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Tuesday, July 16, 2013


I wonder if they really got hacked - or is it another example of a contrived "crisis" to attract attention?

Early Sunday morning, anonymous hackers attacked the MoveOn website in an apparent effort to silence our efforts to get justice for Trayvon Martin. Help make sure this attack backfires—please chip in $5 to beef up our cyber-defenses and keep pushing for racial justice.

Chip in $5
Dear MoveOn member,
On Saturday night, George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the killing of Trayvon Martin.
Then, on Sunday morning at 9:47 ET, MoveOn's website was hit by a massive cyber-attack from anonymous hackers—evidently in an effort to silence our ongoing efforts to demand justice for Trayvon.
Whoever did this thinks they can harass and intimidate us into silence. But we will not be silenced. 
In the hours since the attack, our ace tech team has worked overtime to get our site back up and running. And Attorney General Eric Holder has already announced that the Justice Department is investigating potential civil rights violations in Trayvon's killing and the subsequent prosecution.
Now we need to take our campaigning to the next level, to make sure the strongest possible civil rights case is brought against George Zimmerman—and change the laws that led to this tragedy in the first place. Will you chip in $5 to help fight back against anonymous attacks on and demand justice for Trayvon Martin?
Yes, I'll chip in $5.
While we were under attack, MoveOn staff couldn't access some of our most essential tech tools. Over 100,000 people were blocked from signing a petition started on our site by the NAACP calling for the Justice Department to bring civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.
We can't let these anonymous hackers harass and intimidate us into silence.
Step one to fight back is to repair all the damage that was done and build stronger defenses to prevent similar attacks in the future. Step two is to double down on efforts to correct this miscarriage of justice.
Paralyzing MoveOn for a few hours was a big blow. Taking us out for a day would be a disaster. Our 8 million members are everywhere, fighting bravely to change this country, working on timely campaigns—they can't wait for the tools and back-up we provide. We need to be ready for the next attack—and we will be. 
These are significant expenses, and not ones we budgeted for. Will you help us protect ourselves from future malicious attacks and continue to invest in powerful tools that are changing the country? 
Yes, I can chip in $5 to defend against anonymous attackers and keep pushing for Justice for Trayvon Martin.
Thanks for all you do. 
–Anna, Patrick, Alejandro, Jess, and the rest of the team
Anyone want to define "racial justice" for me?

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