posted on Apr, 29 2014 @ 12:34 AM
The thing with 'Anonymous' is that anyone can claim to be a member, which is how they want it to be. So, 'membership' ranges from people wishing
to be hackers (being a hacker today is similar to how kids of yore felt about astronauts or cowboys - it's cool/badass, and rightly so), to the
presumably comparatively small sect of actual hackers, with many varying levels of ability in between. Then of course there's how serious each member
is about truly being 'anonymous' so you have people with security ranging from the 'lol im ddosing u 4 beating me in call of duty' skids to the
super paranoid Rusty Shacklefords.
So if this was true, it could easily be Anons that didn't take all the countermeasures they could to protect their identity getting caught and
harassed, although one would think the Illuminati would just be eliminating those they deemed unacceptable, however.
It also may not be the first time Anons have potentially made up stories
From that link: "Now, in an effort to garner grittier publicity for above mentioned book, Barrett Brown fabricated a story about a conveniently
‘unknown and as yet unidentified’ member of Anonymous who was supposedly ‘kidnapped’ by the (rightly so) much feared Los Zetas drug cartel in
Mexico. Nobody knows who this supposed victim is and no official reports have been filed."
The operation was cancelled eventually because messing with the most dangerous cartel founded by ex-spec ops is generally a bad idea, but one Anon
source claimed the kidnapped Anon had been returned bruised but still alive (sounds pretty un-Zetas, right?), while many others doubted there had ever
been someone kidnapped in the first place. According to newspaper articles on that incident, "There is no police report filed to link to the original
claim of a kidnap." and a twitter user following the debacle commented, "Not one person can name the victim, the date or a witness."