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Tue Sep 12, 2017, 03:58 PM

About the GREAT DU HACK.

I'm not really aware of what went on.

I remember surfing over to the DUmp in the evening and it was already gone.

Did the hack happen before the outcome was decided?

Why'd they pull DI? Same server?

If Hils won, would it have been taken offline by Skins?

Was DI taken down as a grudge to prevent us from proper timely mocking?

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Reply About the GREAT DU HACK. (Original post)
PrescientWon. Sep 12 OP
Daves Not Here Man Sep 12 #1
PrescientWon. Sep 12 #3
Jardinier Sep 12 #2
MumblyPeg Sep 12 #4
Da Mannn Sep 12 #6
MumblyPeg Sep 12 #42
D26-15 Sep 12 #7
Doctor_R Sep 12 #5
D26-15 Sep 12 #8
MumblyPeg Sep 12 #43
Muddling Through Sep 12 #13
Magyar Heidinn Sep 12 #15
outside Sep 12 #9
Horsefeathers Sep 12 #20
PrescientWon. Sep 12 #31
Pennsylvania Sep 12 #45
liberalguy Sep 12 #10
RCW2014 Sep 12 #12
liberalguy Sep 12 #17
Doctor_R Sep 12 #24
D26-15 Sep 12 #46
RCW2014 Sep 12 #39
Oldgeezer Sep 12 #18
liberalguy Sep 12 #26
Oldgeezer Sep 12 #30
MsJaneFuzzyWuzzy Sep 12 #38
Bubba Sep 12 #41
Nightmare Is Here Sep 12 #11
imwithfred Sep 12 #14
D26-15 Sep 12 #47
Doctor_R Sep 12 #49
Horsefeathers Sep 12 #16
Muddling Through Sep 12 #19
RATFINK_5.0 Sep 12 #25
RATFINK_5.0 Sep 12 #21
Carl Sep 12 #23
RATFINK_5.0 Sep 12 #27
Carl Sep 12 #28
Carl Sep 12 #22
Smoke Sep 12 #29
Grateful Bread Sep 12 #32
Carl Sep 12 #33
Grateful Bread Sep 12 #34
Carl Sep 12 #35
Grateful Bread Sep 12 #36
Carl Sep 12 #40
D26-15 Sep 12 #48
HerasHeaddress Sep 12 #37
Stars Sep 12 #44
Sjond Sep 13 #57
Crazy D Sep 13 #58
Fred Sanford Sep 12 #50
Doctor_R Sep 12 #51
Fred Sanford Sep 12 #52
Doctor_R Sep 12 #53
Fred Sanford Sep 12 #54
sobek Sep 13 #55
steve brown Sep 13 #56

Response to PrescientWon. (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 04:01 PM

1. I don't think admins care about your "bag of dicks" posts.

They're making $ off your account(s).

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Response to Daves Not Here Man (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 04:06 PM

3. it's ok... David needs the $

Wife being unemployed and all.

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Response to PrescientWon. (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 04:02 PM

2. I think it went down about the time the very first results were coming in.

DI maybe was taken down when they panicked and were pulling plugs out of the walls.

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Response to PrescientWon. (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 04:10 PM

4. if I recall,

it went down about 6PM EST.
I think most are pretty much convinced skins took it offline to stop the meltdown as well as the subsequent outpouring of threats of violence and anarchy.
These ARE DUmpasses, don't forget. It would take skins 6 months to sort through all the USSC investigations.

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Response to MumblyPeg (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 04:16 PM

6. 6PM? wasn't that before the results came in? Did Hillary's team know in advance?

they did cancel the fireworks after all...

the rest of the country had no clue what was going to go down. The pollsters did, but they weren't talking yet as most of the country was still voting.

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 07:34 PM

42. yea it happened pretty

early... around 6 or 7 Eastern. It was way early when it went offline.
I saw skins try to resurrect it a couple of times, probably restoring backups or something, but every time he brought it online, same thing happened again within minutes. After like the third try he just left it shut off and we were reduced to trolling the DUmp facebook page

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Response to MumblyPeg (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 04:20 PM

7. I Agree. There was about to be a storm of posts

that were not going to look good for DU. Had to take it down.

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Response to PrescientWon. (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 04:14 PM

5. I may be wrong, but

about 5:00 pm or a little before that, du(h) went down. (Was taken down.)

skinner's wife worked(s) for cankles in some capacity, so she probably had access to internal polling. Don't forget, cankles canceled the fireworks a few days before the election even happened.

Discussionist was pulled down to even the score. skinner didn't want us enjoying the evening at his expense.

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Response to Doctor_R (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 04:22 PM

8. That's what I took away from that whole "hackers" thing as well.

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Response to D26-15 (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 07:38 PM

43. Not many people

agree with me, but I think it was a time-bomb from either a current or long ago departed admin.
I saw it come back online several times after he very obviously restored backup data, and within minutes, the script was spreading from post to post and hijacking them as it went along. He finally gave up and just shut it off and went and got drunk... or whatever it is that socialists do when cankles went belly-up

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Response to Doctor_R (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 04:39 PM

13. That sounds about right.

I left work at 430pm EST and it was still up, trip took about 45-50 minutes and when I checked my phone at a traffic light, nothing would come up.

I agree w/ your assessment about DI being taken down; after all the crowing from the Hillbots up to election day the response would have been "interesting".

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Response to Doctor_R (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 04:40 PM

15. "skinner didn't want us enjoying the evening at his expense"

That sums up the entire affair.

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Response to PrescientWon. (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 04:27 PM

9. I remember DU going down before any results came in.

The champagne was on ice and the DU was ready to party.



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Response to outside (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 04:44 PM

20. And then everything went catty whompus!

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Response to outside (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 05:11 PM

31. that's an epic video.

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Response to PrescientWon. (Reply #31)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 07:59 PM

45. I've watched it 25 times

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Response to PrescientWon. (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 04:34 PM

10. No, it was for-real hacked.

Reasonable people can speculate about how urgent the admins were about bringing it back though given the election results.

There was no apparent reason for taking DI down.

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Response to liberalguy (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 04:38 PM

12. Like hell it was...

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #12)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 04:42 PM

17. Were you there?

It was hacked early afternoon, visitors saw a takeover page.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10137748

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Response to liberalguy (Reply #17)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 04:53 PM

24. You don't think the

administrators have the ability to fake a hack? "Were you there?"

They shut the site down for a couple of weeks, made a few minor software problems, and "eased" it back up. They only allowed star members on for the first few days.

Then, when it was opened to all members, the changes were revealed.

There have been no responses to posts on the "ask the administrator" page since sometime in June.

They have lost interest.

They are certainly "hands off" here too ever since this site came back.

CLEARLY it wasn't "hacked."

They had a bad case of the "boo-hoos," and just shut the entire thing down so they didn't have to deal with it.

Their facebook page got more activity than it has EVER had.

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Response to Doctor_R (Reply #24)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 08:06 PM

46. Yes.

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Response to liberalguy (Reply #17)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 06:40 PM

39. Yes I was and I realized it for what it was... Hell, the Clinton camp canceled the

fireworks over the Hudson the day before the election so they knew them gig was up.

https://www.bing.com/search?q=hillary+clinton+canceled+fireworks&FORM=QSRE1

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Response to liberalguy (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 04:42 PM

18. You know that How? "No, it was for-real hacked." There have no updates to DU'ers

As to what happened. They still ask on occasion either in the open or Ask the Admin.
DI went down because DU/DI share servers was the explanation upon return

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Response to liberalguy (Reply #26)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 05:06 PM

30. Why do I care about a Ron Paul chat forum exactly. Is Skinner a member?

Maybe I'm missing sarcasm...I hope.

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Response to Oldgeezer (Reply #30)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 06:32 PM

38. Sometimes, one just makes one's self look silly.

From the link:

11-08-2016, >>>> 04:15 PM
Democratic Underground Got Hacked

which coincides perfectly with my memory.

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Response to liberalguy (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 07:19 PM

41. Yeah, I Agree.

I don't know anything about hacking, and I certainly can't fathom the workings of the Administrators' minds.

But don't they make money based on how many visitors their site gets?? Election Night 2016 woulda been the most profitable day in their history, no matter the outcome.

In my life, I've been unhappy, depressed, angry, morose, fearful, and every other negative emotion you can think of. But I NEVER wanted my income to dry up.

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Response to PrescientWon. (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 04:35 PM

11. Skinner did not want ANOTHER visit from the Secret Service over his minion's threats

 

They earned him a visit in the past if memory serves correct.

He knew if he left the DUmp up and running that there would be more threats than could be counted.

DI was taken down for spite.

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Response to PrescientWon. (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 04:40 PM

14. it was late afternoon, almost suppertime in the Sandhills, when it was taken down.

Earlier the same day, say about mid-afternoon, it'd been announced that the supporters of Messalina Agrippina had cancelled the ordered fireworks. I'd always had a suspicion that the polls were lying, and this confirmed to me that the Democrats, liberals, and primitives had been lying, that Donald Trump actually had a chance to win.

Skins pulled it down before any vote totals from anywhere were released, although at the time it was getting close to Kentucky and Indiana to begin putting out their numbers.

Skins pulled DU Jr. because much of the software is related to Skins's island. Publicly he was fearful breaches could be made, but privately he knew that excuse was a charade.

If Skins had the slightest notion Messalina Agrippina was going to win, he would've kept Skins's island up, so as to give hypertensive ol' Bob, the Master's Nemesis primitive, a chance to gloat at decent and civilized people, and to give Lamond, the MrsCorpio primitive, the opportunity to "school" us.

Too bad alas for Bob and Lamond.....

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Response to imwithfred (Reply #14)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 08:10 PM

47. ...

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Response to imwithfred (Reply #14)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 08:30 PM

49. Actually...

"But the Coast Guard tells TMZ ... Clinton's camp reached out on Thursday -- 2 days after her fireworks plan was uncovered -- to say it wouldn't be shooting off the 10" aerial shells, after all."

http://www.tmz.com/2016/11/07/hillary-clinton-cancels-fireworks-election-night/



The fireworks show was canceled on the Thursday BEFORE the election.

By my calculations, that would make November 3rd the date of the cancellation.



TMZ link found here:

"According to TMZ, “Clinton’s camp reached out on Thursday to say it wouldn’t be shooting off the 10″ aerial shells after all.”

http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/07/hillary-clinton-cancels-victory-fireworks-show/

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Response to PrescientWon. (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 04:41 PM

16. I relish the memory of Lefty

yammering and crying on the DU Facebook page at the time. It was priceless!

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Response to PrescientWon. (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 04:43 PM

19. I've been skeptical about the "hack" since shortly after the election.

One reason was the lag in bringing either site back up; that only occurred once the approved "talking points were out.

As noted, no reason to take DI down except for spite.

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Response to Muddling Through (Reply #19)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 04:55 PM

25. Uh , he took it down b/c there was no way to access it due to a DNS attack.

"Approved Talking Points" is another canard - it simply hasn't happened.

Jury rules & procedure were amended, but I think that was done b/c they had the opportunity while seaching for malovent code & while site was down. User passwords had to be rechanged, but that's the price we all have to pay anymore for these cyber transgessions.

Go no further than today's problems w/ Equifax.



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Response to PrescientWon. (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 04:45 PM

21. Same hack as DI & I believe a conservative discussion group connected w/ these ...

Conservative Underground - ?

It was a Trump/Putin cartoon that resembled a Terry Gilliam animation for Monty Python. The animation prevented any access to these sites & I believe was acting, therefore, as a DNS or 'Denial of Service' attack.

The animation showed trump rising, then appeared putin & I think the Russian Army. It ended w/ the Statue of Liberty being mutilated and drowning in blood. I would show you but would have had to do a screen capture that evening. By morning Skinner had taken all these sites offline so the animation was no longer available. Neither were the websites.

At home I post from an android phone and I have yet to install an app to do a 'screen capture'. At work I have access to multiple computers, servers, monitors, etc., & can effect a screen capture from my work station. I am at the office at this time.

I tell you this because you have doubted my assertion and noted I failed to provide a link. There is no link. Only the possibility that someone may have done a screen capture that evening.

I'm sure Skinner doesn't show the animation b/c it contains malicious code.

I am convinced it was the Russians teaming w/ the Trump Campaign.

Got to gogo do some errands and gogo home. I'll be posting again in a few hours . . .

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Response to RATFINK_5.0 (Reply #21)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 04:51 PM

23. It is available on youtube.



Your entire screed is false.

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Response to Carl (Reply #23)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 05:01 PM

27. That's a different one from what I saw election night here at DI.

I've noticed Trump's minions like to pull a lot of Bait & Switches.

Your animation is the wrong one that appeared.

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Response to RATFINK_5.0 (Reply #27)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 05:04 PM

28. It is a screen cap so happened.

You can see the website in the browser window.

I put up,your turn now or you know what.

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Response to PrescientWon. (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 04:47 PM

22. The island of misfit mongrels has a history of "going down" when skins senses that

he won`t be able to keep the locks and chains on the cages.

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Response to PrescientWon. (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 05:04 PM

29. I don't think anyone really thinks DU was hacked

And the general consensus was that Skin-head took down DI to shut us up

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Response to PrescientWon. (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 05:41 PM

32. And here we have

an entire thread of people who literally know nothing giving their expert opinions.

There are exactly three people who know the reasons the sites were taken down. And none of them are posting here.

Everybody else is just blowing air out of their assholes.

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Response to Grateful Bread (Reply #32)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 05:43 PM

33. Why does it seem to piss you off?

It is a message board...deal with life.

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Response to Carl (Reply #33)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 05:46 PM

34. It doesn't

It's just amusing to see all these blowhards expounding on things they literally know nothing about. I haven't a clue why the boards went down - I wasn't here for it. Nor do I care. But reading this thread is like watching apes attempt astrophysics.

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Response to Grateful Bread (Reply #34)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 05:47 PM

35. Then ignore the thread.

Easy solution.

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Response to Carl (Reply #35)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 05:49 PM

36. Ignore me

Easy solution.

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Response to Grateful Bread (Reply #36)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 06:46 PM

40. Like you have done with Shkreli

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Response to Carl (Reply #40)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 08:16 PM

48. He does seem to love him some Shkreli.

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Response to PrescientWon. (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 05:58 PM

37. I don't blame Skinner

a bit for taking everything offline for a while. It was a smart business and personal decision.

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Response to PrescientWon. (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 07:49 PM

44. The way the nutters here

are obsessed with DU I'm surprised you folks don't have second by second screen shots.

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Response to Stars (Reply #44)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 09:11 AM

57. But Hillary supposedly cancelled fireworks, so DU hacked itself!

Don't you see the connection????? Didn't you see the paperwork?????

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Response to PrescientWon. (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 08:35 PM

50. Before election day, Crooked MeeMaw had already canceled her fireworks. She knew. Her people knew.

Skinner knew.

Lefty may slobber up that "hack" bukkake, but Fred won't.

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Response to Fred Sanford (Reply #50)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 08:43 PM

51. See:

https://www.discussionist.com/10151470279#post49

The fireworks were canceled the Thursday BEFORE the election.

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Response to Doctor_R (Reply #51)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 08:48 PM

52. Yep. They knew. They KNEW.

Plenty of time to come up with the...LOL...."hack".

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Response to Fred Sanford (Reply #52)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 08:55 PM

53. Of COURSE

they knew.

What other excuse is there for canceling the fireworks 5 days before election day?

That's why du(h) was shut down.

They wanted to spare themselves the embarrassment.

The time between the fireworks cancellation and election day is when they came up with the Russian "collusion" BS.

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Response to Doctor_R (Reply #53)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 09:00 PM

54. No question about it, Doctor.*

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Response to PrescientWon. (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:16 AM

55. I'm in disagreement that Skins

would commit a felony by lying about this hack. He has too much to lose.

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Response to PrescientWon. (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 08:50 AM

56. there are a lot of signs they were hacked

Like the thousands of missing posts that were never restored. Or the fact that he kept html code turned off for a long time after the site was back up.

They were also hacked briefly a couple months later.

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