The DDoS botnet is not your problem, and we will not make it your problem by handing over private information that you have entrusted to this board under the explicit expectation of anonymity.
If you thought the ham-handed burgling of people’s pms was bad, enlisting the help of the FBI is exponentially worse due to their greater expertise at accessing what's in the database. It is a doxxing of his entire board - a gross breach of privacy - forever securing the breadth of the .org data on an FBI server - ripe for the fishing.
I received an email from kfools requesting a meeting. Given his unscrupulous history and contempt for members of the community, my initial reaction was to trash it.
After thinking it over, it seemed obvious that he was hurting and wanted a deal, so I dispatched CP because he handles the board's lightwork.
I was dismayed by the news that the sale to Teacher was a deception in an attempt to further abuse the community. He resorted to extortion
as a last-ditch effort to re-victimize long-standing members. Furthermore, the fact that Teacher can be leveraged in such a devious plot raises its own set of eyebrows.
I was less than shocked to learn that the deal he wanted was for him to be a mod here, and he would make CP a mod there. I assure you, no such relationship will ever exist between the two forums. We hold ourselves to a higher standard, and we have too much respect for the members of the community to ever so much as entertain an association, let alone an alliance.
He now has his members on guard, scrutinizing each other in some Orwellian ruse to ferret out perpetrators of the DDoS attack. He has to know that this 28 million strong bot army is in no way associated with his member list. I can only conclude that this is yet another scheme to set up members for further brutalization.
The attack is over, for now, but we have taken additional measures, beyond those taken initially to mitigate the risk, to ensure the community remains in the event of another sustained attack.
In closing, this board's refusal to reach out to government agencies for assistance in no way implies that we are anti-government, anti-police, etc. What we are is pro-privacy. If anything criminal happens within these walls, the government has specific procedures in place to ensure they ascertain the precise and limited information required to conduct their investigations. We will hold them to the constitutional standards by which they are bound.
Oct 25, 2020, Phelix_Dacat
Oct 25, 2020, bludog
Oct 25, 2020
Go to original post on Oct 26, 2020 12:12pm
After the recent attack on this community, we worked alone and worked swiftly to mitigate our exposure to such attacks. The thought of enlisting the help of federal agencies was never on our radar, and it never will be. Granting federal agencies the accesses required to assist would violate the core principles on which this board was founded. Short of a court order, no information about any member of this board will ever be shared.