Koreans Vow New Attacks on 2ch as FBI Begins Hunt

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Korean cyber-terrorists have announced their intent to launch a second wave of attacks aimed at forcing 2ch offline again, for reasons nobody is quite sure of, even as the FBI has begun investigating the previous incident as a criminal attack on a US enterprise.

The original “Just Terrorism Alliance” community which orchestrated the original attack gathered 110,000 members, but was eventually disbanded by Naver (after the attack).

However, Korean users simply restarted the community elsewhere under the marginally less threatening title of “The League of Patriots,” and immediately began plotting a new wave of attacks – this second assault is reportedly set to begin on the 6th of March.

The California-based hosting company subjected to the attack, BIG-server.com, is said to be cooperating with the FBI as its investigation gets underway.

Staff at BIG-server.com pointedly mention the 2008 case of a German accused of perpetrating attacks on an American enterprise – reportedly he was held for 2 years: “If criminal charges result from this, we might expect jail sentences in line with previous similar cases.”

With damages estimated at $2,500,000, they would undoubtedly be well within their rights to prosecute any attackers. Disruption to US government servers is also no laughing matter.

Koreans are predictably outraged at not being able to get away with forcing one of the largest sites in Japan offline:

“What the hell is up with us getting prosecuted by the US? Why are their servers in the US!?”

“Why does the FBI suddenly have to get involved?”

“There were said to be 30,000 people involved in the F5 attack. They can’t arrest us all!”

“The FBI won’t really do anything anyway.”

“They’re making it up!”

2ch is absolutely delighted at this whole turn of events

“The investigation’s already begun, nobody’s making anything up!”

“Serves you right, fools!”

“An ‘advanced IT nation’ which can’t even lookup an IP address…”

“Vowing to do it again in this situation, how stupid can you get?”

“They’ll be making up some conspiracy theory blaming this on a Japanese plot soon enough.”

“If they do it again I’d hope the FBI really goes after them hard.”

“Maybe the US would put up with this from China because of the trade connection, but not from some wretched little country.”

“Korea again!”

“‘30,000 people involved in the F5 attack’ – I laughed.”

“Declaring a terrorist attack on the USA on 3/6 are they?”

An extradition treaty between the USA and Korea is in effect, meaning attack perpetrators could potentially face extradition to the US to face charges relating to “cyberterrorism” and computer crime.

A similar treaty is in effect between Korea and Japan, but given Japan’s pathetically supine approach to defending its interests few would expect Japan to actually do anything.

Korean media also speculates at the possibility of charges being brought domestically – attempting to hack Japanese sites is a crime even in Korea.

Small wonder then that the “patriotic” Korean cyber-criminals determined to suppress freedom of speech in neighbouring countries are now wondering if they may not have disastrously bitten off more than they can chew.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    01:57 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This strike was incredibly convenient for the new Pentagon Cyber warfare budjet. Not to mention the threats of new attack.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:30 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol 30,000 people in the F5 attack... No one said about arresting them.. just send a nuclear bomb over

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:54 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why the hell would the FBI share their servers with 2ch anyway?? What did they expect?? Shouldn't they have their own domain controllers and not be dependent on a company like that in order to keep their information secure??

    If I were them I'd start looking for another place to my website data, then again they're probably too damn cheap and stupid to do that anyway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:45 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Exactly. FBI sharing servers with 2ch sounds like a hell of a Japanese bullshit. I mean, it's FBI, not just a small campus police. I thought all the government agencies have their own servers and maintain them on their own? It just doesn't make sense that such a government agency as FBI share a server that can be shutdown easily by a F5 attack. I mean they had to deal not just with criminals but also KBG back in cold war era.

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    Comment by Ivan
    06:54 22/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is ridiculous. FBI was rightfuly investigating the accident because it caused damage to other clients hosted in the server, NOT BECAUSE THE FBI HOST WAS THERE!!! Imbecile.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:12 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Do it again, do it right

    FBI are investigating on the cyber-attack committed on the US soil originating from Korea

    FBI did NOT have their stuff on that particular pool server

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:34 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If that's true then the FBI would be lying in their cause for investigations, since the story is clearly stating that the servers that were under attack also effected government servers.

    If THIS is true, then why the hell are government servers even in the same damn forest as 2chan servers? From what's being told it seems that the forest root server was attacked, causing a ton of other servers to go down.

    What it is is just lying for a reason to go after them otherwise, if the true case is that the FBI's servers weren't effected, then everyone in the US would be bitching because this would be a major waste of money on their part. Not that that's a GOOD thing either.. but then again, it leads to a shitload of other questions, like why is a server that is suppose to be only providing services to japan, in the US, etc, etc..

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:29 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've got some simple equations:

    Nationalistic Korean "hacker" = ignorant racist Sankaku Complex weeaboo.

    and

    Mildly "colorful" Sankaku Complex article about Korea + ignorant racist Sankaku Complex weeaboo = pathetic bandwagon clusterfuck.

    Honestly, it's not like this attack was a nation-wide effort that was endorsed or funded by the South Korean government. For all we know, these "hackers" are just a bunch of computer-obsessed people that have too much time on their hands, no different than Japanese 2ch-ers (GASP!). Oh, the majority 2ch-ers are respectable people who have good jobs, happy families and hobbies/morals that enrich their way of life, right?
    Got another equation:

    Nationalistic Korean = Nationalistic Japanese

    The truth is, it's the majority of the Koreans that are shaking their heads to this situation and thinking, "Stupid dumbass kids, get a goddamn life and get laid." Generalizing that ALL Koreans are guilty for this is pretty ignorant and only makes you look like uneducated hick.

    Oh wait, most of the people on Sankaku Complex are 7th grade weeaboos. I guess my simple equations and reasoning can't penetrate into the thick skulls of the japanophiliac keyboard warriors skulking around this site.
    My bad.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:27 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nationalistic Korean Hacker = American Dipshit Teabagger

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    Comment by Uncommon0taku
    05:26 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm wondering if the FBI will consult with the NSA since NSA has better hackers of their own and mo supercomputing power.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:00 04/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So, all this happened because Kim Yu-Na got Gold? I hate to think what might have happened if she had been beaten by Asada Mao!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:10 07/03/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Not really.

    The attack was planned days before she received gold to begin with.

    So "2ch bashed Kim, let's attack 2ch server!" plot is pure BS and poor excuse.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:16 04/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm sure it was more than that, because racism in Japan (and 2ch) against Koreans is pretty strong. This was probably just a breaking point.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:57 04/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Korean must be a funny language: Apparently, 'patriotic' and 'stupid' are synonymous.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:54 04/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well according to them, acting crimes because of patriotic motives are not regarded as crime at all

    They are celebrated as heroes instead

    I mean, WTF?!

    I find koreans as cancer of this planet

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:56 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Do you have proof that "they are celebrated as heroes instead" or are you just bullshitting?
    Do they get bonuses? National mention?

    No? Then your comment is trash.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:26 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anon ALWAYS delivers

    http://globalvoicesonline.org/2007/08/15/korea-national-hero-or-terrorist/

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:37 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    06:56 05/03/2010 Anonymous

    On October 26, 1909 Prime Minister of Japan Itō Hirobumi was assassinated by An Jung-geun, a Korean nationalist who was against the Annexation of Korea by the Japanese Empire.
    Ito himself was not eager to make Korea under Japanese rule.

    Go and see wikipedia for detail.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%C5%8D_Hirobumi [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itō_Hirobumi]

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:25 04/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Whether you're Korean or not shouldn't matter. Nationalists from any country that get easily butthurt are usually idiots. There's loving your country, and then there's being totally ignorant about it and trying to ruin other countries' "something-or-other" to make themselves feel good.

    I do wish that people would get off Korea's back because of a small fraction of its population ruining it for everyone, but obvious there will be no mercy considering how tarnished America's reputation has become the last few decades.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:45 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    But the Japanese 2channers shouldn't hack the Korean government website. I'm half Japanese myself and Japanese are the people who often go overboard without noticing themselves.

    But you'll be so surprised that a significant chunk of Japanese wants to get rid of 2ch for years of promoting bad internet habits and shady deals. Korea at least have common rules to outcast someone in the internet if allowed. Then again, 2ch is always lurked by unproductive social outcasts, insecure freeters, NEETs and sociopaths.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:14 04/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    People on 2ch and Sankaku generalize as much as Korea is nationalistic~

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:37 04/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just wait a few more months and the stupid ddos attack will turn into world war III

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:13 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mulder and Scully are on the case

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:55 04/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    rar, this is the most entertaining news story I've read lately, ohhh what will happen next week~!

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    Comment by Fonzer
    22:25 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    relevant video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOFMX3eKNaU&feature=response_watch [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOFMX3eKNaU&feature=response_watch]

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:18 06/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    2ch started revenge against korean cyber attack?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5j_xB5MdXs

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:27 06/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Koreans DoS 2chan and Japs are creaming and crying to FBI.

    LOL

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:25 06/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ok I already know I'm going to get smashed to death with all the Korean insults towards me, so I'll just put this simple. Can't we just stop the fighting of comments? I believe this isn't helping either side and it just continues. hell it took me about 30 minutes just to scroll and read the comments. Lets just go back to reading new news on Sankaku complex?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:35 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dear Customers and Users of PIE.us,

    Today on March 4th at 9:30am PST, PIE.us staff visited FBI San Francisco to provide records of attacks on 2/28/2010 and 3/3/2010 to their "Cyber Crime Specialists".

    PIE.us has also contacted FBI office in Tokyo and Seoul over the phone to express our sincere concerns on possible future attacks against U.S. corporation.

    We have included not only a list of IP addresses but also patterns of attacks, what portal(s) it was led by, different protocols used to attack multiple servers on PIE.us network with automated scripts.

    Also, there are many blogs written in Japanese and Korean stating the involvement of an attack.
    We have documented many blogs to help specify whom some attackers are.

    We cannot comment further about this ongoing investigation and what method we are using to detect these criminals.
    If more technical issues arise that affect our network services, you will be notified.

    At last, we would like to ask everyone who has attacked, and/or is planning to attack tomorrow to halt all actions.
    PIE.us will be on "code red" which is the highest alert level along with our partners from Asia and the U.S. to focus on defending our network.

    The sole reason for PIE.us reporting to FBI is not for a revenge, nor wishing anyone to be arrested.
    We are just wishing these types of hate activities to stop around the world.

    Also, we just want to sleep in peace.

    Pacific Internet Exchange
    Ryan Iwasaka

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:23 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Everyone outside of this website knows that the main reason the Koreans hacked the site was because russians were posting celebratory remarks for the murder of that korean student in Moscow. The koreans have every right to stop that kind of hate speech.

    The second lesser reason is some japanese posters claimed the vancouver judges were bribed by Korea to give Kim Yuna the gold.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:45 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bullshit. They have no right to do anything even for that. Hate speech is still protected under the basic freedom of speech and expression in any democratic society. You may disagreed with what was said, you can try to debate, or you can even fire back with your flames. But when you made the attempt to cause actual damages in retaliation, in this case crashing the server and interrupt the services. You've cross the line and needs to pay the consiquences. The day when people have to watch what they say just because physical retaliations would be justified, our society is no longer civilized.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:23 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm Chinese and Korean soldiers were the most brutal of Japanese forces in WWII.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:37 07/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Um you do know that Korea was enslaved by the Japanese during WW2..right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:19 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Vulnerability of the United States server.
    The one to have taught new method of attack to power that hated US such Al Qaeda.
    It will be controlled to arrest the criminal,and to do compensation claim.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:55 06/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What a gigantic waste of time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:29 07/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So, did the Koreans launch their attack or not? Today's the 6th...

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:07 07/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yep they did attack
    However, the PIE dudes were ready this time around with their defense wall made of adamantium with nintendonium alloy.

    Thus the attack was nothing but some noticeable spikes

    However, the dubai server remains dead

    RIP dubai server

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    Comment by RinTohsaka
    06:11 06/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    stupid korean attacking on one of there own "japan is asian to you know" instead of realizing the fucking enemy here is american "with there so called white supremacy attitude and a group of asian cowardly traitor white wannabe"

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    Comment by RinTohsaka
    06:04 06/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    stupid fucking korean attacking one of there own "japan is also asian you know" they should at least be smarter and realize american is the fucking enemy here "with there white supremacy and stupid asian white wannabe traitor group grow up and learn your enemy korean!

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:45 06/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

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    21:04 12/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

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    Comment by Anonymous
    15:31 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Koreans should stop raging at everything said about them. If they want to make a better impression, stop being so sensitive.

    Its time to get the old World War 2 grudge go.

    Look at Japan we Americans Nuke their asses to the Stone Age and turned Tokyo into a fiery pit. And Guess what they're our best friends and allies now.

    Japan respects and loves the USA, the Atomic Bombs have be forgiven and forgotten.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:32 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's naive to think that ALL the Japanese absolutely love the USA. Getting nuked twice between a couple of days and lose two major cities wouldn't be considered a passing memory.

    Why would Koreans worry about WWII?
    If anything the Japanese had to pull out of Korea because they were losing WWII. The tensions between the two countries go way before that.

    Your comment really needs to get cleaned up...

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:28 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    As a Korean, I denounce this behavior.

    Just because someone bashes a person from your country does not give you a right to crash their server for it.

    What they say is their business. It changes nothing.

    Surely my fellow Koreans, you should know better. And I'm quite sure you have much more productive things to do.

    To those from 2ch I apologize for this rude behavior, I am quite sure this will be dealt with.

    Do not let these losers convince you that we are all like this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:03 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Let me explain how things seem to work in the US.
    Big money company has a complaint, turns out the complaint stems from people in another country and it cost them some big coin.
    They use the new trendy war on terrorism thing to tell the F.B.I. they want charges filed.
    Some guy at the F.B.I. looking for a promotion tracks down Koreans.
    Even though the Koreans thought they were attacking 2ch (the Japanese) someone gets to look important if they can some how make it look like the attack was made on America on purpose.
    Supporting evidence is pulled from a place usually reserved for wiping with toilet paper.
    America threatens the Koreans to turn over all those involved.
    They are extradited to the US, convicted (obviously) and hidden some where that no satellite can find and deeper then any burrowing animal can dig never to be seen again except for when they turn in all the people they know as terrorists due to friendly "persuasion"

    And Japan chuckles.

    I think thats about right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:52 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think you should turn your bullshit into a novel.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:14 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    GOOD JOB DOOOOOOOOD.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    06:58 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This really is an epic example of making mountains out of molehills.

    Actually I don't think this is even a mole hill and instead it's an ant hill.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:42 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fire ants bites hurts like motherfucker
    try to step on that ant hill!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:26 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now imagine if they all used what 4Chan usually uses (LOIC, BWRaep, etc.) in their raids instead of just F5. They already blew the server up by just refreshing; it would probably nuke itself if this happened.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:02 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    There is only One Race the Human Race. All else is nothing. Whether you are Ethiopia, German, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Persian, you are all just human.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:58 05/03/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not really, "Some" persian dudes can wind back time, that's something far out there








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