Monday, February 21, 2011

Anonymous Is Super Duper

In these modern times, it's rare that we get to see the kind of swashbuckling and derring-do accomplished by the corsairs and pirates of the high seas back in the hazy days of antiquity (I'm pretty sure my old-ass mom was alive then, tho).

Thankfully, we have the hacker group Anonymous.

Anonymous has claimed credit for several online attacks targeting Visa, Mastercard, Hosni Mubarak, and the Church of Scientology.  Far from being a group hoping to steal identities and amass money made through ill-gotten means, they choose their targets in order to stand for social justice and to punish people they feel are infringing on the rights of others.

A sort of online Robin Hood, if you will.

Well, the world anticipated an exciting move from Anonymous, as a few days ago a statement appeared in the Interwebs from people claiming to be the hacker group, threatening the Westboro Baptist Church, whose exploits I'll not list here-- let's just say that they're a bunch of hateful bigots who make money by antagonizing soldiers, gays, their families... essentially, everyone hates these guys, and I normally refuse to write about them.

An excerpt from the statement:

"ANONYMOUS cannot abide this behavior any longer. The time for us to be idle spectators in your inhumane treatment of fellow Man has reached its apex, and we shall now be moved to action. Thus, we give you a warning: Cease & desist your protest campaign in the year 2011, return to your homes in Kansas, & close your public Web sites. 

"Should you ignore this warning, you will meet with the vicious retaliatory arm of ANONYMOUS: We will target your public Websites, and the propaganda & detestable doctrine that you promote will be eradicated; the damage incurred will be irreversible, and neither your institution nor your congregation will ever be able to fully recover. It is in your best interest to comply now, while the option to do so is still being offered, because we will not relent until you cease the conduction & promotion of all your bigoted operations & doctrines."

Of course, being the classy guys they are, WBC responded with their typical hatred and Biblebabble:

Imagine everyone's amusement, then, when Anonymous clearly stated that they did not have any intention before to target WBC, but they may get around to them, when they have the time.  Ha!

I would like to state that OAQ in no way endorses nor supports cyberterrorism.  This made me chuckle, tho, at the end of their response:

"(Note: This letter was written by more than 20 Anons, at the same time, and none of them were inbred
family members. Unlike that other, shitty 'Press Release'."

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