UFC's web site latest victim of cyber attack

The Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act may be in limbo at the moment in the US Congress but that didn't stop a hacker group from launching a cyber attack on Sunday against a SOPA/PIPA supporter. MMATorch.com reports that the UFC.com web site was the victim of the attack by a group which calls itself the Underground Nazi H4ck3rGr0up.

The group redirected the UFC.com web site to another site controlled by them for a number of minutes on Sunday before UFC.com was restored. The group claims that it launched its attack on the mixed martial arts company because of its SOPA and PIPA support.

Perhaps even more interesting than the UFC.com hack is the reaction to it from the company's owner and president Dana White. In posts on White's Twitter page, he makes it clear that he didn't care about the official web site of his company being the victim of a cyber attack.

In one response to a person asking about the cyber attack, White says, "I'm in the fight biz not the website biz!! Might be a big deal to other companies not mine."  White made it clear he was more interested in watching the NFL playoffs on Sunday rather than be worried about a cyber attack on the UFC.com site.

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Why would I want a cookie? Can you explain your joke to me, went over my head. I remember hearing that exact phrase over 30 years ago in elementary.

JHBrown said,
Why would I want a cookie? Can you explain your joke to me, went over my head. I remember hearing that exact phrase over 30 years ago in elementary.

It's a phrase given to someone who complains. Personally I don't have any issue with Neowin news stories. At the end of the day regardless how they are written they give then news I need to know about. After all Neowin is the place where unprofessional journalism looks better.

I am a member most of the "big" tech websites. Why does it seem like Neowin is the only site that reports and sometimes encourages the "e-thugs"? This is a serious question! It seems that some of their reports are just thrown up on the front page, just to have something on there. When I look this front page and compare it to other front pages, I really see the unprofessional journalism.

JHBrown said,
I am a member most of the "big" tech websites. Why does it seem like Neowin is the only site that reports and sometimes encourages the "e-thugs"? This is a serious question! It seems that some of their reports are just thrown up on the front page, just to have something on there. When I look this front page and compare it to other front pages, I really see the unprofessional journalism.

Do you want a cookie? All I have is chocolate Chip

Open Minded said,
These attacks are going to be used by the government to justify more control over the web. As with any problem that keeps repeating, laws will be made to stop it. I wish the group/s that are doing this crap would quit, as it's not helping our argument for a government-free Internet.

Just going to throw this out there.
DDoS attacks are the closest thing the internet has to non-violent protests.
For a few hours the subject is difficult to reach and can't go about it's business. Afterwards nothing has changed.

Derges said,

Just going to throw this out there.
DDoS attacks are the closest thing the internet has to non-violent protests.
For a few hours the subject is difficult to reach and can't go about it's business. Afterwards nothing has changed.

There is not such thing as a inofensive cyber attack. DDos is specially dangerous because:

a) it is pretty hard to protect against it. It requires an expensive infrastructure and administrator specially in those cases.

b) If the victim is using a cloud pay-per-use then the bill could skyrocket in minutes, costing thousand of dollars.

These attacks are going to be used by the government to justify more control over the web. As with any problem that keeps repeating, laws will be made to stop it. I wish the group/s that are doing this crap would quit, as it's not helping our argument for a government-free Internet.

Open Minded said,
These attacks are going to be used by the government to justify more control over the web. As with any problem that keeps repeating, laws will be made to stop it. I wish the group/s that are doing this crap would quit, as it's not helping our argument for a government-free Internet.

you really think people like anon and its follower sheep are smart enough to realize this? Im just sitting back getting ready to laugh when sopa / pipa gets passed.

Everytime I hear of these hacks and whatnot I load the site and it appears normal. Kinda pointless, IMO.

xiphi said,
Everytime I hear of these hacks and whatnot I load the site and it appears normal. Kinda pointless, IMO.

Right? It's like "Ooo, we redirected your website to ours for a matter of minutes, FEAR US FOR WE ARE SCRIPTKIDDIES!"

And why -should- he be worried about his website going down? If you're a real UFC fan, you already know schedules, stats, and the like. It's not like his business depends on a website.

joep1984 said,
And why -should- he be worried about his website going down? If you're a real UFC fan, you already know schedules, stats, and the like. It's not like his business depends on a website.

The revenue stream that is sports advertising?

boumboqc said,

Congrats man.
I agree with you.
Spirit Dave <-- U wasting my bandwith.

So you think taking down UFC was beneficial to the cause of these idiot hackers? And I'm wasting your bandwidth? Shame you don't have unlimited like I do then You know what makes me laugh about people like you? YOU'RE a herd of sheep following hackers you don't know anything about just as much as the people following the government. You're so blinded by their stupid crusades that you can't see past your own computer screen. Pathetic.

Spirit Dave said,
Pathetic.

Take a break , you dont have to be an asshat everyday of your life. Get of the moral high horse. You complain about not seeing past a PC screen , but you're agruing on one ... Irony ? Much ? Oooh yes.