The War of Whistleblowers: WikiLeaks vs Jester

It's official ...someone named "Jester" (@th3J35t3r) has taken down whistleblower site "WikiLeaks" as he/she claims on their Twitter page:


" - TANGO DOWN - for attempting to endanger the lives of our troops, 'other assets' & foreign relations #wikileaks #fail"


I can confirm that as of 4:45pm Central Time, Nov 28th that is not responding properly - and when the site does respond (seemingly at random) the reply isn't the online whistleblower website - but rather what appears to be the default page of a brand new installed web server:




It works!

This is the default web page for this server.

The web server software is running but no content has been added, yet.



So ... the war of words continues... and hacktivism lives on.


Monday, Nov. 29th, 2010 Update...

One interesting speculation ...Tom Brennan demonstrated an interesting attack at OWASP AppSec DC earlier this year against web servers - a Layer 7 attack that's essentially unstoppable and absolutely deadly.  Could the Jester be utilizing that attack vector which is Slowloris-like?  It would sure be interesting to see some packet captures, wouldn't it?


Link to the OWASP tool:

Labels: Hacktivism
(anon) | ‎12-01-2010 04:28 PM

Interviews with The Jester and Videos of XerXes DoS Attack in Action

Several interviews with The Jester, along with two videos he made for Infosec Island that demonstrate the XerXeS Dos attack in action, can all be found HERE:

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