Hacktivist Maintains Attack on Westboro Baptist Church

Thursday, March 24, 2011

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The denial of service (DoS) attack initiated by The Jester (th3j35t3r) against websites operated by the controversial Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) have now exceeded four full weeks in duration.

The sustained DoS attacks which began on February 21st represent a duration record for the hacktivist who is best known for his regular attacks on militant Jihadi websites as well as for an attack on the WikiLeaks website in late November of 2010 that forced the organization to shuffle Internet hosting providers.

The Jester uses a DoS tool he calls XerXeS (video) to perform an application level attack which can be performed by a single low-spec machine with relatively few packets, whereas traditional TCP-based DoS attacks require multiple machines.

The XerXeS tool has been employed to disable multiple WBC websites in a relentless campaign to hamper the church's continued use of the Internet to broadcast hate speech.

The Westboro Baptist Church has made a name for itself by staging vocal protests at the funerals of U.S. military members killed in action, and often uses shocking tactics and inflammatory language to gain the attention of the media.

The Jester posted the following update on the attacks at Pastebin earlier this week:

GODHATESFAGS.COM - Tango down 1 Month and counting. (THAT'S 4 WEEKS)

Also all of the Westboro Baptist Church secondary domains (listed below) - Also their 3rd party hosted blog hosted at:

http://blogs.sparenot.com/index.php/godsmacks - TANGO DOWN

That's one whole month WBC???? I thought you guys were just rebooting? Also why did ya remove all ya websites from your official letterhead:

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Americaisdoomed.com     - TANGO DOWN

priestsrapeboys.com     - TANGO DOWN

godhatesireland.com     - TANGO DOWN

godhatesmexico.com      - TANGO DOWN

godhatescanada.com      - TANGO DOWN

Godhatesfags.com        - TANGO DOWN

sparenot.com            - TANGO DOWN

thebeastobama.com       - TANGO DOWN

yourpastorisafrak.com  - TANGO DOWN

godhatestheworld.com    - TANGO DOWN

godhatessweden.com      - TANGO DOWN

Jewskilledjesus.com     - TANGO DOWN

godistheterrorist.com   - TANGO DOWN

godhatesamerica.com     - TANGO DOWN

godhatesthemedia.com    - TANGO DOWN

signmovies.com          - TANGO DOWN

signmovies.net          - TANGO DOWN#

fredthemovie.com        - TANGO DOWN

hatemongers.com         - TANGO DOWN

stay frosty

th3j35t3r

There's an unequal amount of good and bad in most things. Trick is to figure out the ratio and act accordingly.

The Westboro Baptist Church has made some other powerful enemies in the hacktivist community this year as well.

Rumors had circulated in February that the rogue movement Anonymous may target the WBC after the posting of a press release that was purported to be from an Anonymous supporter.

The press release was dispelled as a hoax by the hacktivist group who insisted the text was a publicity stunt executed by WBC members.

Supporters of the Anonymous movement did however end up defacing a WBC website during the course of a live radio interview (video) after representatives of the church taunted the group repeatedly in the media.

As for The Jester's continued DoS attacks, it looks as if the hacktivist is committed to keeping the WBC's online outlets for hate speech down indefinitely.

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TurboKitty Hanson I sincerely hope (even though I'm an advocate of freedom of expression) that WBC crawls back under the rock it came from ... forever
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Wendy Jo Grant-Hardin The Jester is my hero
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Tom Coats I suppose that th3j35t3r is 1337, but he is definitely ambiguous. Attack WikiLeaks, attack Anonymous and now attack WBC. This guy is all over the map. I think I will stick with my "protect the infrastructure" schtick and say he is just crazy, not worth defending not worth attacking. But the theater is pretty good.
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eric gustafsson as an iraq veteran i hate those assclowns for their repeated demonstrations at military funerals and their hate mongering of those of us who chose to fight for our country. keep on making their lives a living hell and let them know that jesus thinks they are fraking hypocrites for judging Americas Veterans!
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