reply to rebus9
Re: Go Daddy outage far reaching
said by rebus9:You means immature kids?
Doesn't take much to upset the bad guys these days.
Stuff like these are half-assed actions anyhow, people these days don't truly understand the cause and effect of attacking someone bluntly without caring about the ripple effect on the world.
You might have caused tons of businesses to lose profit, which if thought selfishly by Anonymous, would complete their objective of making them abandon or blame GoDaddy for something.
A smarter method of beating someone, is simply outdoing them and pressuring people to change that way. Granted this probably won't work if society is corrupted.
(ISP in North America has generally a bad reception, but Google experimented with Fiberhood and outdid most of the bad ones and people realize that it's a good way to change things)
But malice would only attract malice in the end and this would turn into a cycle of revenge between businesses and individuals on the internet.
Maturity and ettiquettes has surely degraded in the last so years...
Funny because I'm younger than modern analysts and knows it takes much more than just DDoS attacks to cause change to occur in a society. It's either Anonymous doesn't have the guts for a more deeper complex action that creates said change, or they fear said change themselves, hence the need to hide their faces behind a mask, because they fear their own actions. Or maybe they fear each other? In any case, people are driven to action by fears, whether it's caused by another or caused by themselves.
It's fiction but, why does Superman doesn't wear a mask? I think the response to that was that hiding your identity would cause paranoia to the public/society, hence you cannot just remove that mask one day, because of the built up paranoia against you. That mask is one you wear forever. It applies to all the fictional 'superhero' characters and you can sorta see a connection on how the general public view them in sum.
You're probably over-thinking this. Vandals do it for amusement. The GoDaddy attacker probably did it for the thrill of bringing down a major registrar and a few million websites.... plus all the media attention. He's probably loving life right now knowing half the world is talking about him. Same reason you see kids acting out in class-- they crave the attention, even if there is a risk of punishment.
In the GoDaddy case the attention-seeking activity was illegal, hence the anonymity-- same reason criminals wear masks.