Subject: Fw: [Ows_solutions] Fwd: [NYCGA Internet] Fw: Occupy Philly hacked in conjunction with Occupy Boston, Seattle, Atlanta police raids?
From: Jake
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 02:46:35 -0400
To: internet_working_group@googlegroups.com


Forwarded message:

From: Ori Livneh <ori.livneh@gmail.com>
To: Robert Christ <rjc53@cornell.edu>
Cc: Tom Gillis <thomaswgillis@gmail.com>, ows_solutions@freenetworkfoundation.org, Devin Balkind <devinbalkind@gmail.com>, Jake <jakedeg@gmail.com>, opbrain@gmail.com, Occupy Indy <occupyindy@gmail.com>, Ted Schulman <ted@tedschulman.com>, Ron Suarez <ron.suarez@loudfeed.com>
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2011 10:40:08 PM
Subject: Re: [Ows_solutions] Fwd: [NYCGA Internet] Fw: Occupy Philly hacked in conjunction with Occupy Boston, Seattle, Atlanta police raids?

Some advice:

1) rootkits on donated machines could've been put there by law enforcement. Just this week, the German government admitted to using trojans to spy on its citizens. If at all possible, one or more of the infected machines should be turned off and set aside for forensic analysis. If this is not possible, try to at least make an image of the hard drive using something like TestDisk. This could be used as evidence.

2) A simple way to protect against malware is to disable (better yet: remove) the hard drive and boot the machine using a linux live CD. I particularly like Puppy Linux. It is vitally important to require each user to reboot the machine before use. Make sure someone trustworthy burns the CDs, and verify the checksums before installation.

3) Additional advice could (and should!) be sought from the following communities on reddit: /r/netsec, /r/HackBloc, and /r/computerforensics.

On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 9:09 PM, Robert Christ <rjc53@cornell.edu> wrote:
Hey all, I'm finance at OWS.  One of the cities I'm in regular contact with is Occupy Philli.  They claim their internet outreach was hacked simultaneously with the Occupy Boston Police Raid.  Apparently they were nervous enough about it to pass the information to me, their contact in NYC.  I promised I'd pass their IT guy's info (that's steady Dan) to our Internet team. 

so yeah, one of the members of our Internet team should call this Dan guy and see what all the fuss is about.

Thanks guys, you're doing a fantastic job!
Bobby Finance

On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 5:33 PM, Ori Livneh <ori.livneh@gmail.com> wrote:
There are a lot of people (myself included) that might be able to help. It'd be very handy to know what you need help with.


On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 8:02 PM, Tom Gillis <thomaswgillis@gmail.com> wrote:
I'm not really sure - just saw that this was posted to the Internet
Group and wanted to alert Opensource about it.   Original message was
from Robert Christ <rjc53@cornell.edu> who I'm assuming is with Occupy
Philly - he's probably the person to contact.  Or else Steady Dan at
856-842-8696.  I'm pressed for time to take care of some other things
now so I was just reaching out to Open Source to see if somebody could
help on this.

On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 7:55 PM, Aaron Williamson
<aaronw@softwarefreedom.org> wrote:
> On 10/13/2011 07:46 PM, Tom Gillis wrote:
>> Anybody on the ground at Open Source that can help?
>
> Can you explain what you mean by this, Tom?  What kind of help is needed?
>
> Aaron
>

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