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How to get root on, a step-by-step of how Anonymous gained root access.

Auth ssh

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This brief text file shows how simple it was for anonymous to get  access  to Greg Hoglands website

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The Pirates guide to DoSing the MPAA

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The pirates guide to DoSing the MPAA

If you haven’t heard about the attack then you can read more about it here, I’m going to discuss what it is and how it is done.

What is a Dos, a Dos is a Denial of Services attack it basically stops web servers from running buy telling the web servers that lots of users want to access the web site, they are a common method of attacking a web site and are use buy the “hacker” to extort money or just to get some Lultz.

When does a DoS become a DDoS? The extra D is for distributed so you now have a distributed denial of sevices attack, they can be distributed by many means such as spy bots or throw forums when groups of people want to take down a site such as the recent anti piracy attacks.

This is the most simple and will be what I will demonstrate in this tutorial.

There are lots of tools to perform this task such as the SkyNet Dos tool or the LOIC low orbit ion canon.

  1. Get the LOIC.
  2. Type in the web addresses URL or the IP address of the target.


There are more options such as UDP or TCP attacks, it also allows you to target specific port such as an IRC room or a particular web service.

IRC Tutorial: Getting on IRC

Chatzilla screen open on query window (IRC-Client)

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Thanks to the administrators at dark hoods we now have our own IRC chat room

Port: 6667 or 6697 for SSL
Channel: #HackoBlog

In this tutorial I hope to get new users on to IRC

What is IRC?

Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of real-time Internet text messaging (chat) or synchronous conferencing. It is mainly designed for group communication in discussion forums, called channels, but also allows one-to-one communication via private message, as well as chat and data transfers via Direct Client-to-Client.


The first thing you will need is a client the client will allow you to join IRC Channels (chat rooms) kind of like a web browser.
Here are A few,

MIRC (Windows)

Hydra (Windows)

Trillian (Windows)

Miranda (Windows)

Pidgin ( Linux/ Windows)

Konversation ( Linux)

X-chat ( Linux/ Windows)  more help for Xchat

ChatZilla ( Linux/ Windows)

and many more, go have a look around the net for a while there is no rush. Now you need to know the address, for this example we will join using ChatZilla.

(commands can be different in client and servers please see the appropriate documentation)

The command is usually /attach(address goes hear ) (port number) or with /SERVER in most IRC clients so go a head and type it in.

As it is a default port we don’t need to specify the port, if you do however then it would look like this.

/attach 6667
/SERVER 6667

6667  is the default port in most IRC servers.

In some IRC client you specify the address in a dialogue box in that case the address is and the port would be 6667

Now you have joined the server its now time to register you nick name.

To create or change a nickname just type.

/NICK “crazy_nickname”

No quotes and remember no spaces either.

OK on the Gray Hoods server we have NickServ to protect nick names so once you have  a nick name that is not already registered type this command.

/msg NickServ register “Password” “”

No quotes and put your password and email in there OK!

To re-identify yourself on return visits just type.

/msg NickServ IDENTIFY password

OK now we have registered the crazy_nickname lets join a channel.

Type /list for a list off all the channels when you find one you like type /join #chan_name, the main Hack o Blog channel is #HackoBlog so go ahead and type

/join #HackoBlog

OK and that’s it, Important notes don’t annoy people, harass people, steal nicknames, spam, or be annoying at all you will get slapped or banned. AND DON’T FEED THE BEARS!

I might add a Mibit widget at some point.