Online marijuana legalization group Team Vendetta, working in concert with the shadowy hacktivist collective Anonymous, has announced the “aPOTcalypse,” which is what it is calling a new phase of direct action against cannabis prohibition.
“When Team Vendetta joined the legalization movement, one of the things that we wanted to accomplish was to bring something new to the movement,” our source in Team Vendetta told Toke of the Town on Monday afternoon. “Also, we have noticed the polarization of the 420 community due to infighting, so the team wanted to develop something that would help bring the cannabis community back together again to fight the war on cannabis oppression as one.
“We would like to give the 420 community an online voice and the power to protest on a different level,” our source told us. “Anonymous is actually one of the newest and truest democracies, due to its collective decisions. Its own checks and balances ensure that Anonymous is just not another bully, but rather a collective conscience as a whole.”
“Team Vendetta has decided to give you a new voice and weapon to fight the oppressors in the war against cannabis,” our source said.
“This form of protest is illegal, but it is peaceful and nonviolent, and requires collective approval and involvement to accomplish,” the Team Vendetta member told us. “This form of protest is new to the 420 community and empowering and also exciting.
“This form of protest is called a DDOS attack, and unless you are skilled it takes a large number of people to execute,” our source told us. To perform a successful DDOS attack, you need the right target, and a large number of people firing LOIC and HOIC cannons, along with a variety of other weapons.
“Basically, you are firing layers of information packets and overriding the target’s system, until it shuts down,” the Team Vendetta member told us. “The target is usually up again in a few hours, but it lets the target know you are unhappy with their actions.
“Team Vendetta would like to show you how this form of protest is done, so the 420 community can start to have a new voice in a new age of technology,” our source told us.
“Basically, there are three things you need to perform a DDOS attack,” the Team Vendetta member said. “One, you need a proxy or some form of online anonymity. Two, you need a target. Three, you need a weapon to attack the target with.
“We will provide you with these basic elements and teach you how to use them for pure ‘educational purposes,’ ” our source said with a wink.
“1. You need some form of proxy to hide your identity (we will be covering this with posts starting 12-17-12)
“2. The target (starting on 12-18-12 we will talk about choosing a target
“3. Your weapon (on 12-18-12 we will post about LOICs and HOICs and the other web tools and give links to download each) *LOIC and HOIC = Low Orbit Ion Cannon and High Orbit Ion Cannon
“On December 19 and 20, we will go over all subjects (again, just for educational purposes),” the Team Vendetta member told us.
“Release of the Team Vendetta Cannon: HARPI (High Attendance Redundant Packet Injector) in the following daze,” our source promised. “Stay tuned!”