Skip to comments.Anonymous in disarray after major crackdown snares leaders
Posted on 03/06/2012 12:57:02 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- In the U.S. government's biggest crackdown to date on a hacktivist group calling itself "Anonymous," four leaders and one other activist were arrested Tuesday and charged with a computer hacking conspiracy.
The U.S. Department of Justice also revealed Tuesday that it had snared the prime leader of an Anonymous offshoot group called LulzSec, which conducted a high-profile, two-month hacking rampage last summer against corporate and government targets.
What particularly set the movement on edge was the conviction and apparent turning of the LulzSec leader Hector Xavier Monsegur, known by his hacker alias Sabu.
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I guess they weren’t legion. More like a dozen guys in basements.
Down to eight guys now.
I truly hope they send these animals to prison for life.
Yep, I suspect that that smirk is thing of the past.
If the FBI wants to they can monitor your specific connection, have been able to for years.
Without a warrant.
Yep. Sadly these “pro freedom” scumbags like Anonymous are the ones who threaten our freedom the most due to the fact that they provide the reason for government crackdowns.
If I were a wannabe dictator in a somewhat free country, I would quietly support this sort of thing to make the victims of hacking more likely to support giving up their freedom.
He’ll get WitSec and big $ from the govt, until *someone* (one of his former hacker-pals) finds and offs him.
They already do. In China they are very blatant about it. In the they monitor and pretend they don’t. Its way too easy for them to resist. For our own safety ya know.
What on earth is he eating?
From the article: Internet criminals. “One was from New York, two of the other leaders were from the United Kingdom, and two were from Ireland. The fifth, more loosely connected arrestee was from Chicago.”
I get the NY & Chicago lunatics but Ireland? What did the US ever do to piss of freaks in Ireland??
If they were smart they kept something juicy back as a bargaining chip.
“...that smirk is thing of the past.”
Especially when his 300 lb cellmate, “Bubba”, tells him, “You sure got a purdy mouth!”
WAIT WAIT - take a deep look at the story - the leader has been known for months and working with the FEDS!! They took down Stratfor and other conservative sites while under government watchdog!!Can you say - another Fast and Furious attack on the conservatives in America!
I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?
I'm sure one of our resident computer experts could update it for the times.
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