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Anonymous To Bring Down Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, United Nations (+ More, may have your bank info)

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posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 07:11 PM
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Anonymous To Bring Down Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, United Nations



A few days after Anonymous successfully led the largest coordinated attack in their history with over 5,000 people taking down over 10 federal and industry Web sites, the group has come out to issue yet another statement on how they are going to bring down major websites for institutions and even banks.

This comes after the closure of MegaUpload where people used to upload and download files and music. The site was closed due to copyright infringement but Anonymous say that the take down was not about copyrighted materials. They have now given only 72 hours for megaupload to come back online or they close down major websites.

Anonymous claims that they have gained access to the servers for the United Nations, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, US Bank, Capital One, Chase Bank, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. If their demands are not met, they will take down all of these servers.

When commenting on the banks they put on there list, Anonymous claims that they have the account info of every client at these banks. They want to reassure citizens, however, that they are not going to compromise their information. They only want to make a statement to Congress.


I added the bold emphasis on the last paragraph of the excerpt because I personally feel that if true, is quite unnerving. I have seen a lot of people questioning Anonymous's tactics. Even with the above knowledge I am still somewhat on the fence at this point as far as their purpose and what they hope to accomplish.

I get bringing the message to Congress. What I don't get is, despite their reassurance, why they would even access regular folks information when they are accessing these servers to do they're thing and prove this point.

Them mentioning having personal account information for all of the financial institutions members, to me, states that they're saying "we have them, but we won't post it or do anything malicious with it...yet".

Maybe a bluff tactic, would Congress call the bluff and risk exposing who knows how many account holders private account information?

This is getting more interesting by the day.

Source Article
edit on 1/22/2012 by UberL33t because: (no reason given)




posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 07:15 PM
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They should be attacking the computer voting system. At least that would bring about an immediate result.



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 07:15 PM
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I don't think MegaUpload will be back up in 72 hours...

Dotcom 'extreme' flight risk


A decision will be made this
afternoon on whether four alleged
internet pirates will be released from
prison on bail.

The men, including Megaupload co-founder
Kim Dotcom, are appearing in North Shore
District Court today.

Judge David McNaughton is hearing each
bail application separately, starting with Dotcom.
The Crown has opposed bail, saying Dotcom poses
an `extreme' flight risk and risk of reoffending.



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 07:20 PM
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Now they just need to drop relevant information about how they are being screwed.

"Oh, no facebook. Wait. They are stealing HOW MUCH MONEY?!"

Perhaps this can be an opportunity to give some of humanity a nice little wake-up call.



Also, BLAME THE BANKS.
They are the ones that have the information out there in plain sight.
With next to no security? What kind of institution with sensitive information like that, keeps it within easy grasp of hackers? Its 'too expensive' to have higher security for those types of informations? Seriously though. It should be hiring network security specialists to outfit their networks with the highers in security settings/features/protection. So why aren't they?

I mean, Anon isn't -that- good are they?

edit on 22/1/12 by AzureSky because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 07:20 PM
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I got blasted recently for suggesting they were cia (anon) but for me their actions seem all wrong.

I realy want them to be on our side but personaly I think the targets they choose do more harm than good as you hint at yourself. For me personaly I'd believe they were on our side if they were to attack the tv stations since they are what TPTB use to control the sheeple, but to openly say they have OUR bank details will simply have the sheeple begging for INTERNET SECURITY ie: Totaly controlled.



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 07:27 PM
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I would love to see them take down facebook, oh wait then what will my kids do with their time???


The power they have by hacking the banks is scary and could start some runs on the banks. Then all hell will break loose!!
But got to support them for at least taking a stand and making some noise.



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 07:31 PM
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i think what they will do with this info is that they wont do anything with the average joe's account be the people who they see wronged everyone they will probably get very malicious with



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 07:32 PM
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The issue with this is the fact that Megaupload is a Hong Kong based company. The US government literally has no say if the site goes back up or not.

The Megaupload issue is deep rooted in politics and happened by some people pulling some strings and some backroom deals. Anonymous attacking any sites, especially sites that are vital to peoples everyday lives(i.e. banks), threats and actions like these do more harm than good.



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 07:34 PM
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Do you have another source? The blog Uganda News Picks seems kind of unreliable



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 07:34 PM
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I have alwasys said that I believe that the monopoly YOUTUBE has is not good considering hundreds of millions of websites depend on youtube. I wouldnt be surprised if over 90% of videos being watched on the internet is being watched on youtube. Pull that plug... I dare ya. It would leave a massive black hole.



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 07:40 PM
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Im now beginning to doubt anon and their tactics. It seems to me that this would only push public opinion towards more internet control by the government.

Needless to say.......im a bit concerned over what may be coming.



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 07:43 PM
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US Bank? Are you sure!? Why US Bank? Thats where my meager moola be. US Bank is just an everyday man's bank. It's not BOA. Should I feel (and act ) pannicked just about now?!



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 07:46 PM
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Here is an Article posted by a site on the xBox Network, they seem to take it seriously enough to post the article.

Anonymous Threaten To Take Down Xbox LIVE Servers

This is breaking news as it is, perhaps more sources will be available as word travels.
edit on 1/22/2012 by UberL33t because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 07:48 PM
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I don't know how I feel about this. If they are going to take down sites why be choosy. If they want to black out the net then black it all out.



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 07:55 PM
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Anon assures "do not fear" my account will not be "compromised".




posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 07:59 PM
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Originally posted by UberL33t

Anonymous To Bring Down Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, United Nations



A few days after Anonymous successfully led the largest coordinated attack in their history with over 5,000 people taking down over 10 federal and industry Web sites, the group has come out to issue yet another statement on how they are going to bring down major websites for institutions and even banks.

This comes after the closure of MegaUpload where people used to upload and download files and music. The site was closed due to copyright infringement but Anonymous say that the take down was not about copyrighted materials. They have now given only 72 hours for megaupload to come back online or they close down major websites.

Anonymous claims that they have gained access to the servers for the United Nations, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, US Bank, Capital One, Chase Bank, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. If their demands are not met, they will take down all of these servers.

When commenting on the banks they put on there list, Anonymous claims that they have the account info of every client at these banks. They want to reassure citizens, however, that they are not going to compromise their information. They only want to make a statement to Congress.


I added the bold emphasis on the last paragraph of the excerpt because I personally feel that if true, is quite unnerving. I have seen a lot of people questioning Anonymous's tactics. Even with the above knowledge I am still somewhat on the fence at this point as far as their purpose and what they hope to accomplish.

I get bringing the message to Congress. What I don't get is, despite their reassurance, why they would even access regular folks information when they are accessing these servers to do they're thing and prove this point.

Them mentioning having personal account information for all of the financial institutions members, to me, states that they're saying "we have them, but we won't post it or do anything malicious with it...yet".

Maybe a bluff tactic, would Congress call the bluff and risk exposing who knows how many account holders private account information?

This is getting more interesting by the day.

Source Article
edit on 1/22/2012 by UberL33t because: (no reason given)


I wish I knew what Anon is trying to accomplish here. They keep doing all these things, yet has anything changed? So they will take down mass social networking sites for a few hours, the united nations... and a bank or two. But WHAT does this accomplish?

Nothing has changed since Anon came on the scene. . . They aren't even a blip on the radar. What is the point to all this?

I want to believe. . .



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 08:06 PM
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I tend to agree here lately, although I applaud their attempt to thwart an all out assault on the freedoms of the internet, but with DDoS attacks? I do hope they have other tactics up their sleeves and are able to keep any one in the general public free from becoming collateral damage in the fight. Although, there are not to many wars that have been fought where civilian casualties were not prevalent.

I do hope that isn't Plan B. If it is, then one may begin to wonder if other agendas were afoot here.



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 10:51 PM
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I don't think #OpGlobalBlackout is a "legit" Anonymous operation. There's nothing on AnonymousIRC Twitter page about it.



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 05:49 PM
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Seems this is gaining a few sources, creditable however?...guess that remains to be seen.



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 06:03 PM
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There's nothing legit about Anonymous. They're almost guaranteed to be a govt ploy created to foster some kind of revolution in which everyone will be considered "terrorists." It would explain their lame DDoS attacks and lack of accomplishing anything important in spite of their constant over dramatized 'motivational' speeches and assertion of their "professional" capabilities. Give me a break.

Al-CIA-da was the excuse for the Patriot Act.
Anon will be the excuse for ________

Do the math.



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