Skip to comments.Anonymous Hacks Greek Ministry Website, Threatens It Will Wipe Away All Citizen Debts
Posted on 02/21/2012 5:05:39 PM PST by dynachrome
If there is one war that Greece could not afford to join, that is with the global computer hacking collective known as Anonymous. Yet as of minutes ago, that is precisley what happened, after Anonymous, as part of what it now calls Operation Greece, took down the Greek Ministry of Justice (http://www.ministryofjustice.gr/). While the pretext for the hacking appears to have been an arrest of the wrong people, is seems to have angered Anonymous to the point where they have left an extended message of demands on the Greek website, warning that unless the IMF withdraws from the country and the government resigns, all debts of Greek citizens will be wiped clean.
(Pic of hacked site at link)
Translated from the Greek:
Citizens of Greece
We are Anonymous. We watch every day your government abolishes the constitution and institutions of the country. We see them leading you closer and closer to poverty. We see them pass laws that deprive you of any right to dignity. We see them and deliver the country to the IMF and the bankers. We know about the soup kitchens in schools, for people who are left jobless and now wait in queues for a plate of food. We know that your country voted ACTA in your effort to silence and other Greeks. We know everything ... The Republic in Greece has died. He died while a government that has not been elected by the people. And for this reason that the time for discussion came and went. Not negotiating anything with any of those who murdered him. Can you hunt as you like, you can even capture some of us, When you attempt to silence us ... But for every one that will capture 3 others will spring up. There are 5 or 10 or 100. Now the Greeks are all Anonymous. We are millions against you and the 300 in this war tear gas will not help you.
Occupying Government of Greece These days are going to vote for a bill that will be the last nail in the coffin of the Greek. A bill to return the country to a totalitarian rule. To bring the country and its people in absolute poverty. We will not allow another misery to the Greek people. We demand your resignation immediately, and elections. We demand not paid a cent to moneylenders 'friends' you. We demand the immediate withdrawal of the IMF from Greece. The Justice Department was only a small sample of what we're capable of doing Even you have not seen the full wrath of Anonymous. For each article of a bill that would shame the vote, we will shut the system and deleting an Inland Revenue debts of Greek citizens Debts which requires them to fascist pay. Can the demonstrations of the Greeks to their encounter with incredible violence, anexelekta hitting, but the internet is our field. And I love this war. We are many and we will be brief.
Citizens of Greece, Anonymous is now fighting on your side ...
Government of Greece, let us wait ...
E X P E C T U S !
J U S T I C E I S C O M I N G !
Yeah, that'll help/s
Time for the Greek government to buy Carbonite! LOL
You may want to read Barnhardt. I’m on Anonymous’ side on this.
I’m part Greek (I think). Will it work on me?
“Anonymous, as part of what it now calls Operation Greece, took down the Greek Ministry of Justice”
Um, no. They took down the Greek Ministry of Justice publicly available web site. Not hard to do from Mom’s basement. Erasing Greek citizens’ debts would involve actually getting to the servers (as in going to Greece, breaking into buildings, etc). Oh, and taking out the electronic and physical backup copies.
That type of data isn’t actually stored on the internet. Sometimes the web provides a portal to make some transactions, however, data exists on redundant servers that most likely would have to be physically accessed to do anything to- then they would have to know where all the back-ups are.
Anonymous’ best result would be putting an LOL Cat image on the Greek government’s website.
I shook her hand a year or so ago. I think the consequences of debt repudiation/wipe will not be what anonymous thinks. however, default is what is needed, not just by Greece.
“default is what is needed, not just Greece, but others, also”
let the market work!
Also, I think to do what they threaten, would take an insider. Many computers store that info. Ammo sites, fer instance, might hold some of my debt via credit card until I pay it off at the end of the month.
Anonymous, after Greece, could you please do the same with all Wells Fargo mortgage accounts? I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
That otta keep them busy for a while.
I have been there many times, maybe it will work for me too.
Wouldn’t it be funny if anonymous pulled out the Black Swan’s feather?
If anonymous could really do this, it would be Black Swan, indeed!
I will miss showers, though. And supermarkets. ATMs. Gas stations. Things like that.
If Anonymous cared for the Greeks, they would read a copy of Aristotle's Politics and go away.
What a great idea. This way all Greek citizens will have to pay cash for anything and everything they want until the end of time, their government included. And if their cash is worthless, than hard currency like gold. Nobody will ever do business with them again unless its COD. With friends like Anonymous who needs enemies.
It really isn’t possible but it sure is fun to think about such things. Hollywood has people conditioned to think computer geeks can perform miracles. “Hack the Pentagon computers in 30 seconds or else we kill you!” As though there are “Pentagon computers” much less something that can be hacked in 30 seconds.