Saturday, 14 April 2012

Disclose.tv Seized? Really?

Disclose.tv Seized - Hoax or Hack? 

Disclose.tv is currently showing the following image on every page:


This domain name has been seized by the United States Department of Internet Security Terrorism Task Force and the European Allied Command Operations, in accordance with the International Website Seizure Act , and is under investigation along with its owner(s), administration and membership.

Full civil and criminal legal action will be taken against those who, knowingly or unknowingly, have contributed to acts of sedition, terror-mongering, and possible treason, including links to other sites now deemed a threat to national and international security.

A warrant has been obtained with the assistance of the U.S. Terror Attorney’s Office, for the District of Maryland, authorizing seizure of property and forfeiture thereof, according to 23 U.S.C. #981 and #714(c).



“U.S. Terror Attorney’s Office”? Really?!

This is already being tenuously linked to their YouTube account being shut down.


However, if you're a member I wouldn't start deleting your hard-drives just yet.....


2 comments:

Starcaller Sinorcia said...

I have been lurking and reading and gathering since I woke up this morning and saw the image on DTV. I would like to point out some very interesting facts that either people are overlooking, or too upset(freaked, ignorant, blind) to see.

1- Look at the image posted on the front page of Megaupload and Torrent-finder. Specifically, look at the text within that image. Both images refer to 17 and/or 18 USC. 17 USC(according to law.onecle.com/uscode refers to copyrights, and 18 to crimes(generalized). Additionally, Megaupload's image refers to crimes of Money Laundering, etc.. Now look at the image on DTV. It refers to 23 USC, which according to the same site referenced above, pertains to HIGHWAY law. Highway? Hmm. Ok. Furthermore, would a website hosted in Denmark be subject to US Law? Especially US Law regarding Highways(And no, this law does not encompass "information superhighways".)? Unless I'm missing something here, the site would have to be under international law, of which I see none quoted or referenced.

2- Look at the seals at the top of the images. Let's begin with the Seal that contains the Bald Eagle. Notice how in the Megaupload image, there is a Latin quote; "qui pro domina justitia sequitur", anyone familiar with the DOJ should know this is their motto. But wait, look at the same seal on the DTV page. Where'd the latin go? Where are the three stars side by side? Why is there freedom - justice - liberty on there? Every DOJ seal I look at looks exactly like the Torrent-finder/Megaupload seal. The EACO seal is poorly designed, and has no indications as to what agency it is representing.

3- Search the organizations referenced in the DTV image. US Dept. of Internet Security Terrorism Task Force? Not one official seal or reference. Not one. EACO - European Allied Command Operations? Nada. This is the first instance that both seals and/or references to said agencies have been used. I'm not one to think that that the States or Europe would publicize ALL of their units regarding security, but I would imagine there would be prior information regarding them at SOME point?

4- Anyone with half an understanding of website domain hosting knows what a redirect is. No matter what page you try to go to on DTV, you always, always end up back at seized.html. This is not how seized websites work. They do not redirect you to the same page over and over, but replace the content with the seized image. If you go to megaupload.com, you will get the DHS image. If you go to megaupload.com/index, same image, megaupload.com/?d=RV55QSMQ, same image, etc. If you go to disclose.tv, you are redirected to disclose.tv/seized.html. Go to literally ANY link hosted by DTV. Each and every single time, you are redirected to Disclose.tv/seized.html.

There are quite a few more reasons why I highly doubt that this is serious or REAL, but instead of just taking it at face value, why not maybe read the text contained in the images, or do your research so you can easily discern that the image from DTV has NOTHING to do with the DHS seizures. Homework, kiddies. It's useful out of school too.

Starcaller Sinorcia said...

I have been lurking and reading and gathering since I woke up this morning and saw the image on DTV. I would like to point out some very interesting facts that either people are overlooking, or too upset(freaked, ignorant, blind) to see.

1- Look at the image posted on the front page of Megaupload and Torrent-finder. Specifically, look at the text within that image. Both images refer to 17 and/or 18 USC. 17 USC(according to law.onecle.com/uscode refers to copyrights, and 18 to crimes(generalized). Additionally, Megaupload's image refers to crimes of Money Laundering, etc.. Now look at the image on DTV. It refers to 23 USC, which according to the same site referenced above, pertains to HIGHWAY law. Highway? Hmm. Ok. Furthermore, would a website hosted in Denmark be subject to US Law? Especially US Law regarding Highways(And no, this law does not encompass "information superhighways".)? Unless I'm missing something here, the site would have to be under international law, of which I see none quoted or referenced.

2- Look at the seals at the top of the images. Let's begin with the Seal that contains the Bald Eagle. Notice how in the Megaupload image, there is a Latin quote; "qui pro domina justitia sequitur", anyone familiar with the DOJ should know this is their motto. But wait, look at the same seal on the DTV page. Where'd the latin go? Where are the three stars side by side? Why is there freedom - justice - liberty on there? Every DOJ seal I look at looks exactly like the Torrent-finder/Megaupload seal. The EACO seal is poorly designed, and has no indications as to what agency it is representing.

3- Search the organizations referenced in the DTV image. US Dept. of Internet Security Terrorism Task Force? Not one official seal or reference. Not one. EACO - European Allied Command Operations? Nada. This is the first instance that both seals and/or references to said agencies have been used. I'm not one to think that that the States or Europe would publicize ALL of their units regarding security, but I would imagine there would be prior information regarding them at SOME point?

4- Anyone with half an understanding of website domain hosting knows what a redirect is. No matter what page you try to go to on DTV, you always, always end up back at seized.html. This is not how seized websites work. They do not redirect you to the same page over and over, but replace the content with the seized image. If you go to megaupload.com, you will get the DHS image. If you go to megaupload.com/index, same image, megaupload.com/?d=RV55QSMQ, same image, etc. If you go to disclose.tv, you are redirected to disclose.tv/seized.html. Go to literally ANY link hosted by DTV. Each and every single time, you are redirected to Disclose.tv/seized.html.

There are quite a few more reasons why I highly doubt that this is serious or REAL, but instead of just taking it at face value, why not maybe read the text contained in the images, or do your research so you can easily discern that the image from DTV has NOTHING to do with the DHS seizures. Homework, kiddies. It's useful out of school too.