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NATO leaders have been warned that Wikileaks-loving 'hacktivist' collective Anonymous could pose a threat to member states' security, following recent attacks on the US Chamber of Commerce and defence contractor HBGary - and promise to 'persecute' its members.
In a toughly-worded draft report to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, General Rapporteur Lord Jopling claims that the loose-knit, leaderless group is "becoming more and more sophisticated", and "could potentially hack into sensitive government, military, and corporate files".
Read more: www.thinq.co.uk...
Something beautiful was born on the internet. Little did I know as I was blocking a pool in Habbo Hotel that I was part of something that would one day become a threat to all established forms of authority.
A cyber Al-Qaeda
Unfortunately, creating a mythology around hacking has become a double-edged sword. It was cool to claim you could attack any server at anytime and act like a god of the internet. The problem is the media and laypeople took it to heart and now believe a lot of that stuff. Fear of the unknown makes rational people irrational. Hell, I knew a guy in college that unplugged his ethernet every nights so hackers didn't get in his machine when he wasn't on it. The general public is even more paranoid and scared of the boogey man than he was and they have the power to act on the fear in increasingly irrational ways.
Or just causing mild complaints? Hit the DOD, the CIA, release top secret documents that will allow the people to see the truth. About everything.
4chan is not anonymous. To even let them claim that is laughable. It is antithetic to the concepts of anonymous. Anyone who has ever enjoyed a freedom because of the internet age, has been anonymous.\
This is crazy news, considering the recent legislation allowing the president to use the military to attack nations who are a "cyberthreat".
I surely hope that OP didn't mean the "young to lead" in reference to anon and 4chans /b/tards alike.
Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
Some hackers will be saying this...:
Good luck I am behind 8 proxies, using a zombie machine, using a free wifi spot that the library of congress offers..if you try to search for me, it will only lead back to yourselves into an endless loop...
Originally posted by Version100
Regulated ISPs and limited/metered internet access.