After Dana White, the president of the Zuffa’s Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), threatened Anonymous calling them cowards, the hacktivist collective responded by breaching the UFC’s official website and defacing it as part of OpUFC.
The whole thing started after White publicly revealed support for the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Right after that, on January 24, the UFC’s official website was hacked and altered to redirect visitors to an anti-SOPA site.
According to USA Today, UCF reported that no important data was obtained by the hackers, but Zuffa’s president came forward with a statement.
“Keep hacking our site. Do it again. Do it tonight,” he told reporters in Chicago. “You know what's happening is? These guys look like terrorists now, and a bill that was about to die is about to come back.”
Anonymous confronted him on Twitter and his “harsh-toned” comments weren’t to the liking of the hackers.
“@YourAnonNews and yes cowards hide on the Internet! At least I'm man enough to say all my [expletive] in public and not hide behind a screen name!!” White wrote in a tweet.
The hackers didn’t wait much before they started digging up for his private information and started dox-ing him, leaking his social security number and every other piece of information they could find on him.
This morning, S3rver.exe, the hacker who not long ago breached Sony Pictures and who’s currently helping out Anonymous hackers, along with others, breached UFC.com and UFC.tv, defacing some of their webpages.
We’ve contacted the hacker on the AnonOps IRC server, the one used by hacktivists, and he provided some details.
“I hacked those 2 sites this morning. One of them has 60+ vulnerabilities and ufc.tv has XSS, BlindSQL Injection and other vulnerabilities,” the hacker said.
When asked about the reasons for hacking UFC, S3rver.exe said that the operation took place after Zuffa’s president called them terrorists and unlike the first attack, this time he claims that they also managed to obtain data from their servers.
We have contacted UFC to find out their side of the story, so stay tuned to learn more.
In the meantime, here's a video made by the hackers to prove they breached UFC:
i kinda feel like Dana doesn't fully understand sopa/pipa/acta. it sucks when your product is stolen via streams, but these legislatures aren't reasonable and certainly shouldn't be the answer. maybe instad of releasing all of dana's information, anonymous should've educated him on these acts.
Terrorist is not Anonymous, terrorist is who say Anonimous are Terrorists !
* Entertainment ... you yes do something on your life and STOP stollen our Money ! * You UFC, * YOU DANA WHITE
Go Anonymous * they all
1. Anonymous claims to support free speech and presents themselves as "freedom fighters"
2. Anonymous attacks anyone that says anything they don't agree with, and especially brutally attacks those that say anything negative about them.
They aren't cowards...they are hypocrites, though. Yes, SOPA is bad and stupid. Dana White is an idiot to support it. But Anon is even worse. How are they any better than big media again? Big media uses their power and influence to shut down those they disagree with. Anonymous uses their power and influence to shut down those they disagree with. Neither really gives a crap about free speech.
I think it is insane that they fight against SOPA because "the Internet needs to stay free" then react like this one someone uses the Internet to express their opinion...I'd rather have SOPA than some group of hackers leak all my information out of anger and revenge just for expressing my opinion about a law...
I'm also a little sick of the blind sycophantic support, too...It's almost like a religion to some people...
Comment #7.1 by: exe on 30 Jan 2012, 12:18 GMT
Agree. They all the same. A few years ago the hacking was about being famous and cool. Now it's all about the money. Peta, Greenpeace and Anonymous don't have principles they'll all working for money.
And who knows, maybe behind the doors Anonymous and the Congress are working for the same employers.
Comment #7.2 by: Anon on 30 Jan 2012, 17:58 GMT
So, you really think you can educate a person like Dana White? When I say a person like him, I mean, someone who is A) Behind the bill (Dana is obviously siding with the RIAA and MPAA lobbies) B) Someone with as big of an ego as him. Also, he challenged them to hack his site... these guys are responsible for taking down PSN and CIA.gov among other sites, did he really think UFC.tv would be a challenge for them? So I ask you this, how are you supposed to fight something that poses imminent censorship without being hypocritical? Just saying, for Anonymous to be "hypocritical" they would need to be censoring free speech of the people of the country. Not the people trying to pass legislation to censor and break the internet. You're stupid, kid.
Comment #7.3 by: Eric on 30 Jan 2012, 20:41 GMT
I'm not saying "educate him", I'm saying "forget him" because he isn't the problem...he's just a man expressing his opinions. Who gives a crap what Dana White thinks? Only children would get so riled up and offended they'd feel the need to "strike back" with such petty absurdity. And yes, it is hypocritical to fight for a "free internet" at the same time you are fighting against a free Internet...
I could tell you how to stop SOPA and PIPA and all the unfair, absurd laws like them. It's easy: pay attention to the government you elect. Stop electing greedy idiots. Oh? Is that too hard? Do people not care enough or not want to spend the time? Are most Amercians that * , that they don't even know how our government even works? Well...no amount of hacking can make up for that gap.
The voters are the problem...if Americans weren't so freaking stupid, Anon wouldn't need to exist...but Anon's "answer" is just as bad and ineffective as American apathy and ignorance...trust me, big business doesn't fear Anon...the real power has always been in the democracy and that has been subverted for a long time now...
Comment #7.4 by: Anon on 31 Jan 2012, 21:41 GMT
Anonymous is trying to stop this bill from passing supporters of this bill are taking away our freedom or at least supporting it. I Believe what anonymous did is try and show this guy that our freedom is not for the taking. they are not forcing there opinions on us only trying to protect our freedom. *SMH*
Dana is way out of his league on this one. He needs to stop asking for trouble. All he is accomplishing is making people leery of buying anything off of his domain. I know I wouldn't. Reminds me of Bush telling Al Queda to "bring it on". I remember our troops were like, "WTF? Is this guy ef'ing stupid? We're the ones who have to stand here and fight while this total boob eggs on the enemy!" I bet Dana's IT admins are pretty much feeling the same way.