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The Anonymous and Lulz Security hacktivist groups have called for an official boycott of payment processing service PayPal. The protest comes in retaliation for the July 19 arrests of 16 people accused of launching online attacks on behalf of Anonymous and LulzSec; 14 of those arrested are suspected to have participated in denial-of-service attacks on PayPal's website last December. Dubbed "Operation Avenge Assange" (referring to Julian Assange, the editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks), the December attacks were organized by Anonymous in retaliation for PayPal refusing to process donations from WikiLeaks supporters. [FBI Arrests 16 Suspected Hackers in Coast-to-Coast Dragnet] In a message posted on the text storage site Pastebin this morning (July 27), both groups urged PayPal customers to "immediately close their accounts" in protest of "the FBI's willingness to arrest and threaten those who are involved in ethical, modern cyber operations." The official statement continues: "In addition to this horrific law enforcement incompetence, PayPal continues to withhold funds from WikiLeaks, a beacon of truth in these dark times ... Quite simply, we, the people, are disgusted with these injustices. We will not sit down and let ourselves be trampled upon by any corporation or government." In response to PayPal heeding the U.S. government's mandate that it stop handling the money of WikiLeaks supporters, the hackers wrote, "PayPal's willingness to fold to legislation should be proof enough that they don't deserve the customers they get."
Originally posted by Cito
im still waiting for them to pick me up
come on feds im not only a supporter, I'm a member
Originally posted by SpringHeeledJack
If I could comment again on the OP...
I think releasing personal information of police officers was extremely irresponsible. I think the fingerprints of LulzSec are most definitely evident as I have my doubts Anonymous would post such information. I have come to that conclusion based on the fact that they recently reformed their tactics and have kept information like that held back.
Not to mention, the fact that they are calling for the release of those detained in Anonymous raids. Anyone with the smallest neuron firing upstairs knows that will NEVER happen.
And for some pure speculation on my part: I'd be willing to bet that one of these teen ignoramuses posted the personal details and that other Anons are very angry about it. That may be why they're refusing to comment on the details of the matter. I get the sense there may be some infighting at the moment. But like I said, this is pure speculation on my part at the moment.
Seriously. Some of you go around preaching the Legion talk and talk about your "l33t h4x0r" skills. Prove it.
Open challenge to Anonymous since they are "Legion" and all powerful:
What was it that the pathetic Sabu said when "Topiary" was arrested? Oh yeah: "R.I.P Topiary". That sound like a leader to any of you?
The Anonymous that exists right now is NOT the original Anonymous.
Thank God most of you have to go back to school soon. Then there will be less Anonymous BS on ATS.
Nikki Finnie, 17, who went to school with Davis (topiary), said he was so badly bullied that he left and retreated into a computer fantasy world.
Originally posted by Fractured.Facade
some of the anons they want freed.
Originally posted by Darkeligos
Also, 60k members? Not even close, the numbers backing anon are no less than 6 digits. Perhaps they don't lurk, or aren't part of the hacking, but there are more anonymous than you could imagine.
Originally posted by TinfoilTP
Strip away the BS rhetoric and look at what they actually do,
Anonymous are extortionists