Hackers Attack UFC President Dana White

January 26, 2012
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The hackers that claimed responsibility for re-directing the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s website a few days ago took aim at UFC president Dana White on Thursday, releasing his personal information on the web.

The hackers noted that their takeover of UFC.com was in response to the company’s open support of controversial Internet piracy legislation, SOPA and PIPA.

White discussed the hacking and his company’s support of the legislation following Thursday’s UFC on Fox 2 pre-fight press conference, reiterating their anti-piracy stance.

“Is SOPA the perfect bill, no it’s not,” he said. “The only thing that we’re focused on is piracy. Piracy is stealing.”

He openly challenged the hackers, daring the cyber-bullies to come after them again because they are only fueling the people who actually support SOPA in the first place.

“Keep hacking our site, do it again. Do it tonight,” said White. “These guys look like terrorists now and a bill that was about to die, is about to come back.”

Despite his characterization as terrorists, or maybe because of it, the group accepted the challenge, but instead of going after UFC.com again, they took aim directly at White.

“@danawhite We don’t want your site anymore. We are going after YOU! Follow me for tonights exciting events! #ufc #sopa #acta #pipa,” tweeted one of the hackers, who identifies himself as Josh Matthews with the Twitter account and hacker handle @JoshTheGod.

JoshTheGod, MrOsama, AntiGov, promoting the website UgNazi.com, claimed responsibility for releasing White’s personal information, which included phone numbers, a social security number, vehicle identification number, residential addresses, and other information.

While White doesn’t back down from his company’s stance against Internet piracy, he was clear that he’s not anti-Internet.

“I love the Internet. It helped us grow our biz,” he said.

“(But) people are stealing my (expletive) on the net and selling it or selling ads on it. Me and my partners have busted our ass for 10 years to build the sport,” White continued.

“If you guys want to change the world, good for you! Just don’t steal my (expletive).”

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  • MikeMc1983

    My first thought after seeing his video was that people would take him up on his offer. Dana has the same mentality that hackers do. He has a “let’s fight” stance when it comes to people attacking the UFC, or himself. A lot of hackers are the same way when you attack them. Referring to them as terrorist is something they will take the same way as Dana takes being called a barbarian.
    He used “fighting words” when he insulted them, and then chose to say they didn’t have any effect in him. Now they will try to.

    Not saying I agree with any of these people’s stance, but they look at things differently.

    • MikeMc1983

      Another thing. Someone should tell Dana that he shouldn’t refer to anything as being “safe.” unless he’s trying to make it a target. Shouldn’t have mentioned peoples secure info. I understand why his people tell him it’s safe, but there’s no need to offer up bait. Unless he wants it to be bait. (hackers go after credit card info, they invite the Feds…etc)

  • insane187288

    First off as a fan of the UFC I do not care about his personal information and the people that would exploit his information are the reason our country is in termoil….everyone looking for that hand out. Yes that is an absolute but it is very true. Lets hack the UFC web site yay we are cool..how about you do something productive and hack Taliban websites and see where the next attack on U.S troops are instead of hacking a UFC web site.

    • u better check your facts, the only terrorist is our government, why do you think they want to pass SOPA AND PIPA, so they can control the info we get its call sensorship and control. This is 1 of the sites they will shut down 1st http://www.collapsenet.com/

    • RonnieV

      Insane187288, great post!

  • DubstepDIST

    Well, who in their right mind would support SOPA? Dana White and Zuffa makes enough money, SOPA is garbage and if you support it, you’re a communist.

    • FlowWithTheGo

      How would supporting that **** make you a communist??

  • I am a huge MMA UFC Fan. But If you are openly down with this sick ass Bill Sopa or Pipa ur the face of who they want to use as an example. Now i don’t believe anyone should steal or get info from strangers and use for shelfish ways. Alot of people only focus on the Face value or they pass judgment on those who are looking into a serious prob. This collective has gone after the feds,and Child porn cites wher they have put in some great work. Sometimes in this day and Age you have to go beyond normal means to make things fair and legit. Now it seems Dana only cares about people stealing content or anything from UFC. He doesnt even look into the SOPA Agenda and realize the Big Pic. He even Stated you don’t **** with The Gov lol. Well Maybe he wants to be controled.

    • RonnieV

      Seriously Dude! It’s frickin’ illegal, no matter who they are going after… good or bad. You have no frickin’ clue how much damage some of these sites have caused or can cause. Simply because they wanted to teach somebody a lesson or have a vendetta against someone. This type of crap can ruin companies. I’m against SOPA, but this is the wrong avenue to fight against it.

  • Insane187 This name fits you perfect. You sound like every other Sheep in this country……….? You said Why don’t they do something productive you Abviously don’t even know who they are and what they stand 4. You believe what ur GOV Tells you. They have gone after Child porno sites they have gone after lots of Shady Gov sites and They Look into people and gov who are Paying any $$$ Hungry Owners to let out your info and everything about you without you knowing it….Just saying

  • macgrubber

    I like UFC but cant stand Dana. I take my hat off to the people who did this.

  • shaman

    Mike Ruppert is an American hero, christopherneuber!

    Great link

    SOPA is bad, but NDAA section 1021 is even worse

    Everyone and their mother can be picked up by the military and incarcerated without charge, council, or attorney “indefinitely”

    The USA only lasted 235 years, we are now ‘something else’


  • shaman

    edit: charge, trial, or attorney

  • somecokehead

    Dana White has some rather influential business partners and friends as well. I am not a Dana White fan myself but nobody deserves this ****. If they could do this to him they could do it to you and most regular joes out there. They have no authority or right to do this. The government doesn’t do this to people. Dana White is concerned with the loss of revenue to the UFC from hackers stealing his “$h1t”. As a CEO he has to be, it is just logical business sense. Now the hackers made it personal I just wonder how far Dana will go to feel comfortable with this matter. I know I would be… angry, to say the least!