Anonymous Revenge For Megaupload Shutdown

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  1. Anomaly_of_Anomie | Jan 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm |

    Groups like Anonymous are simply fueling the fire, waging war with a monster as big as The United States government … it’s like poking a dragon with a stick. Bills will be passed in some form or another, eventually. Hopefully it doesn’t include loopholes that give the wrong people too much power. 

    • Anarchy Pony | Jan 22, 2012 at 9:55 pm |

      You mean the status quo? The natural course of power? The inevitable path of any society that values power and control? Haters gonna hate, power’s gonna consolidate. It would happen regardless of groups like Anonymous.

      • Anomaly_of_Anomie | Jan 23, 2012 at 12:00 am |

        Well, yes… the skeletal structure of every society is consolidated power, which of course, depends upon a system of balance between the noncombatant majority and ruling few. Since a government is funded by it’s economy, the US in this case views piracy from a very defensive position. Those who oppose using “terrorist” tactics are more likely to encounter a response unfavorable to their own objective. They are prematurely engaging battle. Whatever perceived freedoms Americans think they have now will be further lost if legislation designed to control one threat is later applied abusively on it’s own people.  

    • Anonymous has such a childish attitude, even their acquired culture clearly has no viable filter. They soil the name of anyone that tries to give them a pedestal with terminology like “namefag” and “operation donkeypunch”. They just make it easy to be against the right side on important issues  with their self important, dickish style. Hopefully it will not lose its ability to evolve, because their heart is in the right place, just not their head.

  2. Hadrian999 | Jan 23, 2012 at 12:15 am |

    if only they went after real targets and important data rather than grandstanding with childish pranks

    • Jin The Ninja | Jan 23, 2012 at 2:05 am |

      double post.

    • Jin The Ninja | Jan 23, 2012 at 2:05 am |

      i completely agree. NYSE? BoA? Goldman?

      the list could be endless.

      • Hadrian999 | Jan 23, 2012 at 3:18 am |

        imagine if they acquired and leaked the internal training and doctrine documents of the NYPD/CIA intelligence program, every operational group like that compiles records of its operations in order to study effective and ineffective methods in order to create future operational doctrine, imagine irrefutable proof of the activities the US Govt conducts against it’s own citizens but they are content to run childish DDOS attacks and other such pranks

        • MoralDrift | Jan 23, 2012 at 6:32 am |

          in all fairness; it may be difficult to obtain these juicy documents…look what happened to Private Manning……

          • Hadrian999 | Jan 23, 2012 at 7:20 pm |

            manning would probably have been fine if he hadn’t had the misfortune to connect with a dirtbag like adrian lamo, the activists of the modern era need to learn about op-sec and counter intelligence tactics and be well disciplined if they want to get anything done

        • Jin The Ninja | Jan 23, 2012 at 10:46 am |

          oh yes, i totally forgot about all those tasty gov’t morsels. but again you are right, anyone can organise DoS attacks, or make wit of some horrible deed by re-writing ad lines. they need to do some legit hellraising- preferably asap.

  3. It’s not really hurting these organizations if their websites go down for a day or two. 

  4. It’s easy to criticize Anonymous for some of the stunts they pull, but I have to admire them for the fact that they’re at least doing something to fight back. Most people just whine a little bit then bend over.

    On one hand, they may be making it easier to construct justifications for more oppression, but those are never in short supply anyhow.

    On the other hand the sorts of hacks they pull off do cause corporations and governments to give a little thought before they take such actions. We may not see it, but it does.

    Beyond that, their mere presence and history of web attacks has caused corporations and governments to expend more valuable resources on cybersecurity. Every dollar they spend on defense is a dollar they can’t spend on offense.

    They are doing well in the asymmetric conflict “game”.

    • I’d like to agree, but how much is it really costing them to defend their homepages, compared to what they gain (or at least think they gain) by obliterating a file sharing site with what–150 million users? They need to compromise important data, or take down a major eCommerce site, before the media companies will be forced to recalculate. 

      Or, we can vote with our dollars get serious about supporting independent and CC-licensed media. Make it as lucrative as the “organic food” label has become. Frankly, most of their stuff isn’t worth downloading, anyhow. 

  5. I envy the talents of Anon…and mourn that they’re so often put to poor use. They have the technical skills to fight back in a way that most can only dream…directly impacting the daily lives of people who make grossly unethical and even unlawful decisions…and expect to get away with it. Then along comes Anon and monkeywrenches suddenly get thrown into the works.

    The criminals who deliberately abuse their influence and power will move to curtail net freedom and neutrality no matter what. If Anon had never existed…if hacking was unheard of…still they would move to stifle speech, expression, commerce, communication and even thought in a roundabout fashion. The war is already underway and has been for quite some time. The presence of rogue hackers only means that the war is at least not 100% one sided.

    Let the bastards sweat a little over their sites, over their secrets and hidden crimes. let them worry that any day their hard drives might suddenly spew forth every dirty little secret they’ve locked away. That worry and fear is the LEAST they deserve for their actions. Most of us lack the power to even make them suffer that much…

    …and if I have one beef with Anon…its that I wish they used that skill and ability to inflict a THOUSAND times worse on the enemies of human freedom and dignity.

    • apocalypso! | Jan 23, 2012 at 2:17 pm |

      really? i don’t think so. I’ve been consistently surprised and impressed by the restraint and discernment anonymous have shown in choosing worthy targets for the utilization of their skills.
      Especially considering that the reputation perpetuated in the media is that they’re just a bunch of misfit autistic pre-teens causing mayhem from the comfort of their parents’ basements… I wonder how long it will be til they get false-flagged or something though…evil forces never stop strategizing…spell check says strategizing isn’t a word…

  6. Mamagriff50 | Jan 23, 2012 at 2:07 pm |

    Bravo Anonymous!    Without groups or people like Anonymous and Wikileaks there would be two groups-the rich and the poor. Two sets of laws theirs and the ones they govern us with. That sucks!, wouldn’t it. Society has just about reached that point now. So I say thankyou again.

  7. apocalypso! | Jan 23, 2012 at 2:29 pm |

    Seriously? anonymous is probably the most positive role-model kids growing up today can look up to.
    What they do may technically break some laws, but they act more according to principle than any other group or profession. Military, police, bankers, pro-sports, politicians, priests…all corrupt hypocrites serving a corrupt system. Better to hope your kid grows up to be a “misfit” hacker who at least has badass technical skills and acts according to what his real beliefs are.

    Ok, full disclosure, I’ve been thinking about it for awhile, and I think I want to have anonymous’ babies….

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