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Anonymous won't be deterred, and continues attacks

Shortly after learning Anonymous-affiliated LulzSec members were betrayed by their leader, Hector Xavier Monsegur, a.k.a. 'Sabu,' Anonymous retaliated by launching several fresh attacks. 

The Antisec group attacked Panda Security's PandaLabs website, defacing the page and publicly mocking Sabu:

"Pandasecurity.com... has earned money working with law enforcement to lurk and snitch on Anonymous activists. They helped to jail 25 Anonymous in different countries and they were actively participating in our IRC channels trying to dox [obtain personal information about] many others."

Panda Lab officials said customer information wasn't compromised during the attack, which was directed towards an external Panda Labs server. Company technical director Luis Corrons believes his firm was targeted because of a supportive blog applauding action against Anonymous.

In a separate attack, hackers reportedly connected with Anonymous also attacked the Vatican's official website (http://vatican.va), crippling the site for a large portion of Wednesday. The targeted attack was justified for reasons ranging from actions against heretics, Inquisition book burning, and widespread child abuse by priests.

Hackers reportedly connected with Anonymous posted statements of support for their busted comrades, while also confirming attacks wouldn't stop.

Sabu's betrayal lead to a shakeup of the group, as it was the first major blow to the global hacker collective.

Sabu was originally arrested last June by federal authorities, and turned into a snitch to help bring down several others within the group. Despite global crackdowns against the group, it's unlikely Anonymous and any affiliate hacker groups are going to suddenly stop attacking high-profile targets.

Despite Sabu being seen as a leader of the group -- who turned on his own group in exchange for leniency -- the group will reorganize and select new senior leadership. In the past month, Anonymous posted an audio clip from a phone conversation between the FBI and Scotland Yard, while showing they can successfully plague authorities.

Source: BBC



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What a bunch of sniveling little adolescents
By runutz on 3/9/2012 3:19:39 PM , Rating: 5
Yeah, you're so much for "righting wrongs" and your petulant little egos has nothing to do with it.




By Reclaimer77 on 3/12/2012 1:51:45 PM , Rating: 2
LOL yeah I just love their little statements. It's like they think they're Thomas Jefferson on the side of righteousness or something.


RE: What a bunch of sniveling little adolescents
By iceonfire1 on 3/12/2012 5:48:46 PM , Rating: 5
No kidding, for a little while there they could've been taken seriously. This kind of reminds you that their mom is 4chan and their dad is in jail.


By Spuke on 3/12/2012 6:35:55 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
This kind of reminds you that their mom is 4chan and their dad is in jail.
LMAO!


By EricMartello on 4/9/2012 7:49:06 AM , Rating: 2
You sound bitter. Did you fall for one of those "World of Warcraft Game Card Generator - enter your username and password to continue..." websites?

One less female elf controlled by a bald fat guy, I suppose.


2 down, 2 million to go...
By talikarni on 3/10/2012 11:26:50 AM , Rating: 2
Now I do not condone or support (nor applaud the arrest of) Anon. or lulzsec members but this is just a major short sighted PR stunt, exacerbating a larger problem.

This is like killing 2 queens in a termite nest without taking out the other dozen queens and millions of workers. They will continue on their path of destruction and eggs will produce more queens as needed.

From a technical aspect, when Napster was taken down, dozens of others popped up, yet the media claimed that almost all piracy should then be killed long term... we all see how that went, this Anon. situation is no different, and is actually many times worse and much more dangerous.




RE: 2 down, 2 million to go...
By vol7ron on 3/11/12, Rating: -1
RE: 2 down, 2 million to go...
By Boze on 3/12/2012 12:18:46 PM , Rating: 2
Shows how dumb the FBI and Department of Justice is...

What they should have done, was just have Sabu directing Anonymous as much as possible for as long as he could, leading the group to attacks that would cause as little disruption as possible.

Instead, they played their head too early and will likely have accomplished little to nothing in the long-term, other than send to jail someone who, for all his cooperation, should have had complete amnesty from prosecution, and send 25 other people to jail for what? 5 to 10 years? Tops?

But that's our government for you... completely unable to take a long-term stance.


RE: 2 down, 2 million to go...
By FITCamaro on 3/12/2012 3:34:30 PM , Rating: 2
He wasn't in charge of Anonymous. He was in charge of Lulzsec. Which was affiliated with Anonymous. Now maybe they could have monitored for longer and grabbed a few more, but you're not going to get them all.


RE: 2 down, 2 million to go...
By Spuke on 3/12/2012 6:42:52 PM , Rating: 2
No but you could've figured how they operate so you COULD at least cripple them. No one is impossible to get at just depends on how far you want to go.


By theapparition on 3/20/2012 1:01:35 PM , Rating: 2
But at what cost?

The FBI was already aware of active hacks. Sure, they possibly could have strung it out a bit further, and maybe caught a few more, but what sort of damage could Lulzsec could have done in that extra time.


By overlandpark4me on 3/22/2012 9:14:03 PM , Rating: 2
way, so they whine and snivel."You don't like us, whahhhhhhhh".




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