I have received a message from our ambassador. Apparently, the Technocracy currently believe that we are hacking one of their critical systems, overwriting large portions of their files with 'junk data'. Our ambassador has informed them, at my instruction, that they are likely interacting with a manifestation of an interdimensional forum (this place) which is occurring in an inconvenient way. This is not currently believed, with the result that the Technocracy are sending strike teams to attack various facilities used by the Peerage (in retaliation, and as an attempt to stop the ongoing 'attacks'). We deny responsibility, but are defending ourselves.
Given this complaint, and Argus' mention of 'the amount of data' I am inclined to suspect that their manifestation involves an unreasonably huge amount of data, which only Argus (assumed to be an AI) is equipped to respond to. Would it be possible to remedy this situation? Preferably soon, given that our factions are actively shooting at each other as a result of this?
"Stop the attack immediately or be destroyed." Well, that's not ominous or anything. Does anyone have any brilliant insights into what "attack" this is referring to or how we could go about stopping it? Dunno 'bout you guys, but I'm not keen on having any destruction go down around here (or anywhere else, for that matter).
EDIT: Aaaaaand beaten to the punch by the mad scientist. Anything we can do to help, Grigori and/or Mother Starlight?
Post by Mother Starlight on May 18, 2015 17:05:13 GMT
OK, I think I've got it.
What I think happened is that the autoconfig decided that the Grid was the most natural place for the forum to connect to, but (I'm less sure about this part) the relationship between the Grid and the regular Internet is two-way, and a reflection of the Grid site showed up in a way that caused a mess for Argus.
I've reconnected the forum to Darkness, through the Internet rather than the Grid. If I'm right about what's going on, it should still be available through the Grid as well, but the non-Grid side should be a regular website instead of spraying all over Argus's bureaucracy.
I confirm that this is the case; the forum is now accessible from the mundane Internet.
There were a few brief skirmishes; but as both of our factions have a vested interest in not doing big obvious destructive things, the fighting didn't get too bad before access was cut off, which ended the 'attack' from their perspective. Negotiations ensued, and are ongoing; the fact that I should now be able to point them at this site (and Argus' posts) should help.
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They're paranoid, but not completely unreasonable... and we've got some pretty good diplomats (the Directors are include a disproportionate number of social scientists; their Mania-based talents extend to 'people stuff').
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We have examined this website; comparison with data stored on our servers supports the interpretation of events proposed by the representative from the Fellowship for Manifest Direction. Additionally, responsibility for the attack seems to have been claimed by the website's administrator, user "Mother Starlight", who further claims that it was accidental. Accordingly, we provisionally accept that the recent attack on our servers was not the responsibility of the Peerage.
We are reevaluating our security procedures in the wake of this attack. Further contact will be considered following a revision of our procedures.