Anonymous Launched AttackAdded: Friday, November 9th, 2012
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Hacking group Anonymous has recently started the attack it pledged for the 5th November. The group promised to target Australian government portals and big hitters like PayPal.
The hacktivists have embarked on a hacking spree which has threatened Facebook, NBC, PayPal and others. Local media reported that this spree was launched against systemic, global surveillance systems like TrapWire. The latter was the focus of a recent Wikileaks file drop earlier in 2012.
The experts point out that the vigilante-style nature of the hackers’ attack could be regarded by technologically un-savvy world governments as the event supposed to justify boosting surveillance and reducing civil liberties on the Internet, though that’s exactly what the hackers are fighting against.
The list of the companies allegedly victim to the attack includes ImageShack, PayPal, and Arcelor Mittal Steel. In addition, the Greek City website and the Ghana Consulate sites were also targeted, and VMware's ESX Server Kernel source code leaked. In the meantime, an attack against antivirus software developer Symantec is believed to be unrelated.
PayPal has made an announcement, saying that the company is currently investigating the issue, but thus far there’s no evidence that account details of any user have been compromised. However, the @AnonymousPress Twitter account claimed the opposite and linked to a post on PrivatePaste (which has since been taken down). In the event that the hack did happen, PayPal will face around 28,000 details being compromised.
The allegations are part of the hacktivists’ day of action on the 5th of November to coincide with Guy Fawkes Night. The suspicions were that the hacking collective will manage to take down the largest social network in the world in response to the social-games spammer Zynga’s plans to lay off its workforce. Hackers were also outraged by company’s actions against numerous developers which they see as devastating to the gaming industry. Anonymous urged Zynga to change its mind or face the consequences.
Anonymous has endured despite multiple attempts from the United States to shut the collective down. They also plan to coincide a march on Parliament with the Internet activism. By the way, “V for Vendetta” author Alan Moore supports the movement and has even released a single in support of the Occupy and Anonymous actions.
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Friday, November 9th, 2012
|I bet symnatec/Norton were none too happy,has`nt affected my facebook poker as yet but facebook is rife with hacks anyway so nothing new.|
Over the years there have been many collectives who have used the Internet for personal gain from California war drivers to those who have broken into the Pentagon on several occasions,but have to sympathise to a greater degree with those that are trying to make a difference to the Orwellian ideals of our American big brothers and make a stand for those disposed of by Companies who have no regard for their employees.
|There will always be vulnerabilities to systems across the globe and if it was`nt for them 1000`s of programmers and engineers would not make a living in system security and communication networks it is what drives innovation forward to a greater degree.|
As America and other nations become more militant in their hunt for Hacktivists and strive to control the internet we can expect them to do more and more radical assaults on the government sectors.
|posted by (2012-11-10 05:42:31)|
|To be accurate, HTP claims the paypal hack and they are NOT affiliated with Anonymous.|
|Exactly, it is not for personal gain in the case of anonymous but more of a protest by making themselves heard through disruption of services and making their presence known to the powers that be,otherwise they would target soft wi-fi targets and credit card transactions like war drivers do.|
They look to making a noise with disruption of services and by exposing the Global conspiracy against a free Internet in the Orwellian big brother exploits of the USA and its overseas partners.
|one way of making anon look like a terrorist cell i suppose|
|posted by (2012-11-11 20:20:15)|
|This Anonymous IS Goverment. They are totally FBI, CIA, NSA...etc. This is just a way for goverment to have a reason to make laws to sencor the internet|
and make things more difficult for us, the people. I first also thought they where The Good Guys but i saw a link where it said that they aren't. Why would mainstream media even talk about them, and letting people know about them if Anonymous would be on peoples side and threat to Illuminati? I think mainstream media wouldn't even talk about them ( Anonymous ) so that people would start thinking what is wrong in our world. I don't remember the link but if you google you get many links.
|And many,many conspiracy theories are out there,some are correct like the original networking sites Myspace,Bebo etc were created by the CIA (fact).|
The government needs no false flag to invade your privacy it has the Anti terrorism laws equivalent to Americas Patriot act and the threat of reprisals from the 1.5 million dead in Iraq and Afghanistan warrants any invasion of privacy it likes.
Moreover if the Illuminati do exist then they do so under the guise of the Bilberbergers (google them ),Anonymous do represent a free internet and so not your average war drivers or false flag government exploits as are perpetrated by the Americans who have on more than 1 occasion got caught with their pants down trying such operations.
|If you saw a link to say they were the man it may well be the man putting up the link and out to discredit them ,but they are real and have been about since as far as I know 2003.|
|Mission Goals of Anonymous are basically what everyone wants and totally opposite of the American and UK goals in their Global Cyber strategy.|
anti-cyber-censorship;Internet activism;Internet trolling;
|If there was no NSA/CIA Global Cyber Strategy or UK Cyber Strategy for that matter there would be no Anonymous and the Strategy at least from the CIA has been documented from as early as 2000,whereas Anonymous was founded around 2003,2 years after the Director of the CIA presented the Americans Global Cyber Strategy report,which I have read and it is much the same credo as expounded by Cyber at fort meade today.|
|Oh and just for our Finnish friend who is a click and point windows 7 user-Big Brother is watching you on your 24mb connection|
|posted by (2012-11-12 07:12:59)|
|Yes, i am sure you will find many links by googling Anonymous, some good and many bad. So much dis/misinformation is posted by feds/psyops/trolls it is often overwhelming and difficult to sort out for the average person. But as one of the admins on AnonOpsIRC, i can assure you, i am not a fed. We are quite real. Do come visit us though and see for yourselves. You can find me there every day.||
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