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.
Where did you find that picture?
Some sort of artificial doughnut with synthetic chocolate armor made in Guandong Province.
FOX news had that one. Just Google it. There are a couple different ones.
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You know those cookie things - they are passed from agency to agency - and who knows what information is going with them. FireFox has a VERY Scary add on now that can show you the web you are weaving for yourself as you surf - it is called “Collusion” - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/collusion/
I have blocked many many cookies and scripts, and I still am in a huge web shown by Collusion. There is no such thing as being able to do things on the web privately now, it seems to me now.
You block all cookies? Think that will hide you? Check out how easily you are identified just by the information your browser sends out to allow the web to serve you properly: http://panopticlick.eff.org/ Last time I checked, I was uniquely identified by this method that has no dependency on cookies, etc.
How about you?
How about those in something like Anonymous? Do they believe they are not uniquely spotted by much more capable methods?
Since when do the Irish need a reason to be pissed off? [j/k]
Watch the FBI or the CIA hire him after he’s served his time.
From the article, I read that the Feds have his kids. That’s a big bargaining chip.
Or do you mean the hacker guy?
Excellent observation! They’ve had him and everything he knows/had, since June 7, 2011. Wow.
Besides the Stratfor site, what Conservative sites did they take down?
here is a list from last year. http://www.valuewalk.com/2012/02/the-list-of-websites-hacked-defaced-taken-down-by-anonymous/
Our gov't lets google do it for them...
Too bad the FBI, CIA, etc isn’t able to stop the commie chinese hackers.
Maybe, we can turn these freaks and get them to help give hell to the chi-coms. I know, they are sympathetic to the chicoms, but maybe some time with 300lb smelly bubba will motivate them.
heard about this?
anonymous hacker guys are mentioned... found it on a search for them. news to me. scary if true...
Its possible to uniquely identify you from what you type, your computer, and the sites you visit.
That was pretty funny.
did you see this report?
Very long terms in prison for hackers and developers of trojans and malware are needed. Let’s say 10 years in prison for each hacked computer or computer invaded, sentences to run concurrently
These draconian measures would filter out all but the sociopaths, insane, and government intelligence agents using hacking to gain intel or to disrupt enemy government programs via computers.
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How bout the George Bush Sr. turned states evidence on Bill Gates and they arrested him for trying to undermine the country’s financial system?
I’m bewildered by all the stuff I’m now finding on this subject, just as an accident on a search for something else. I’m trying to get more data on it to find out if what happened, really happened, and whether the “financial wheels” are really turning that fast, n.