Bob Owens

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UFC’s White KOs Anonymous hackers

Written By: Bob - Jun• 28•12

Here’s a news item you don’t see everyday: Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White thinks he might have had a hand in helping bring down some Anonymous hackers.

You should have seen the kind of tweets their Twitter followers were sending me. All these mysterious threats, like, “We’re watching you” and “We can find you.” I told them, Come find me, you f—in’ nerds. Here’s my hotel. I’m in Chicago. Come find me.

It was a Twitter war for days. And that’s when it gets fun. You get these guys engaged, you get ‘em going, and that’s when you get the FBI involved. Because there’s so much piracy of UFC merchandise, the FBI was already monitoring everything that was happening. But after Anonymous hacked our site, we also got U.S.¬†Immigration and Customs Enforcement, part of the Department of Homeland Security, involved. And it helps when they know when and where the hackers are going to attack. So I put my chin out there, and we knew they were gonna punch it. Two weeks after they attacked me, a lot of them started getting busted. I think we contributed to that.

Do I find it hilarious that a “stupid” fighting organization CEO and former boxer apparently set-up self-important “l33t” hackers for a takedown?

Yes… yes I do.

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