, so if it was down, it was for a period under an hour.

Transcript provided by Anonymous in description on video:

Greetings fellow citizens of the world, we are AntiS3curityOPS.

While this has come to no surprise, the NATO protests are already reaching a boiling point. As tonight we have already witnessed the Chicago Police Dept sending out a request for two water cannons deployed on Michigan Avenue, which the protesters briefly were able to close of the street completely. Just a few moments ago we witnessed cops on horses seemingly all too content with the destiny that has turned their hearts cold, trampling over protesters trying to intimidate. And you know what we saw during this? Protesters locking arms and holding their ground. A few had Anonymous masks’ on, a few were girls who looked like they belonged safely off on the sidelines bravely charging cops with shields and on horse. All the while the protesters are chanting “Take those animals off those horses”, drowning out any attempts by the Chicago police to get a word in. Everyone of you are hero’s to us.

What we saw tonight watching a bit of the protest was everyday, average people fighting back and finally refusing to stand down. The NATO Summit is being utilized in such a way, and we couldn’t have predicted it more accurately. On the video we saw Mother’s, teenagers, elderly, the anarchists, white, black, hispanic, this movement see’s no skin color. every sort of person is well represented in these actions.

This is not a time to have our differences divide us, this is a time we all need to come together and rally around our brother’s and sister’s bravely in the street’s of Chicago risking their lives to make the one voice they have, heard. If every single one of us has a voice, one opinion, let us unite and show the violent Chicago police, and the government big brother tactic’s that we are not gonna take this.

We are actively engaged in actions against the Chicago Police Deptartment, and encourage anyone to take up the cause and use the AntiS3curityOPS Anonymous banner. For those able, chicagopolice.org should be fired upon as much as possible. We are in your harbor Chicago, and you will not forget us.

So for those unable to engage in attacks online by ddos, share with everyone you know what’s presently going on in Chicago, Tweet celebrities on twitter with the #SolidarityWithChicago #FuckNATO #FTP hashtags and get it trending. Also keep watching the live feed’s, and spreading the live feed links all relevant places. Together, we the people, are gonna take the power back.
We are AntiS3curityOPS.
We are Anonymous.
We are legion.
We do not forget.
We do not forgive.
Chicago Police Deptartment, expect us.

Despite the Anonymous narrative, there were no water canons used, and police were generally very restrained in dealing with the crowd on the street. The transcript refers to people linking and arms and charging the cops.  That did occur and was not precipitated by any action on the part of the police other than standing in a line. Police were charged and knocked over. There appeared to be blocs delegated to trying to impede the police from following along with the march, at one point blocking the horses, bikes and at one point slashing tires on a police van, surrounding the van and hitting it.

CWN also alleges that  www.nato.int  was taken off line this morning, but checking it now, it appears fine so it was not down for more than 3 hours.

The attacks have been announced from @AnonAteam twitter account:

#TangoDown http://www.nato.int/ @NATO One-One censorship from #ATeam @DwayneV1x@AnonSkill @UKAnonymous2012 @minilulz @iblametom @ZDNetUK

The City of Chicago website also seems to be under attack and offline at the moment at cityofchicago.org.

One response

  1. nonviolentconflict

    Reblogged this on NonviolentConflict.

    May 21, 2012 at 2:45 pm

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