Guess it hasn't ocurred to these geniuses that they are only hurting the tax-paying, law-abiding citizens of Fullerton.
If the FBI is not already going after them, they should be.
I am chiming in / speaking up rather early on this thread and I welcome replies and feedback from any and all.
I guess the reason I am posting on this thread is because I felt a sense of justice when I read the portion of the article at the top of the thread (I did not go to the OC Register website to finish the article).
I am vaguely familiar with some of the "adventures" (at least those that have been in the news, anyway) of the hacker group that calls themselves "Anonymous". I am a PC user of average skill and knowledge (who can keep up anyway?) and in no way a hacker.
As I looked into the most recent news concerning this group I came across and article about them planning a cyber-attack and/or a protest against San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_18679827
So, I guess what prompts me to write this little reply is that I know I have a strong sense of justice and I try to balance it -- on a daily basis -- with a sense of tolerance and fairness. But I would be interested in what makes others condemn this group.
Lawfulness, civil disobedience, public relations: is there as big a "grey area" here as I initially thought? Do you guys have some input as to the worthiness of the chosen cause(s) or issues of this group? Because from what I understand, they are doing more than most citizen watchdog groups could ever do, using the leverage that they have due to their skills, distributed membership, anonymity (mob mentality?), and willingness to break the law.
Hopefully no one will misunderstand my desire for meaningful discussion on this topic as some sort of attempt to defend them. I know very little except they have taken on the Church of Scientology, the government of Egypt, and some corporations whom I could not remember by name nor tell why they were targets.
Thanks in advance for civil discussion and please know that my quest here is not for the purpose of this topic only, but self-improvement and understanding in other areas of my life, too.
Anonymous is creating an account full of pain. Computer keyboards are the wrong tool to use to f*** with the wrong people.