Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Feb 2011 10:45 UTC
Internet & Networking Absolutely fantastic article over at Ars about a guy trying to hunt down Anonymous - which cost him and his company dearly. "Aaron Barr believed he had penetrated Anonymous. The loose hacker collective had been responsible for everything from anti-Scientology protests to pro-Wikileaks attacks on MasterCard and Visa, and the FBI was now after them. But matching their online identities to real-world names and locations proved daunting. Barr found a way to crack the code. [...] But had he?" A comment to the article says it best: "Personally, I'm rooting for Anonymous. I may not care for their attitude or their methods sometimes, but I think a little fear and caution on the worst excesses of those who would impair our rights is good thing." Governments and companies should fear the people - not the other way around.
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RE[3]: Governments
by 4nntt on Thu 10th Feb 2011 14:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Governments "
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Yea, me too. Unfortunatly that's a bit of a false dicotomy, isn't it? DDOS attacks would seem to fall into both categories.

Then again, I suppose it it's still better than physical violence.

Edited 2011-02-10 14:30 UTC

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