July 20, 2012
As the visitors of War Is Crime could have noticed, our website was offline for some days lately. Now it’s back but — missing the articles published in May, June and a half of July.
We’ve been attacked many times before, so there’s nothing really new to us in it, but this time they’ve used a really “heavy artillery”, entirely destroying the very heart of any website — the database. And they didn’t just suddenly “bomb” it, but first hacked the FTP access to the script files and modified the one that was responsible for daily database backups. It’s just a value of one variable in just one line in many thousands, so who would have noticed? And they didn’t change anything else that time, to avoid us getting alarmed before the date.
And then came their D-day, a couple of days ago, and we’ve found we’re missing our entire database, without which a modern dynamic website just cannot work and which contained all the articles ever published at War Is Crime since the day one, August 15, 2008 — it all disappeared as if it never existed.
Well, of course we have our backups kept offline, but our most recent posts, from the early May to the 20th of July 2012, have been lost. Bit by bit we will restore some of them manually, but it’s going to take some time.
You know what this website is dedicated to, so you know that the forces most interested in shutting us are those in quite official power. They have at their disposal lots of what they call “legal measures” to get rid of any medium that annoys them. And yet, they prefer to use their army of hackers, just like they’re using Blackwater and Muslim Brotherhood mercenaries in Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, now Syria, soon Iran, and then probably Turkey. Why? Because there is not a single state in the so-called “civilized” world that isn’t criminal to its core. So, they’ve got so used to the criminal way of “solving problems” that it was just natural for them to proceed this way in this particular case of War Is Crime.
Well, they made us do some otherwise unnecessary job. But that’s all they could achieve. We’re up and running, and, thanks to this experience, can see even better through these wolves in shepherd’s clothing.
Hey down there in the abyss! You pretend to be toppermost masters. But you are masters only for those who agree to be your slaves. We do not. And, trust us, we’ll keep on doing our best to make the number of your beloved sheep-like humans diminish with every day compared to those breaking free.