GoDaddy attack likely a psyop to discredit Anonymous while pushing cyber security executive order
by Mike Adams
Monday, September 10, 2012
It is likely no coincidence that on the verge of President Obama’s plan to sign an unconstitutional Executive Order (EO) implementing police state cyber security measures, the internet gets hit with one of the worst DDoS attacks ever perpetrated. Today, GoDaddy got “nuked” with a highly-coordinated DDoS attack, taking down its name servers, websites, hosted email and all its internal phone systems. (See original story here.)
The mainstream media is blaming “Anonymous” for the attack, but this is almost certainly a cover story. The problem with being an anonymous group is that anyone can claim to be you. What’s even more revealing is that the attacker who claimed responsibility for the attack openly stated he is not part of Anonymous. His twitter name was “Anonymous Own3r,” eluding to the hacker slang of someone “owning” a selected target. This term is often used in online video games. It means this user is saying he achieved victory over Anonymous, not that he IS Anonymous.
The attack itself was devastating not only to GoDaddy’s customer base, but also to the reputation of Anonymous itself. That was probably the whole point: to make Anonymous look like a group of online terrorists when, in reality, the real Anonymous group historically only attacks selective targets with strong ties to the police state.