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Anonymous Declares War On The City Of Orlando
TechCrunch ^ | June 28,2011 | Erick Schonfeld

Posted on 06/28/2011 6:02:58 AM PDT by Bad~Rodeo

The hacktivist group Anonymous may be setting its sights on the city of Orlando, Florida next, if an anonymous press release which has landed in our inbox is to be believed (see bellow). The group is threatening to take down a different city-related website every day, starting with Orlando Florida Guide, which doesn’t even appear to be owned by the city of Orlando (it is registered to an organization called Utopia, administered by a man named Steven Ridenour). So any random website extolling the virtues of Orlando could be targeted.

The DDOS attacks are justified in the press release as retaliation for the repeated arrests of members of a non-profit group called Food Not Bombs, which feeds homeless people in a park without a permit. The leader of the group, Keith McHenry, was also recently arrested.

“This is a declaration of war,” writes Anonymous in its press release describing “Operation Orlando.” It warns the entire city that “Anonymous will now begin a massive campaign against you and your city web assets. Everyday we will launch a new DDoS attack on a different Target.” Its first target will be Orlando Florida Guide, which it threatens to take down between 10 AM and 6 PM tomorrow. No reason is given as to what the site or its owner did to incur the wrath of Anonymous, other than its local boosterism. It’s not even the City of Orlando‘s official website.

Anonymous Press Release – Operation Orlandop June 27, 2011

The City of Orlando has ignored our warnings, and our generous offer of a cease fire. On Wednesday last you not only arrested two more people for feeding but you arrested the worldwide President of Food Not Bombs Keith Mchenry. This is a declaration of war.

Henceforth there will

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Heads Up Orlando
1 posted on 06/28/2011 6:03:05 AM PDT by Bad~Rodeo
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Wait. Didn’t a couple of “leaders” of this group just go to prison? didn’t they learn anything? I guess not.


2 posted on 06/28/2011 6:05:55 AM PDT by Seruzawa (Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for good a blaster kid.)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

It is stupid to arrest people for feeding the homeless “without a permit.” I don’t agree with hacking Orlando but it is wrong to arrest people who feed the homeless.


3 posted on 06/28/2011 6:09:19 AM PDT by politicalmerc (The whole earth may move, but God's throne is never shaken. I think I'll stand by Him..)
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To: Bad~Rodeo
see bellow

Who's bellowing, and why??

Unless, of course, the writer intended to use the word 'below'. 'Bellow' means to yell or cry out loudly, unless it refers to a fireplace bellow.

4 posted on 06/28/2011 6:12:17 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Go green - recycle Congress in 2012!!)
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To: politicalmerc

the homeless gather around Lake Eola near downtown, and feeding people there simply increases the public problems. These individuals need to be incentivized to go elsewhere for help. I have no problem with this ruling, given that resources are provided to assist these persons.


5 posted on 06/28/2011 6:13:19 AM PDT by ilgipper ( political rhetoric is no substitute for competence (Thomas Sowell)))
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Don’t live in Orlando, but knowing the city is governed by that rat Buddy Dyer and a bunch of other demo-rats, I say to the butt wipes on the net, go for it!

Nothing I like more than good old red-on-red combat!


6 posted on 06/28/2011 6:13:39 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (The United States Marine Corps, your greatest friend or your worst enemy. YOU choose.)
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To: politicalmerc

“I don’t agree with hacking Orlando but it is wrong to arrest people who feed the homeless.”

If only it were that simple. Some of the folks who feed the homeless do so without adhering to basic food safety practices. If the homeless person gets sick tax payers pay for their care.

They also tend to attract homeless people to areas with the food. The homeless people then defecate wherever they want, make a mess and bother other people. Is it fair to business owners to have these homeless people camped out on their doorstep?

If homeless people want a meal there are numerous organized charities they can go to. Nobody will go hungry.

Here in Tampa there are lots of homeless people doing the same thing. Many are young people refusing to work and instead living off others.


7 posted on 06/28/2011 6:18:12 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

The homeless bother the tourists, thats why the demon-rats are getting involved.


8 posted on 06/28/2011 6:19:24 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: DustyMoment

see bellow


Who’s bellowing, and why??

Unless, of course, the writer intended to use the word ‘below’. ‘Bellow’ means to yell or cry out loudly, unless it refers to a fireplace bellow.


Maybe the reference was to Saul Bellow?


9 posted on 06/28/2011 6:24:38 AM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: Bad~Rodeo
In the first American Civil War, one side wore blue, the other gray. They marched in formation. They traveled in large groups. There was a definite chain of command.

In the second American Civil War, people will use flash mobs, DOS attacks, and coordinated anonymous campaigns against well-defined geographic locations.

I don't expect to see ordered battles like Antietam.
I don't expect to see (much) street fighting like Fallujah.
Orlando? Chicago? Philadelphia? I think I may already see the war.

10 posted on 06/28/2011 6:26:41 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: Bad~Rodeo
The DDOS attacks are justified in the press release as retaliation for the repeated arrests of members of a non-profit group called Food Not Bombs, which feeds homeless people in a park without a permit.

Silly little liberal punks. It's your stupid nanny-statist ideology that forced people to have to get permits to begin with.

11 posted on 06/28/2011 6:35:54 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I think I may already see the war

Oh it's on alright and make NO mistake that some of these groups would not stoop to blackmail to get their way

12 posted on 06/28/2011 6:37:04 AM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (Don't overthink common sense)
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To: politicalmerc
I don’t agree with hacking Orlando but it is wrong to arrest people who feed the homeless.

Santa Monica had a great "Feed the Po" project until the teeming masses of homeless swelled to the point that it became a public health hazardf what with all the sleeping in doorwells and urinating on the sidewalks - it looked like San Frnacisco!

There are reasons you do not feed that which should be feeding itself.

13 posted on 06/28/2011 6:38:47 AM PDT by corkoman (Steadfast and Loyal)
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To: politicalmerc

The area where the people are fed is around lake Eola. It used to be a dump. Drug deals, hookers, pimps, homeless, crime. About 15 years ago Glenda Hood the Mayor) (Also known as the Good Witch Glenda) cleaned up the place. There are now upscale restaurants, condo’s, nice homes and a good family environment.

The city has a place about 5 blocks west of the lake where there can be unlimited feeding of the homeless.

The group “Food Not Bombs” has an agenda. They are about as left wing as you can get.

Even though Mayor Dyer is usually not on the right side of an issue he is on this one.


14 posted on 06/28/2011 6:40:40 AM PDT by JBR34
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To: politicalmerc
It is stupid to arrest people for feeding the homeless “without a permit.” I don’t agree with hacking Orlando but it is wrong to arrest people who feed the homeless.

Then I'm sure you wouldn't mind if some group set up a completely unregulated homeless feeding station in front of your house, or perhaps in a park where your children play.

15 posted on 06/28/2011 6:40:40 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

They’re going after this website first because it’s low-hanging fruit: it’s a private website owned/run by an individual, so fewer concerns about real security to deal with and very little likelihood of an immediate, robust response by anti-crime units with sufficient experience in tracking hackers, and because, basically, they want to make an example by shooting the little gimp that no one really likes, but whom all feel a faint pity for, in precisely the same manner that the Nazis used to do to entire villages when they found out that a resistance cell was sheltering in that village: call everyone out to the village square, grab an old man or a bum (i.e., someone who isn’t going to be immediately defended en-masse), throw him to the ground, and kick the living tar out of him to show everyone else that they mean business - of course, if that resistance cell had actually killed a few Nazis, instead of kicking the old guy, they’d put a gun to the back of his head and blow his brains out.

That is what this group is up to: like every other liberal/progressive/leftist group, their inner Nazi is coming out.


16 posted on 06/28/2011 6:43:55 AM PDT by Oceander (The phrase "good enough for government work" is not meant as a compliment)
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To: politicalmerc

Orlando doesn’t want the homeless people there to begin with. They don’t fit in with the muzak.


17 posted on 06/28/2011 6:47:04 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Oceander
They’re going after this website first because it’s low-hanging fruit: it’s a private website owned/run by an individual, so fewer concerns about real security to deal with and very little likelihood of an immediate, robust response by anti-crime units

BINGO!

18 posted on 06/28/2011 6:48:44 AM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (Don't overthink common sense)
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To: driftdiver

Arrest or remove the homeless and put them in tax paid shelters where the homeless refuse to go and let them defacate there. Have the do-gooders visit the homeless in the shelters, along with their sandwiches to eat. Provide already paid taxes towards shovel ready jobs of keeping the parks cleaned, by continuing to haul the homeless to the shelters if they return to the parks. Problem solved!


19 posted on 06/28/2011 7:13:36 AM PDT by classified
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To: JBR34
The group “Food Not Bombs” has an agenda. They are about as left wing as you can get.

Exactly. It's not like they weren't given YEARS of warnings. This is now a publicity stunt for them.

20 posted on 06/28/2011 7:26:13 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Join the AFL-CIO. The Communist Party needs new blood.)
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To: Bad~Rodeo
I have no problem with Anonymous going after the Demonrats in Orlando, but...

Dear Anonymous,

Please, please, please...leave DisneyWorld alone during the week of July 9th thru July 16th. I don't want to see the MonoRail running backwards, or have any 75 foot waves at the Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool!

Thank you!

21 posted on 06/28/2011 7:31:29 AM PDT by moovova (That laser-like focus was just a sharp stick in the eye.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Interesting thought, but what we see now doesn’t look much like most FReepers’ idea of ACW II, which is likely to pit defenders of liberty against a manifestly tyrannous Federal Government. The hacktivists and flash mob organizers by and large seem to have left sympathies like the “anarchists” who smash things to protest cuts in government “services”.

I guess a hastily organized FReep of a political target might be a sort of pro-liberty “flash mob”, but where are the resolutely pro-liberty hacktivists? If there were a group of hackers thoroughly dedicated to liberty and as technically competent even as LulzSec or (the supposedly lone wolf) The Jester, we’d by now have Obama’s educational and Illinois Senate records published online along with a dump of documents about the project he and Ayers ran on the Annenberg Foundation’s dime, or definitive tenchical proof that the records had been scrubbed.

In a way I’m surprised it hasn’t happened. My impression is that hackers, politically, range from libertarian to “trustifarian anarchist”. The libertarian wing should be about as offended at the Obama administration as we here are.


22 posted on 06/28/2011 7:35:56 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: All
Mastercard.com site down; hacktivists claim credit
23 posted on 06/28/2011 7:36:18 AM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (Don't overthink common sense)
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To: Bad~Rodeo
'Anonymous' is a stupid group of cowards. On the one hand they hide behind the moniker 'Anonymous' but on the other hand they support WikiLeaks' release of secrets.

Which is it, 'Anonymous'? Are secrets good or bad?

24 posted on 06/28/2011 7:42:18 AM PDT by whd23 (Every time a link is de-blogged an angel gets its wings.)
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To: Seruzawa
There are no “leaders” to this group. When you put one hacker into jail the others respond by attacking somewhere else.
25 posted on 06/28/2011 7:45:15 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Demons run when a good man goes to war.)
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To: Seruzawa
There are no “leaders” to this group. When you put one hacker into jail the others respond by attacking somewhere else.
26 posted on 06/28/2011 7:45:26 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Demons run when a good man goes to war.)
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To: ilgipper

If you have chickens, don’t put their feed on your front porch.


27 posted on 06/28/2011 8:22:48 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: The_Reader_David
In a way I’m surprised it hasn’t happened.

Well, I think quite a few people sort of expect pro-Liberty people to take up arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing, end them. It could come to that, I suppose, but our opponents are not marching through the town square wearing redcoats. I think it is hard for pro-Liberty people to understand where to start -- we don't want to be hasty, incorrect, or stupid about what we do.

On the other hand, the Left never worries about being hasty, incorrect, or stupid.

I think there has been an idea that Conservatives will "start something". What I see, however, is that the Left has started something. Anonymous attacks, calls for violence, practice with organizing flash mobs. I think the Left is on the move and that they are pre-positioning for something close to a guerrilla war. But we are not. We watch Obama and the Congress pass legislation and we think that is where the action is. We see the threat there -- in Washington and on our TV screen. It may be that the Left is more active, closer to your house than you realize. Has the war started? Are they in motion? To me it seems to be the case.

28 posted on 06/28/2011 8:37:57 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: politicalmerc

And if the city of Orlando didn’t enforce food safety regs THEY would be held LIABLE if the homeless had a massive outbreak of FOOD POISONING.


29 posted on 06/28/2011 10:03:21 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Hackers should all to very hard time at hard labor for max sentences.

No exceptions.

Which also means no “deals” like offers of jobs with the FBI or CIA, to “use their expertise”, either.

Let these little mom’s basement-dwelling weasels deal with “bunk muffin” in the big house.


30 posted on 06/28/2011 12:15:22 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Can you afford to board the Chattanooga Choo-Choo?)
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To: politicalmerc

Do you want those unwashed, (and odiferous), howlin’ mad bums hanging around your property? Parks where your kids play?

Chasing your community’s golden geese, (in this case tourists), away?

“Are there no prisons? The public work-houses...are they not still in operating order?”
-Charles Dickens

(No, I’m not as callous as Scrooge was, but this is what happened when the bleeding hearts closed the mental hospitals down and let a lot of nuts unable to care for themselves loose on the streets. There are plenty of places where transients can get a decent meal as well as a bed for the night if they wish to. You’d be surprised to learn that a large percentage of them in fact prefer to live on the streets and even if they do have a job or get some sort of check they’d rather spend it on booze or dope than necessities such as food and shelter.)


31 posted on 06/28/2011 12:24:56 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Can you afford to board the Chattanooga Choo-Choo?)
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To: moovova

LOL~, Relax, unless the computers that control the rides and the Typhoon Lagoon are connected to the internet, which I doubt, you have nothing to worry about


32 posted on 07/01/2011 6:36:42 AM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (Don't overthink common sense)
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