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Twitter accounts associated with the Anonymous collective have posted messages promising a massive announcement later this week.
The statement was published on Tuesday, stemming from the YourAnonNews Twitter account. While remaining vague about the details, the account posted an ominous tweet promising a large announcement was coming.
Analysts have since taken the message as an indication that the collective is going to post data taken in a recent hack of an as yet unknown, high profile target. In the past the collective has posted data taken from the FBI, Soca and numerous military contractors after issuing such statements.
Many researchers have also offered an alternative theory suggesting the speculated attack will be a part of the collective's ongoing series of anti-Acta "protests".
Most recently, as a part of its ongoing anti-Acta campaign, on 16 February Anonymous hackers targeted two US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) websites. The attack saw the collective deface the sites' frontpages, replacing them with their own anti-Acta message.
That's a good reason to disprove your own theory that the FBI, CIA ect are behind the anon thing. If a government agency realy was behind it, i'm sure they could pull off something more spectacular than a few DDoS attacks to justify changing the laws governing internet freedom.
nothing that anon has done has caused any impact
A new cyberweapon could take down the entire internet – and there's not much that current defences can do to stop it. So say Max Schuchard at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and his colleagues, the masterminds who have created the digital ordnance. But thankfully they have no intention of destroying the net just yet. Instead, they are suggesting improvements to its defences. Schuchard's new attack pits the structure of the internet against itself. Hundreds of connection points in the net fall offline every minute, but we don't notice because the net routes around them. It can do this because the smaller networks that make up the internet, known as autonomous systems, communicate with each other through routers. When a communication path changes, nearby routers inform their neighbours through a system known as the border gateway protocol (BGP). These routers inform other neighbours in turn, eventually spreading knowledge of the new path throughout the internet. A previously discovered method of attack, dubbed ZMW – after its three creators Zhang, Mao and Wang, researchers in the US who came up with their version four years ago – disrupts the connection between two routers by interfering with BGP to make it appear that the link is offline. Schuchard and colleagues worked out how to spread this disruption to the entire internet and simulated its effects.