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[–] tendiesonfloor 1 points 28 points (+29|-1) ago  (edited ago)

They're not hacking to shut down the site. They're hacking to get information about people that frequent here. It's a state-sponsored actor.

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[–] Chempergrill 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I received an invalid SSL certificate warning when visiting voat in the past week ... once and only once. Could have been a sophisticated MITM attack, or a fluke( if that's possible).

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[–] PuttItOut [S] 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

That is weird. Let me know if you see this again.

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[–] dv1155 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

If it's truly state sponsored actors, they have the master VeriSign keys and could spoof a legitimate certificate which your browser would accept.

Did you get the actual error the certificate returned?

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[–] 10281323 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

It could be both, an attempt to shut down the site while they use the information to go after everyone who frequents here, although if it truly is a dig for information, they're likely going to want that information leak to stay quiet to keep their targets using the same service (like they tried to do initially when they found the Al Qaeda messaging forums, and the Op sec was ruined by some New York Times and Washington Post reporters revealing the trick to the world).

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[–] Womb_Raider 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I remember deciding you were a shill once... I can't recall why though.

What makes you so sure this is a state sponsored attempt to reap data?

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[–] Stormc12 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

"Information about the people that frequent here" If anybody is smart enough, they'll try to avoid positing any important info about themselves on a site like this