Orlando Targeted By AnonymousAdded: Thursday, July 7th, 2011
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“Operation Orlando” is supposed to target the city with DDoS attack for arresting members of Food Not Bombs – a volunteer program aimed at feeding the homeless of Orlando.
Anonymous, one of the world’s famous hacker groups, is now taking its fight against “government injustice” to the lower level, and is targeting the city of Orlando, Florida. The fault of the city to deserve a campaign of DDoS attacks titled “Operation Orlando” was to allow the arrests of members of the group Food Not Bombs.
The hacktivists claimed that Orlando has ignored their warnings, as well as their generous offer of a cease fire. Anonymous has issued a press release, saying that last Wednesday the city authorities not only arrested more people for feeding homeless, but also arrested Keith McHenry, the worldwide President of Food Not Bombs, which is literally a declaration of war.
24 members of Food Not Bombs, including their leader, McHenry, are reported to have so far been arrested for infringing a city ordinance saying that those willing to help homeless can only feed 25 people twice a year in a certain place, and they need a permit to do that. Now the offenders face 2 month jail time, along with a $500 fine.
The ordinance stipulates that the Director of Families, Parks and Recreation issues a Large Group Feeding Permit based on paid application as specified by the City of Orlando. It also points out that not more than two Large Group Feeding Permits can be issued to the same organization for large group feedings at the same place in a twelve consecutive month period.
So, the members of Food Not Bombs organization were called by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer “food terrorists”, which was followed by Ben Markeson, one of its members, getting arrested for pointing to the comment that the City Mayor “simply does not understand the matter”.
The hacktivitists group is going to target one of Orlando city websites every day, with the first announced to be orlandofloridaguide.com. Anonymous claimed that it will start a massive campaign against the city and its online assets, promising to launch a new DDoS attack on a different online service. In addition, the group plans to keep sending out e-mails containing the Boycott Orlando campaign message to millions of people in fifty countries.
Despite the fact that the first attack was supposed to start yesterday morning, it appeared that orlandofloridaguide.com had already been offline by that time.
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Thursday, July 7th, 2011
|posted by (2011-07-07 23:17:32)|
|What does Orlando want to do with the homeless let them die of starvation? lol This Country Got me when they put a price on bottle water...Soon Orlando will line them up on a wall an execute them lol what morons...As if they paying for the food what morons....|
|posted by (2011-07-07 23:33:21)|
|"Food terrorists"???? i'm literally LMFAO... they should hack into the mayor's bank acc and donate the money to charities|
|posted by (2011-07-08 03:57:55)|
|That's sick, like the homeless don't have enough problems. I fully support the Anonymous, one of the world’s famous hacker groups and hope they knock some sense into Orlando to turn that ridiculous law over. No good deed goes unpunished.|
|Nice article SaM. Thanks as always.|
Couple of things about the city (and not taking sides just clarifying) The Food not Bombs group is feeding the homeless at a major park downtown Orlando. This is where the homeless hangout during the day. The city has stated that the group can feed the homeless without issue if they move to a different area of Orlando (Warehouse district.) The group claims that if they move to a different location the homeless will not know where to find the food. Seems like they could put up flyers stating free food 4 blocks south or something like that. Again not support the city or the group but stating that both sides are somewhat at fault. At least that is my understanding from when I was there on holiday.
|posted by (2011-07-08 17:25:03)|
|@conmac863 But why did the city make a law stating they cant feed the homeless at a "public" park in the first place. Its all about the money. They make a law ONLY to bring money in so they can put more money into their pockets.|
|@torrents I am not sure. I think the issue is the appearance of having homeless in popular public parks. But again I really have no clue. Just telling what I heard when I was in the states.||
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