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Hacker group Anonymous threatens to attack Fox News on Nov. 5
http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 11/03/2011 | Dylan Stableford

Posted on 11/03/2011 5:54:17 PM PDT by massmike

The rogue hacker group known as Anonymous posted a video on YouTube threatening to attack the Fox News website on Nov. 5 over the network's coverage of the Occupy protests.

Fox has been "alienating the American people by propagating the left-right false-dichotomy," an electronic voiceover in the Anonymous video says, "promoting fear by exaggerating the threat of terrorist attacks, supporting the corporate astro-turfed Tea party and trying to pass it off as a grass roots movement, using derogatory language to describe the popular, real grass-roots Occupy movement, and covering up corporate corruption by forcing your employees to lie on the air."

"By participating in an orchestrated attempt to misinform the general public you have chosen your side," the statement continues. "You claim to be fair and balanced, yet you have gone to court to protect your right to lie to the people. You have sacrificed your journalistic integrity to the dollar; unfortunately for you the dollar can not stop an idea whose time has come."

When contacted by Yahoo! News, Fox News said that "keeping security is top of mind, so this day is no different."

It's not the first time Fox has had to deal with hack attacks. In a July 4 stunt earlier this year, the Script Kiddies--an offshoot of the hacker groups Anonymous and LulzSec--commandeered the Fox News Twitter account to report that President Barack Obama had been assassinated. At the time, Fox said it was cooperating with the Secret Service in an investigation of the incident.

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1 posted on 11/03/2011 5:54:20 PM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

“propagating the left-right false-dichotomy”

Sounds like something Lenin would say!


2 posted on 11/03/2011 5:56:15 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: massmike

Yet the OWS is a “real, populist’ movement lol

Where do these clowns get their material?


3 posted on 11/03/2011 5:56:47 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (There's nothing more hypocritical than a white liberal calling someone else a "bigot")
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To: massmike

You would think this hacker group would appreciate freedom of the press.

It goes without saying if they threatened to attack NBC or MSNBC they would be declared a terrorist organization.


4 posted on 11/03/2011 5:59:45 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: massmike

Hey Fox,

give me some IP addresses, and let the war begin.


5 posted on 11/03/2011 6:01:12 PM PDT by loucon
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To: massmike

Well ... with all the damage they caused the Mexican drug cartels, I’m sure Rupert Murdoch is hiding under his bed. /s


6 posted on 11/03/2011 6:02:49 PM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: massmike

How can I help... Start with Shep Smith.. then Bill and Martha, then Heraldo or is it Geraldo.. then Chris Wallace then.... their so called experts Rove, Hume, Krauhammer then......


7 posted on 11/03/2011 6:04:48 PM PDT by Breto (never accept the premise)
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To: massmike

Wow. They’re going to temporarily interrupt the Fox News website on the slowest news day of the week. These are some serious bad-asses we’re dealing with.


8 posted on 11/03/2011 6:05:22 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Breto

You are as scary as OWS guys.


9 posted on 11/03/2011 6:07:08 PM PDT by righttackle44 (. The J-school graduates who did)
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To: massmike

What are the Feds doing to stop criminal activity of this kind? Yeah, I know.


10 posted on 11/03/2011 6:11:54 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: massmike

DOD,CIA,NSA,Seal Team 6 : find them, kill them.

Dump their bodies offshore in the China Sea.


11 posted on 11/03/2011 6:12:00 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Occupy is the DNC's use of children,indigent & infirm to push back TeaParty calls for smaller gov't)
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To: massmike

I posted on FR several weeks ago that Leftist Talk Radio host Norman Goldman was using the airwaves asking “Anonymous” to rig the 2012 election. Something truly demonic is behind Anonymous, and it is nothing to be taken lightly.


12 posted on 11/03/2011 6:24:30 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: loucon
Hey Fox,

give me some IP addresses, and let the war begin.

I was thining the same thing. Some of the best of us hobby hackers are white hat and are thrilled by a code match with moronic teenagers. ZDI and the thrill of the hunt.

13 posted on 11/03/2011 6:26:35 PM PDT by RobertClark ("Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: dynachrome

Or Alex Jones.


14 posted on 11/03/2011 6:27:03 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: massmike

I don’t like Anonymous threatening or doing this stuff to anyone or any company. I no longer give two chits for FOX, though.


15 posted on 11/03/2011 6:27:56 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: massmike

Anonymous is doing it wrong. You don’t announce a terrorist attack beforehand, especially when you have no idea if it will actually be successful or not. It just gives your target time and opportunity to prepare against it, and when you fail, you look like incompetents.


16 posted on 11/03/2011 7:10:19 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Indeed.

What I find amusing in a very, very sad way....is that some of these smarty pants technerds that get caught: ala the doofus with the movie star nekkid pic that he figured out how to “share” with “the people”...is facing a HUGE prison sentence.

I think a lot of these technerds find the only place for acceptance and a sense of “fairness” is in the hacking arena. I don't want to paint with too broad a brush, but I know that some with Asperger’s Syndrome are quite lonely, feel marginalized, but with their smarts drift to the only place they can excel. Not every autistic is likely to do this, but boy, I see a problem here. I have no answers...Parents, watch your older teens that are smart but have low social skills very well. I feel for you.

17 posted on 11/03/2011 7:10:35 PM PDT by Pigsley
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To: righttackle44

Stupid as the OWS people too.


18 posted on 11/03/2011 7:37:49 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: righttackle44

Stupid as the OWS people too.


19 posted on 11/03/2011 7:37:49 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: massmike; John Semmens

“...supporting the corporate astro-turfed Tea party and trying to pass it off as a grass roots movement, using derogatory language to describe the popular, real grass-roots Occupy movement,..”

I did a double-take while reading this - really thought it was satire at first! John Semmens, is this one of yours?


20 posted on 11/03/2011 7:53:36 PM PDT by free-in-nyc (Freeping from the heart of the occupation)
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To: massmike

I hope they disconnect Karl Rove’s microphone.


21 posted on 11/03/2011 7:55:34 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
You would think this hacker group would appreciate freedom of the press.

Any group that exists for the purpose of "breaking and entering" is a criminal organization. What do they care about freedom of the press?

22 posted on 11/04/2011 8:44:56 AM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (Of the declared candidates: (1) Perry, (2) Cain. I'll happily vote for either if he's the nominee.)
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