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AT&T nearly killed themselves by blocking 4chan site

It was reported yesterday that AT&T were on the verge of committing web suicide as they had tried to block access to the 4Chan site.

The site is a home for Internet pranksters and hackers and it seemed AT&T had had enough and had started the first shot of war between themselves and 4Chan’s user base. A fake rumour was posted about the death of AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, attempting to lower AT&T’s stock price. It seems now AT&T have unblocked 4Chan.

In his Bog, Moot the owner of 4Chan had said that it had been a terrible mistake, and for the past few weeks 4Chan had been under a constant DDos attack, and the trick he used meant some Internet users received errant traffic from one of the network switches, a handful of these being AT&T customers. AT&T filtered all traffic to and from 4Chan.org for its entire network, instead of just the affected customers. In the end this was all a bit of a mistake.

Source – theinquirer

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2 thoughts on “AT&T nearly killed themselves by blocking 4chan site”

  1. ace says:

    And once again, it NEVER fails with the incessant lying, as lying is a way of life for these hacker creeps. I salute AT&T for blocking viruses, trojans and nasty spider scripts, as that is what the REAL truth is as to WHY AT&T has flashed the middle finger [blocked] to 4 Chan. Why should AT&T waste time and energy in dealing with viruses, trojans and uncontrollable script programs emanating from the 4 Chan site?

    I don’t condone censorship and I certainly don’t condone lies “in the name of lulz”. The only thing 4 Chan has proven again and again, is that they are infantile and violent. A bunch of two year olds who go on tirades. And just like an out of control two year old, they need some REAL hard slaps from the school of hard knocks.

    Any consequences or denial of internet access to AT&T customers due to NAZI actions emanating from 4 Chan [or any other hacker creeps for that matter], I pray that they are caught, rounded up, prosecuted beyond the extent of the law, thrown in a windowless cell and locked up forever until the day they die.

    I commend AT&T for taking the step forward and I sincerely hope that other ISP’S follow suit ASAP. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. Hackers cause destruction, chaos, waste everyones time and energy. Normal people on the net are SICK AND TIRED of these two year old tantrum antics that 4 Chan displays on a daily basis. These hacker creeps really and truly need to GROW THE F*** UP.

  2. ace says:

    Also, I herd AT&T don’t liek mudkipz, and they were trying to get their share value over 9000 through a series of barrel rolls.

    Those 4chan /b/tards should leave well alone. And no, I am not just bitter because they stole my ecrush Boxxy…