posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 03:12 AM
Well it's more or less the same anonymous, but also very likely almost entirely different people from the people involved in the FOX video. Anonymous
is born of image boards, and their favorite pass time, besides the creation and propagation of memes, is messing with people (especially each other).
A bunch of them decided it'd be funny to mess with Scientology, since they deserve it, and anonymous by it's nature is uniquely suited to attack
Anonymous has done all kinds of mean, yet to them, hilarious things to people. nothing physically harmful, but definitely emotionally hurtful. As a
bunch of random, largely college-age people with internet connections and nothing better to do with their time, they have an uncanny ability to find
people in real life from nothing more than the photos they post.
While they'll talk about all kinds of terrorist things, they'd never actually do something like that; they've just got a sense of humor that most
people would find absolutely reprehensible. Anonymous is largely internet veterans. No picture can shock them.
Fox's video is hilarious to them because of how absolutely stupid FOX sounds to them, in it's depiction. Just the phrase "hackers on steroids" is
worth laughs. Though there may be a few hackers in anonymous, they're not likely to be the ones messing with emotionally unstable livejournal users
for laughs; anonymous generally just exploits people using foolish or obvious passwords, or people who have unwisely posted their real E-mail.