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As readers will know from the foot of this website, it is hosted by PDPS who, in the person of Ian Parker-Joseph, take care of all technie matters that I may experience.

You may have noticed that there has been a little disruption on my site over the past few days, especially with people getting a 503 not available message.

 

I am of the opinion that this has been caused by one of the posts which went up earlier as it is since then that strange events have taken place. First, briefly, some background. On the 23rd March 2012 a blogger by the name of Tim Rustige was arrested at his home in Altringham, Trafford in a ‘cross border operation’ by officers of Grampian and Greater Manchester Police. His home was simultaneously searched and personal items removed. Rustige, together with the secured items, were then transported directly to Aberdeen where he was kept in the cells over the weekend and released on bail on Monday 26th. (you can read further on Rustige’s arrest here and here.)

It is almost a mirror copy of the ‘cross border’ raid on Robert Green’s home, where computers and notebooks were removed by Grampian Police, while officers from Cheshire Police remained outside the house, or the 7 hour raid on the home of Hollie and Anne Greig, also by Grampian Police whilst the local officers remained outside, this time not only removing items from the home but also damaging and trashing the property in the process.

I wrote to David Cameron to complain about the conflation of devolved matters on 11th April and again on 27th May. On 16th May I also wrote about how difficult it is for any constituent in Witney to contact their Member of Parliament. It was around the 16th May that ‘attacks’ on my website began, albeit only one or two; unfortunately this has now increased to such an extent that it results in what amounts to attempts of brute force entry into my blog by the Police National Network, the MOD, an un-named Government department and a whole range of financial institutions using Rippers software. Witness:

 

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It would appear that anyone who writes anything about the Hollie Greig campaign comes under an intimidating barrage of abuse by officials. A misuse of power if ever there was one – just what and who are they protecting. (it took a while to work out why the financial institutions, but then realized they have a vested interest in this case, more on that in the next few months from the Hollie Demands Justice website ).

 

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Similarly PDPS Internet has suffered exactly the same fate (above) although they are now used to this abuse as they also host the Hollie Demands Justice website. The attacks on myself and the hosting company are from the same IPs that regularly attack the HDJ site and remove content; witness:

I am advised that the missing documents were the result of a visit from the Police National Network using Rippers software.

To bring the matter of these unwarranted attacks up to date, this morning the following is what the MoD were trying to enter and/or alter using Rippers on this site:

Blocked: 82.109.66.150, on 2012-05-30 07:55:41, using ‘Mozilla/4.0 (compatible;)’, trying to access ‘/?p=450′
Blocked: 82.109.66.150, on 2012-05-30 07:55:41, using ‘Mozilla/4.0 (compatible;)’, trying to access ‘/partnership-media-group-ta-govnet-communications-2/feed/’

Blocked: 82.109.66.150, on 2012-05-30 07:55:41, using ‘Mozilla/4.0 (compatible;)’, trying to access ‘/partnership-media-group-ta-govnet-communications-2/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/albion2251.jpg’

Blocked: 82.109.66.150, on 2012-05-30 07:55:43, using ‘Mozilla/4.0 (compatible;)’, trying to access ‘/partnership-media-group-ta-govnet-communications-2/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/favicon.ico’

Blocked: 82.109.66.150, on 2012-05-30 07:55:44, using ‘Mozilla/4.0 (compatible;)’, trying to access ‘/partnership-media-group-ta-govnet-communications-2/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/76160_1558991947025_1602086596_31309933_8237166_n.jpg’

Blocked: 82.109.66.150, on 2012-05-30 07:55:44, using ‘Mozilla/4.0 (compatible;)’, trying to access ‘/partnership-media-group-ta-govnet-communications-2/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/78_fullsize.png’

Blocked: 82.109.66.150, on 2012-05-30 07:55:45, using ‘Mozilla/4.0 (compatible;)’, trying to access ‘/partnership-media-group-ta-govnet-communications-2/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/54_articleimage.png’

Blocked: 82.109.66.150, on 2012-05-30 07:55:46, using ‘Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0C; .NET4.0E; InfoPath.1)’, trying to access ‘/partnership-media-group-ta-govnet-communications-2/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/albion2251.jpg’

Blocked: 82.109.66.150, on 2012-05-30 07:55:47, using ‘Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0C; .NET4.0E; InfoPath.1)’, trying to access ‘/partnership-media-group-ta-govnet-communications-2/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/76160_1558991947025_1602086596_31309933_8237166_n.jpg’

Blocked: 82.109.66.150, on 2012-05-30 07:55:48, using ‘Mozilla/4.0 (compatible;)’, trying to access ‘/partnership-media-group-ta-govnet-communications-2/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/favicon.ico’

Blocked: 82.109.66.150, on 2012-05-30 07:55:49, using ‘Mozilla/4.0 (compatible;)’, trying to access ‘/partnership-media-group-ta-govnet-communications-2/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/zt94dk.jpg’

Blocked: 82.109.66.150, on 2012-05-30 07:55:49, using ‘Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0C; .NET4.0E; InfoPath.1)’, trying to access ‘/partnership-media-group-ta-govnet-communications-2/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/54_articleimage.png’

Blocked: 82.109.66.150, on 2012-05-30 07:55:50, using ‘Mozilla/4.0 (compatible;)’, trying to access ‘/partnership-media-group-ta-govnet-communications-2/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/top-50-right-wing-blogs1.png’

Blocked: 82.109.66.150, on 2012-05-30 07:55:50, using ‘Mozilla/4.0 (compatible;)’, trying to access ‘/partnership-media-group-ta-govnet-communications-2/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/54_articleimage.png’

Blocked: 82.109.66.150, on 2012-05-30 07:55:50, using ‘Mozilla/4.0 (compatible;)’, trying to access ‘/partnership-media-group-ta-govnet-communications-2/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Sidebar.jpg’

Blocked: 82.109.66.150, on 2012-05-30 07:55:50, using ‘Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0C; .NET4.0E; InfoPath.1)’, trying to access ‘/partnership-media-group-ta-govnet-communications-2/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/78_fullsize.png’

Blocked: 82.109.66.150, on 2012-05-30 07:59:00, using ‘Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0C; .NET4.0E; InfoPath.1)’, trying to access ‘/partnership-media-group-ta-govnet-communications/’ MOD

Blocked: 82.109.66.150, on 2012-05-30 07:59:09, using ‘Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0C; .NET4.0E; InfoPath.1)’, trying to access ‘/partnership-media-group-ta-govnet-communications/’

 

Since the above, the following also took place:

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I also have a problem with my old Blogger website in that when acting as administrator I am no longer able to delete any comment on any post other than my own. By way of explanation, on blogger beside each and every comment there appeared an icon in the shape of a dustbin which on clicking then provided the administrator the ability to delete that post – all those little dustbins have disappeared. It may be due to the move from .com to .co.uk and Blogger did not ‘transfer over’ all administrator facilities. If any blogger still on blogspot would care to confirm that they have not lost the ability to delete comments, I would be greatly appreciative – failing which it is reasonable for me to assume that I can small a rat as the ability to ‘censor’ comments was lost around 20th May, which is the last occasion on which I attempted to enter my old blog as an administrator.

 Reverting to the letter from Turner Parkinson LLP I have written to Google requesting that as I am unable to remove those posts naming names, perhaps they would do so in view of what looks like court action. I have also requested that they supply me with the IP and email addresses of those comments – again stating I need that information pending possible court actin – and it would not surprise me were it to be shown that all the comments in question originated from the same source.

 That behaviour by the State, such as recounted above, can happen in what we are told is the ‘mother of democracy’ beggars belief, on the contrary such behaviour is that which is associated with the USSR of old, China or North Korea.

Anyways, let us see what unfolds in the days ahead – and yes any further attempts to hack this blog will be publicized.

Update: Further investigation of my blog showed that the sidebar images had been tampered with causing them to loop, which in turn caused an increase in CPU usage. It is not possible to state who tampered with them, but it is odd that this should have happened at a time when other questionable visits have taken place.


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14 Responses

  1. Just a brief comment – for the moment. I’ve had trouble accessing your blog all day today (30th May) and I can confirm that comments on my Google blog can be deleted no problem – I deeply suspect that any problem removing your administrator rights, particularly regrading deleting comments has nothing to do with your blog move

    • david says:

      Just for the moment? Interested in what is to follow.

      Thanks for the info regarding admin rights – beginning to think along the lines you intimate.

  2. Desperate Den says:

    Some interesting developments up to this point.

    You’re quite right to consider what the coming days may bring as the tools of the Establishment are many and one never knows just how they will be put to work.

    It is very disappointing to see this unfolding as it is. It certainly appears that one can question little nowadays without some form of sanction being placed on the few who dare quiz the received wisdom of those, our ‘betters’.

    For any state to actively control the fundamental rights of any citizen who wishes to make comment on any matter deemed to be in the public interest is worrying to say the least – and such intent certainly don’t bode well for those of us who wish to see fair play and desire to hold onto the notion (perhaps mistakenly) that the State (in our case) should do no harm or cause no undue or unwarranted inconvenience to those it is charged to protect.

    • david says:

      Agreed. There is nothing of course to stop those mentioned responding to show what they were trying to do, is there?

      • Desperate Den says:

        ‘There is nothing of course to stop those mentioned responding//’

        One would think not but in this, our benighted country, silence and sleight of hand (mostly innocuous and sometimes useful or entertaining attributes) are both employed to their fullest extent – with great prejudice and negativity – by those who watch.

        It’s sad to see how far we have descended into becoming a society under the scrutiny of those who need not answer.

  3. A/C says:

    Could be sometimes someone at the MoD at lunch time reading your blog.

    Might be someone today got access denied when trying to read your blog this lunch time.

    • david says:

      Anyone can read my blog – you obviously do not understand the instances noted were attempts to gain access to administrator rights……

  4. Dave_G says:

    The unwarranted attention can only mean the subject matter is indeed worthy of reporting and that some people, of obviously high status, are increasingly worried.

    Maybe a torrent upload of the facts, secured by an as-yet-undisclosed password, could spread the word to an extent sufficient to make any further attempts at censorship worthless (as the Climategate2 files have done) or dangerous even????

  5. Don’t let them grind you down, you’ve simply done nothing wrong! You have not broken any law etc.

  6. Thomas Gibbon says:

    SFAIK, the Rippers browser was introduced by the US military. It’s designed to scrape a copy of a website for offline browsing (say when you go offline on a sub patrol or into a SCIF). Now used by Executive including DoJ and DHS.
    Seems it’s jumped out of US jurisdiction. Odd. May be CSC.
    If it’s being used to alter your website, that’s not only very odd but on the face of it cyber-terror.
    May be fools rather than knaves, but hang on to all those logs!

    • WfW logs are backed up every 24 hours, but during sustained attacks such as this, hourly.

      • Peter C says:

        I’m a little confused here, perhaps someone could elucidate. As far as I know ‘ripper’ software (of which there is a huge range from commercial to freeware offered) simply allows one to take a complete copy of a website, that is, to copy all the pages, linked resources, pics, video, etc., including framed and hidden or protected content. You can see why the police or security services would find this useful and it is just as useful for someone who needs or wishes to browse particular content off-line, but it is not in any meaningful way illegal, open access via the internet makes it all public content anyway.

        In order to take administrator or control rights in order to delete or amend content one would, I believe, have to hack into the owner’s or host’s account or management software in order to do so, something that is definitely illegal and criminal and unless the police have some form of legal exemption this would presumably make it extremely unlikely they would do it. It is a fair assumption the security forces would not care less about the legalities, nor would those knowingly acting criminally so I do not rule out improper behaviour in this case. That said, if you have the logs etc. then surely there is direct evidence of criminal activity taking place which should be robustly and publicly prosecuted?

        • Peter C,
          Yes you are right there are a lot of commercial ripper style programmes. However what these bods are using is Rippers 0 which is produced by Bluecoat Systems, and has capabilities to update, retry, edit, delete, browse as well as copy.

          What happens is that an offsite version of a target website is created, giving the ripper the capability to then monitor the site offline by updating using the RSS feed, and changing and altering content using the microblogging capabilities of the website itself using the Atom and XML-RPC publishing protocols.

          and you will never know its being done…..until your content goes missing.

          Take a look at the post above, and look at what the blocked IP address at the MOD were trying to access..

  7. john in cheshire says:

    David, I recently sent you an email. I’m just wondering if you received it. You no longer appear to have an email address on your website.

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