You may have heard the name Anonymous floating around a lot lately.
The “hacktivist group” showed up in the news recently when it lashed out against those evil, God’s message distorting fucknuts known as Westboro Baptist Church (seriously, how the holy hell hasn’t someone just taken that place out by now?) after the
nutjobs church members announced plans to picket the funerals of victims of the Newtown, CT school shooting.
Mainstream America, who really knows little about the group, praised them for this (and rightfully so).
They posted personal phone numbers, cell phone numbers, addresses, links to Facebook profiles (private ones, not church ones), Instagram accounts and so on.
By the time this is all done the people of WBC will be lucky if their social security numbers, credit card numbers, back account numbers and such aren’t given out to identity thieves for free.
In fact, this may just be the tip of the iceberg lol.
In March of 2011 I wrote about another one of Anonymous‘s aggressive hack jobs.
It involved a leading cyber-security firm, HPGary Federal, whose CEO decided he’d go on television and talk about how they were “closing in on revealing the identities of the group” and so on.
And how did Anonymous react to that braggadocio?
“Anonymous hacked HPGary’s website, replacing it with an Anonymous image and “greeting” that detailed their actions.
They begin with, “Greetings HPGAry (a computer “security” company), then go on to say:
“Your recent claims of “infiltrating” Anonymous amuse us, and so do your attempts at using Anonymous as a means to garner press attention for yourself. How’s this for attention?
You brought this upon yourself. You’ve tried to bite at the Anonymous hand, and now the Anonymous hand is bitch-slapping you in the face.”
Anonymous then went on to download HPGary’s email, uploading 66,000 emails to Pirate Bay, then hacked Barr’s email and Twitter accounts, posting Barr’s address, cell phone and social security number, and leaving various taunting and offensive messages.
Hell, they even remotely accessed the man’s iPad and wiped it clean for good measure.
In another ironic touch, Anonymous also posted the information on themselves—information which HPGary was going to sell to the FBI. Anonymous noted that the information gathered by HPGary is either publicly available Anonymous’ IRC networks or plain “nonsense.”
Daily Kos reported that Anonymous also deleted the firm’s back-up files.”
So, um, yeah.
If they can do that to one of the nation’s cyber-security firms things could be getting real ugly, real soon for those inbred assclowns over at Westboro Baptist Church.