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Hacker group vows 'cyberwar' on US government, business [ The result will be Internet Regulations]
MSNBC ^ | March 8 2011 | Michael Isikoff

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.

“It’s a guerilla cyberwar — that’s what I call it,” said Barrett Brown, 29, who calls himself a senior strategist and “propagandist” for Anonymous. He added: “It’s sort of an unconventional, asymmetrical act of warfare that we’ve involved in. And we didn’t 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: anonymous; cyberattack; cyberattacks; cyberwar; internet

1 posted on 03/08/2011 7:25:06 PM PST by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone
We do so ethically. We do it against targets that have asked for it.

With that said, will you go after IRS computers?

2 posted on 03/08/2011 7:27:03 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: NoLibZone

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.


3 posted on 03/08/2011 7:27:21 PM PST by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama, then try him for treason. / Homosexuals reject diversity.)
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To: NoLibZone

And these most likely to be -lib- idiots don’t see *any* “unintended consequences” bearing down upon them like a runaway Amtrak?


4 posted on 03/08/2011 7:29:01 PM PST by Salamander (I may be lonely but I'm never alone...and the nights may pass me by......but I never cry.)
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To: NoLibZone

When you live in you mother’s basement, tomorrow is not something you think about.


5 posted on 03/08/2011 7:35:17 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Salamander

Of course they didn;t think things through. Their actions are driven by random, unfocused emotion.


6 posted on 03/08/2011 7:38:24 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Salamander
And these most likely to be -lib- idiots don’t see *any* “unintended consequences” bearing down upon them like a runaway Amtrak?

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.

7 posted on 03/08/2011 7:39:29 PM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmit in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: NoLibZone

What recession?

Liberal hack groups are doing fine. :)


8 posted on 03/08/2011 7:39:53 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Salamander

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.


9 posted on 03/08/2011 7:47:00 PM PST by Sienovan
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To: NoLibZone

How’s the connectivity in Gitmo? Acts of terror
executed against government computers might
earn the pukes some free lodging.


10 posted on 03/08/2011 8:00:54 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: NoLibZone

If your name has hit the MSM you aren’t important.


11 posted on 03/08/2011 8:01:47 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: NoLibZone

Iv’e always wondered if these hackers could insert themselves into a companies payroll and have their “paycheck” direct deposited into an account somewhere.


12 posted on 03/08/2011 8:02:00 PM PST by mowowie
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To: NoLibZone

I think these hackers should be put to death.


13 posted on 03/08/2011 8:26:46 PM PST by 2CAVTrooper (For those who have had to fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected shall never know.)
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To: Army Air Corps
Of course they didn;t think things through. Their actions are driven by random, unfocused emotion.

Wait a sec... Are you talking about those idiot hackers or liberals? Or both?

14 posted on 03/08/2011 8:29:23 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Both.


15 posted on 03/08/2011 8:34:20 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: NoLibZone

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.


16 posted on 03/08/2011 8:40:29 PM PST by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: IYAS9YAS

You’re right, this stinks like an op. Maybe Anonymous is the new Emmanuel Goldstein...


17 posted on 03/08/2011 9:15:17 PM PST by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: NoLibZone

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.


18 posted on 03/08/2011 9:49:04 PM PST by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: NoLibZone
“Our people break laws, just like all people break laws”
I do not think all people break the law I do not. I actually pride myself on being a law abiding citizen I guess this is not valued anymore.

Depressing

19 posted on 03/08/2011 9:59:48 PM PST by funfan
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To: Rembrandt

Obama is on all of this crap that is going on


20 posted on 03/08/2011 10:00:53 PM PST by funfan
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To: thecabal
You’re right, this stinks like an op.

“It’s a guerilla cyberwar — that’s what I call it,” said Barrett Brown, 29, who calls himself a senior strategist and “propagandist” for Anonymous.

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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 .

21 posted on 03/09/2011 12:13:38 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post.)
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To: funfan

“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”


22 posted on 03/09/2011 12:20:31 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post.)
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To: mowowie
Iv’e always wondered if these hackers could insert themselves into a companies payroll and have their “paycheck” direct deposited into an account somewhere.

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.

23 posted on 03/09/2011 6:24:05 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmit in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: 2CAVTrooper

SSS


24 posted on 03/09/2011 11:39:12 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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