Skip to comments.Hacker group vows 'cyberwar' on US government, business [ The result will be Internet Regulations]
Posted on 03/08/2011 7:25:03 PM PST by NoLibZone
Actions to retaliate for treatment of WikiLeaks, Manning, spokesman for Anonymous says.
DALLAS A leader of the computer hackers group known as Anonymous is threatening new attacks on major U.S. corporations and government officials as part of at an escalating cyberwar against the citadels of American power.
Its a guerilla cyberwar thats what I call it, said Barrett Brown, 29, who calls himself a senior strategist and propagandist for Anonymous. He added: Its sort of an unconventional, asymmetrical act of warfare that weve involved in. And we didnt necessarily start it. I mean, this fire has been burning.
A defiant and cocky 29-year-old college dropout, Brown was cavalier about accusations that the group is violating federal laws. He insisted that Anonymous members are only policing corporate and governmental wrongdoing as its members define it.
Breaking laws, but 'ethically' Our people break laws, just like all people break laws, he added. When we break laws, we do it in the service of civil disobedience. We do so ethically. We do it against targets that have asked for it.
And those targets are apparently only growing in number. Angered over the treatment of Bradley Manning, the Army private who is accused of leaking classified U.S. government documents to WikiLeaks and who is currently being held in solitary confinement at a military brig in Quantico, Va., Brown says the group is planning new computer attacks targeting government officials involved in his case.
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With that said, will you go after IRS computers?
Anonymous members need to be hunted down like dogs.
All the little pimpled face pricks of Anonymous will accomplish is enabling the governments of the world to restrict web use.
And these most likely to be -lib- idiots don’t see *any* “unintended consequences” bearing down upon them like a runaway Amtrak?
When you live in you mother’s basement, tomorrow is not something you think about.
Of course they didn;t think things through. Their actions are driven by random, unfocused emotion.
Funny you should mention "unintended consequences" in quotes.
I just finished reading that book (the 800+ page John Ross version). In it, a character mentioned neo-nazi groups committing gun crimes because they wanted tighter gun laws to prevent more minorities from getting guns.
The gist of it was that the gun laws were selectively enforced.
Liberal hack groups are doing fine. :)
Of course not. Their liberal, eco-fascist, Che’ loving teachers never taught them about the Law of Unintended Consequences: All it requires is Good Intentions.
How’s the connectivity in Gitmo? Acts of terror
executed against government computers might
earn the pukes some free lodging.
If your name has hit the MSM you aren’t important.
Iv’e always wondered if these hackers could insert themselves into a companies payroll and have their “paycheck” direct deposited into an account somewhere.
I think these hackers should be put to death.
Wait a sec... Are you talking about those idiot hackers or liberals? Or both?
It is unfathomable to think a hacker could not be pinned within 24 hours assuming a 7 hour work day with one hour for lunch.
You’re right, this stinks like an op. Maybe Anonymous is the new Emmanuel Goldstein...
Don’t these cretins understand that we have a rough, tough President who takes no shi-ite?
Oh wait. GW is gone. Now we have a widdle wimp.
Obama is on all of this crap that is going on
Its a guerilla cyberwar thats what I call it, said Barrett Brown, 29, who calls himself a senior strategist and propagandist for Anonymous.
How smart is it to give out your NAME and AGE, if you claim to be a leader of a group preparing to commit a crime? Something stinks .
Our people break laws, just like all people break laws
FIRST, did he borrow that phrase from Eric Holder?
SECOND, doesn’t that phrase sound very similar to this?
“Johnnie’s parents let him do it”
Not if the payroll system has even a decent set of internal controls. For example, just putting your name on a list of folks to get paid shouldn't work, as any decent payroll system will require supervisory input (checking off on the submitted timecard, verifying employees in the section, etc...) for payroll to process. There would have to be collusion between the hacker and someone on the inside.
With collusion, there is higher risk, as now two or more have to keep a secret, but also with collusion, fraud is that much harder to prevent and detect.
That's why companies should also adopt some way of the payroll department to physically verify employee presence on the job.