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Anonymous: underage /b/tards or a real threat?

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posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 06:39 PM
anon isn't a organisation anymore than robin hood is a person.

Sure theres probably a bunch of hackers some were sitting at home thinking they are anon but its more than than now its both an idea and a mask.

Even if the american goverment takes down every senior anon member, all it takes is one person anywhere on the web to say he is anon and act like it and anon is alive again.

personally I hope that the us gov does get most of the senior anon members, not because I wish anon ill but because the more anon splinter the stronger it gets and harder to catch.

If I had medals to hand out, in the last year I would have been handing them out to anon.

you can't kill ideas

posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 06:39 PM
reply to post by OmegaLogos

Viruses like that are exactly why i'm on a Mac

From what i've seen, anonymous works sort of like sardines. 1 person decides what to do next, and the other people decide whether or not to follow. if they don't follow, that 1 sardine is out in the open and gets eaten

But in all seriousness, i think some people seriously underestimate how smart some in anon are. It's a similar demographic to those who regularly jailbreak & unlock the iPhone, as in the ones who actually make the tools to do it. Sure some might be internet trolls, but others are pretty darn smart, capable of a big impact, as we've seen with the hacked emails, and the stolen virus. But the most interesting part is that you cannot effectively shut down anon. Many people have the misconception that anon is run by a small group of people, when in fact, if you've ever visited the IRC channel, you'll see it's a ton of people, with a few throwing out ideas and some more directing traffic. Overall, they're somewhat disorganized. But they've gotten pretty far with being so disorganized.

Average convo on IRC:
Person 1: ZOMG!
2: Let's hack & steal emails
3: Yeah! Good idea
4: Bad idea!
3: No, it's a good idea, what are you talking about N00B!!!!
5: Let's fax wikileaks cables to Egypt!!!!!!!
6: I'll fax em, what's the number
7: 999-999-9999
8: Spamspam
9: Stop spamming N00B!
2: here's more info on how to hack & steal emails
edit on 21-2-2011 by mossme89 because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 08:06 PM
reply to post by mossme89

This is basically what I'm trying to ascertain; so you think that's pretty much the extent of their operation and there are no well fortified areas of the internet where they can collaborate more efficiently and in greater secret?

posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 04:16 AM
reply to post by ballsdeep

They might. But for the most part, they work out in the open.

posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 11:58 PM
Its partly a viral 4chan publicity stunt... mark my words...

There is a real phenomena though, part of it has been named Anonymous now. This thing existed since the September that never ended, it moved on to irc and online games an now the image boards..

It was the reason why they staged 9/11, they couldn't control it anymore.. It grew over their heads.

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