British Police Will Treat Anonymous CommonlyAdded: Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
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The UK coppers won’t single the hacker group out, but instead treat it like any other one in the country. Meanwhile, the media mentions that the British authorities are a kind of more laid back than their American fellows when they deal with the protesting antics of the worldwide-known hacking outfit Anonymous.
If you remember the events of the last months, hacker group Anonymous has been attacking the site of some transit network in the United States, namely in San Francisco, as the latter went as far as to shut down networks in some subway station of the city, fearing a demonstration. They were also arranging demonstrations, so the British experts wondered what would happen if they did the same thing in the United Kingdom.
As you can understand, protests of powerful hacker groups on public service networks in the United Kingdom aren’t something that the coppers would want to discuss freely. Nevertheless, it currently seems that the hacktivists won’t be singled out by the police from similar protest groups or treated specially.
The authorities claimed there wasn’t much difference between a protest expressed by hacktivists and any other groups, so addressing the protests of this outfit wouldn’t require stronger action. At the same time, the police refused to comment on the specifics of how they are going to coordinate the protest involving recurring demonstrations on any public network like Transport for London.
Nevertheless, this is surprisingly enlightened while recognizing that the world’s known hacker group is protesting instead of simply carrying out damage for the sake of it. Such position contrasts with protests against the BART police (Bay Area Rapid Transit system) over in San Francisco. As you can understand, the police seem to be more inclined to flex their muscles in the United States.
Although the public may consider the might of Anonymous as very impressive when it comes to hitting the network with DDoS attacks, the police draw a conclusion that in terms of physical harm the hackers aren’t quite as intimidating. However, since the protests in question mainly focus around disarming the Bay Area Rapid Transit police force, it should come as no surprise that there’s such a presence at all.
September 20th,2011Posted by:
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
|You wont have big attacks in the UK as the Olympics are due in 2012.It will generate so much cash that the uk government dare not risk losing such revenue.Undisclosed papers suggest that so called cyber-crime is only a priority when terrorist organisations are involved.The USA need to re-evaluate what is important to the electorate....its not p2p.|
Feel free to share because the major criminals sit in parliament/congress/duma etc.
Thanks for the article Sam
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