FBI Claimed to Arrest US HackersAdded: Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
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Recent reports suggest that the FBI has executed a massive sweep across the country, with the result allegedly being an arrest of Anonymous members. Despite the fact that one name was released so far, it is still unclear exactly who were arrested.
CNN reported 12 arrests made across the country, including the District of Columbia, California, Florida, Arizona, Colorado, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico and Ohio. Multiple articles online also mentioned raids on peoples’ homes by the FBI. However, the main question remains whether such raids harmed these hacking groups at all. If you check out the high-profile hackers, you can notice that Sabu, AnonymousIRC, Connexion, F1Esc, and Abhaxas are still tweeting. The only person who hadn’t tweeted since the time of the raids was P0keu, who didn’t even use AntiSec banner in his hacks.
In other words, at best, only one out of six hasn’t offered an indication that he was still around. And if he does, one can say with confidence that the FBI struck out completely in their raids. And the question remains who exactly the FBI arrested in their “high-profile raids”. The rumors are that they simply failed to catch any important person: for example, some media reported that the FBI may have nabbed just a dozen script kiddies. So, it is not clear what the FBI has accomplished in all their raids. The industry observers suggest that this move may be more about PR rather than really busting hackers. It has been for months now that the hackers are all about being in control, with hacker groups like Anonymous telling government that the web is their world, not the government’s. Now the authorities may be trying to protest the claim by demonstrating that such people can be caught.
Currently, the FBI should hope to get some leads out of those script kiddies, because otherwise they would have to start from the beginning. Anonymous can easily gear up for another round of hacking against the country’s authorities, and it won’t come as a surprise for many if the FBI had their site hacked like tomorrow. Apparently, hacker groups like Anonymous and LulzSec will be far more motivated to re-establish the fact that the worldwide web is their world but not the government’s.
So, the FBI has just struck the hornets nest. What can we do? Get some popcorn and watch what happens next.
July 27th,2011Posted by:
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
|This should be fun... Go get 'em Hackers!|
|posted by (2011-07-27 18:08:35)|
|Local authorities of Switzerland and Itay in collaboration with interpol and FBI has also few weeks ago claimed to have arrested 4 members of anonymous group but the media didn't cover that story at all so none can said if its truth or not||
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