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.
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Hacker group vows ‘cyberwar’ on US, businesses
As I reported a couple of days ago, this blog, as well as American and Proud, The O Word, Gawfer and a few other sites that we host on our shared connection were subjected to outages because BlueHost and WordPress both came under attack.
In an official statement, the company described the attack as being of the order of “multiple Gigabits per second and tens of millions of packets per second,” severe enough to affect the company’s three data centers in Chicago, San Antonio, and Dallas.
Well, it looks like there may be another attack, and what do you know, the guy that is doing the interview with this worthless piece of human garbage filed his story in DALLAS.
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.”
So, let’s see, it’s OK to break the law if it’s all done in the name of civil disobedience?
I wonder if these egg-heads can spin this?
If you have sex with a prostitute, against her will, is it rape or shoplifting? Either way, you’ve committed a crime, now it’s all about the severity OF the crime, and the ramifications that follow.
Pay attention Anonymous, it’s still a crime, no matter how you look at it and some WILL take you down! Of that you can be certain. Here’s why:
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.
That little homosexual PUKE, Bradley Manning, has endangered countless American operations and the operatives that execute them. He has intentionally given classified information to another pervert, Julian Assange, and Assange has poured it out on the Internet. Apparently, Anonymous sees nothing wrong with that?
If that’s the case, then Anonymous is quite correct, this IS war, and they are the enemy. That makes them a target. And in a REAL war, the battle isn’t stopped once you log OFF, and unlike the war games you egg-head moonbats play on the computer, you don’t hit the refresh button and get another life back. You can’t click on the POWER PILL and become Superman!
In a REAL war, when you’re dead, you’re dead, and the people that you’re messing with have the money and resources to find you and make you disappear. If I knew that had happened, if I knew that some hacker bastard had mysteriously vanished, I’m pretty sure I’d develop a very serious case of amnesia. Just sayin’…
Among the methods the group is vowing to use: posting personal information about the officials on the Internet, a method known as “doxing.” The group also this week issued a threat over the Internet to “harass” the staff at Quantico “to the point of frustration,” including a “complete communications shutdown” of its Internet and phone links.
That is rich. These guys are going to shut down Quantico. For those not aware, Quantico is the training facility, and one of the investigative facilities for the F.B.I. and USMC.
Good luck with that endeavor.
Anonymous has been blamed by senior U.S. government officials — including Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn — with mounting so-called “distributed denial of service” (DDoS) attacks on major corporate and government targets. The group is believed to do this by mobilizing thousands of so-called “zombie” computers, which have been infected with viruses, and directing them to flood a targeted website simultaneously, creating such a huge demand for service that the site shuts down.
And that is exactly what happened to the folks at WordPress last week.
OK, there’s a lot more to this story, click the link and see it for yourself, but remember this, your Internet security is NOT as good as you think it is. Unless you are a specialist in ‘net security, I am certain that at least 75% of the readers on this blog have some type of Trojan, virus, a bug, malware, God only knows what, running in your machines right now.
Update your security programs, use more than one security program, and keep ALL of the ones you use as current as possible. I have 4 systems that I use, all are very good at what they do and are very efficient, most of the time. This last attack left me with a Trojan that 3 of the 4 missed and a deep scan by the 4th system found and removed.
Protect yourself and your computer folks, and keep your eyes open constantly!