If the much heralded Distributed Denial of Service DDoS attack by #Anonymous cult followers #OpTrialAtHome actually succeeds in really bring down, or making unavailable to most users, the GCHQ website,
then senior officials and politicians must be sacked, because they will have shown that they are not fit and proper people to be in charge of the United Kingdom's internet cyber defence (or attack) systems.
If GCHQ fail to defend themselves, there must be sackings or resignations
If there really is a "successful" Denial of Service, noticeable even by technically illiterate journalists around the world, for more than 1 hour, then the GCHQ / CESG / British telecom managers in charge must resign or be sacked and they should be publicly named and shamed, so that other potential employers and the electorate can be made aware of their complacency or incompetence.
If the DDoS actually lasts into Sunday morning, then Iain Lobban, the Director of GCHQ must resign or be sacked
If the DDoS actually last into Monday morning, then Robert Hannigan, Director General, Defence and Intelligence at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office must resign or be sacked
James Quinault CBE, Director, Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance, at the Cabinet Office must resign or be sacked
If the DDoS actually lasts into Monday afternoon, then Simon Fraser CMG, the Permanant Secretary at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office must resign or be sacked.
If the DDoS actually lasts into Tuesday morning, then Rt.Hon. William Hague MP Secretary of State for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office must resign or be sacked.
No doubt William Hagues's SPADs and spin doctors would then try to shift the blame onto bRt.Hon. Francis Muade, the Minister at the Cabinet Office,
because is supposed to be in charge of the Office of Cyber Security & Information Assurance (OCSIA) and he has already been politically damaged by his stupid "jerry cans" remarks during the recent petrol buying panic.
However, Spy Blog predicts that the ferocious grip on power and job security which these officials and politicians spend millions of pounds of taxpayers money to preserve,
will not be weakened by the #Anonymous #OpTrialAtHome cult followers.
A second week of entrapment ?
For the second week in a row, they have deliberately set the appointed time of their attack: 8pm on a Saturday night to miss the print deadlines for the Sunday newspapers, which set the political news / pressure agenda for the following week. Nobody will be ringing up the GCHQ or Foreign Office switchboard to complain that the website is unavailable on a Saturday night, which they might do during normal office hours.
Even though this has been pointed out to them (not just by Spy Blog), the fact that they did not choose a better media coverage time, shows either boneheaded incompetence or a more sinister Agent Provocateur agenda e.g. to fake "evidence" of a cyber threat, to help
justify the evil Communication Capabilities Development Programme #CCDP, whilst doing no real damage.
on GCHQ on Saturday 21st April
at 8pm BST & 3pm EDt
@AnonAteam is asking
all Anons to fire lazers
This weeks message is a little clearer on the the timing, but observers should still expect some of the attackers to be confused by the hour's difference between British Summer Time and Greenwich Mean Time / UTC
Many claims of "Tango Down" are untrue
Sadly, there have been several online journalists and commentators who have taken the claims of "#TangoDown" i.e. a successful DDoS attack as being true, without independently verifying this for themselves.
Watch out again for stupidly premature Twitter cries of "#TangoDown" whenever an #Anonymous cultist fails to connect their web browser to http://gchq.gov.uk
as advertised above, even for reasons which have nothing to do with any DDoS at all.
N.B. none of the following URLS actually point to web servers and they have not done so for at least the last couple of years:
Either in order to align with their https//: SSl / TLS Encryption Digital Certificates, or because they do not understand
or care that the shorter the web URL the better to attract visitors, all of these websites need the full "www." in their URLs:
http://www.mi6.gov.uk (Secret Intelligence Service MI6)
http://www.sis.gov.uk (Secret Intelligence Service MI6)
http://www.mi5.gov.uk (Security Service MI5)
Remember also that Twitter tends to "shorten" both the URLS http://www.gchq.gov.uk and http://gchq.gov.uk into a link which displays as "gchq.gov.uk"
Note also, that just like last week, the www.gchq.gov.uk website does not actually run off a webserver on the advertised 18.104.22.168 address anymore, there
is a 302 temporary redirect to random looking urls e.g.
Watch out for the "Bait and Switch", like last week, when the puppet masters controlling the sheeple who are participating in this attack will try, without any proper coordination or planning, to switch their "lazers" to other , softer targets than GCHQ, whilst still somehow claiming this to be part of the same publicity stunt.
What exactly are they claiming to protest about this time ?
Can anyone detect what the #Anonymous cult followers are pretending to / claiming to be protesting against GCHQ about this week ? Is it about the
unfair Extradition Act 2003 extraditions to the USA or is it about Communications Capabilities Development Programme #CCDP or what ?
Their online ramblings are, probably deliberately, unclear.
No warnings about the illegality of DDoS, again
Yet again, the #Anonymous cult followers are being advised either by idiots or by Agent Provocateurs, to use DDoS tools like LOIC or HOIC, neither of which
do anything to anonymise the source computers participating in the DoS attack.
How many gullible people will be arrested as a result of this DDoS attack against GCHQ ?
Exactly as with last week, there are no warnings about the risk of legal prosecution which participants in this DDoS attack on GCHQ are facing - up to 10 years in prison - see the previous Spy Blog article.
If people choose to participate in this attack, in spite of being fully aware of the risks, then they are free to do so. The devious lack of legal warnings, coupled with calls for lots of new participants, smacks of entrapment or the typical contempt for their "expendable" followers which cult leaders so often display.
As expected, so far, there has been no noticeable interruption of service when Spy Blog has tried to access the GCHQ website since 8pm