FBI Targeted Wrong People In Hacker RaidsAdded: Monday, August 1st, 2011
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After a cross-country FBI raid conducted last week, there emerged too many doubts that the raids had any impact on Anonymous. For example, today the second target of the raids has claimed he wasn’t a hacker – moreover, he barely even knew how to turn a PC on.
Just the day after the raids, one of the targets was identified – Scott Matthew Arciszewski, who appeared to be not a hacker at all, with the only evidence against him being the comments about Infragard security publicly left by Arciszewski. This case fueled suggestions that the targets of the FBI raids appeared to be just script kiddies.
Another report proving these speculations emerged today – another individual affected by the FBI raids has come forward. Garrett Deming, a 25-year-old singer in a band, was targeted together with his roommates in the FBI probe. The only problem is that Deming isn’t really a hacker at all, as he admitted he could barely turn his computer on. In fact, any of the computers in their room were used for band promotion stuff. The reason why they have been affected by the raids is that their Wi-Fi was hacked.
The musicians were living in a loft for a year, but moved to another apartment a few weeks ago. The current tenant had to sleepily answer a half-dozen armed agents who knocked at his door 6:15 am, looking for the musicians. They asked Meaghan Ralph, 21, about Wi-Fi and whether he had been stealing the Internet. Nice questions at night, Ralph must have been very pleased with the visit.
In other words, the industry can forget script kiddies, as some of the targets that the authorities were apparently netting had no idea about hacker activities of Anonymous and even barely knew how to turn the computer on. Another attempt to catch someone relating to Anonymous seems to fail. Moreover, this case reiterates the problem that the industry observers were constantly pointing at – that it is nearly impossible to connect an IP address to a real person responsible for copyright infringement. Meanwhile, this issue is exactly what people advocating for “three-strikes” legislation in many countries are all too willing to forget: wrong individuals will be accused either for copyright violation or for alleged hacking activities.
Whatever it is, it seems to become a real PR disaster for the FBI in their fight against hacktivists thus far.
August 1st,2011Posted by:
Monday, August 1st, 2011
|no surprise there|
|Article is an interesting bit of mis information - why?|
here's what I found and sam explain it please?
After hacking into the site, agents said, Arciszewski, using the Twitter name “voodooKobra,” sent a message to the FBI’s press office Twitter account with the message: “Infraguard [sic] Tampa has one hell of an exploit.”
The FBI is very careful before they arrest anyone; they get more evidence than what the MPAA or RIAA does.
Also these Hacktivists? What are they doing to help you and I? Nothing.
Another case in point _ Hackers linked to Anonymous last week knocked down the Websites for the Catholic Diocese of Orlando and the Rotary Club
|i think FBI conduct raid to find those who "he barely even knew how to turn a PC on " and then call for help to shut down it not for a hacker ...i have dont have to get worry for that bocz i know both ow to turn a pc on and shut down ..|
@ menahunie FBI don't surprise me after all they are humans and humans do mistake
as u say Also these Hacktivists? What are they doing to help you and I? Nothing....nop those hackers are making FBI AND GOVERNMENT to have sleepless nights bocz they are making innocent citizen sue for nothing
|posted by (2011-08-02 10:46:08)|
|lol, FBI needs to get a good sleep. Hack is one thing which is fukking impossible to stop unless all hackers become saint. Till then Hail Hackers and Hail "The" FBI.|
Both are fukking nuts.
|can these hactivist please end the war then i would be impressed and they would be helping me lol||
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