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Internet avengers track down mean-spirited hacker

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posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 08:10 PM
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Internet avengers track down mean-spirited hacker


www.nzherald.co.nz

A group of internet "hactivists" has hunted down and handed over a hacker who destroyed a Kiwi website which raises funds to help feed hungry children.

Documentary-maker Bryan Bruce discovered his website Redsky Film and Television had been hacked on Saturday. A message appeared on the site to say it had been hacked by "@AnonVoldemort".
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 08:10 PM
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Just supplying those who think all Anonymous representatives are bad another perspective. Apparently, this guy wanted to "get in" with the hacker crowd so he put on his tough guy diapers and hacked a charity website for children, causing significant financial loss. Well, I can tell you this, most hacktivists out there do not stand for hacking charity sites and children related sites. This guy hit two birds with one stone, and now his stone has been uncovered.

I'm surprised the media let anyone see the brighter side of this so-called "group" of Anonymous but I suppose they like reporting anything about them.

Another mark for the good guys!

www.nzherald.co.nz
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 08:28 PM
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You know, this could be the beginning of a great movie plot.



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 08:32 PM
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Self policing. I love it. A few more stories like this and I'll raise my opinion of hactivists from meh to Okay.



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 08:32 PM
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Don't forget Anon also found the Burger King lowlife who took a pic of himself standing in boxes of lettuce meant for public consumption.

Sometimes the collective does good...



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 08:51 PM
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Wouldn't it be funny if the hacker was FBI attempting to infiltrate anon by trying to impress them



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 08:57 PM
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utterly amazing... for once anonymous finally did something of worth ....



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 09:10 PM
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This is exactly the reason I was posting this. There is a huge misconception that Anonymous is mainly malevolent. There are no specific individuals to the group (unless you are referring to LulzSec) and the fact of the matter is, is that there are plenty of individuals who are "associated" with Anonymous that do good deeds almost daily. The only things you normally hear about are what the media lets you hear about, and that is that they are mischievous.

Just in my observation alone, I have seen them do things like:
help lost online lovers track down each other,

track down and report people who video taped themselves abusing animals and reported them to the authorities,

track down pedophiles and report them to the authorities,

donate copious amounts of money to wholesome organizations and even specific individuals in times of need (such as helping a guy pay his rent and feed his dogs),

help individuals who are wrongly being punished by law and give them freeing advice,

and lots else.

Of course, that is just the small acts of kindness I've seen. They do large scale deeds as well. Of course, they do things that some people would consider bad and they do things that most all would consider bad.

In all honesty, I'd say it evens out.



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 09:38 PM
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Originally posted by Expat888
utterly amazing... for once anonymous finally did something of worth ....


Well, i beg to differ on this one. They have done quite good work actually.


Pedophiles connecting to a concealed child pornography site got an unwelcome surprise last week, courtesy of the hacktivist group Anonymous. Lolita City, a child pornography site run on over a concealed “darknet,” has been taken down by Anonymous members, and account details of 1,589 users from the site’s database were posted as evidence.

The takedown is part of Anonymous’ Operation Darknet, an anti-child-pornography effort aimed at thwarting child pornographers operating on on the Tor network. Anonymous’ attack was focused on a hosting service called Freedom Hosting, which the group claims was the largest host of child pornography on Tor’s anonymized network. “By taking down Freedom Hosting, we are eliminating 40+ child pornography websites,” Anonymous claimed in its statement. “Among these is Lolita City, one of the largest child pornography websites to date, containing more than 100GB of child pornography.”


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posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 01:13 AM
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Originally posted by AzureSky

Originally posted by Expat888
utterly amazing... for once anonymous finally did something of worth ....


Well, i beg to differ on this one. They have done quite good work actually.


Pedophiles connecting to a concealed child pornography site got an unwelcome surprise last week, courtesy of the hacktivist group Anonymous. Lolita City, a child pornography site run on over a concealed “darknet,” has been taken down by Anonymous members, and account details of 1,589 users from the site’s database were posted as evidence.

The takedown is part of Anonymous’ Operation Darknet, an anti-child-pornography effort aimed at thwarting child pornographers operating on on the Tor network. Anonymous’ attack was focused on a hosting service called Freedom Hosting, which the group claims was the largest host of child pornography on Tor’s anonymized network. “By taking down Freedom Hosting, we are eliminating 40+ child pornography websites,” Anonymous claimed in its statement. “Among these is Lolita City, one of the largest child pornography websites to date, containing more than 100GB of child pornography.”


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You do realize they shut down known child porn websites and ruined police investigations that would have put people behind bars. Now the guys are out still hunting kids. If anon was interested in helping they would have turned evidence over to the authorities so real action could be taken. They wanted headlines, and now kids pay the price.



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 01:40 AM
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"Anonymous" has done some good deeds in the past, true. However, "Anonymous" acts upon the general will of the individuals that comprise the group at that time, i.e., herd mentality. While they may or may not be malevolent (showing a wish to do evil to others), they can certainly be described as mischievous (showing a fondness for causing trouble in a playful way).

First example: Jessi Slaughter. Link. While its apparent she has an attitude and other issues that need to be addressed, the fact is that she was 11 years old. "Anonymous" almost ruined this little girl's life.

Second example: Operation Cartel. Link. "Anonymous" decided to poke a mad dog with no rules or laws in the same mischievous manner as we've come to expect. This led to one of their own getting kidnapped. That person was lucky to be released.
edit on 8/2/2012 by Lysis because: Misread ErroneousDylan's post. My apologies. Edited post.



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 02:04 AM
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Please see my second post in this thread. I'm well familiar with Anonymous for reasons I won't go into here. As I'm sure you know, "Anonymous" can represent anyone. Even the government trying to create a false flag. The ones who harass and cyber bully are mainly the /b/tards from 4chan.org. While Anonymous hacktivists obviously frequent 4chan and /b/, most of them do not waste their time publicizing their works. They get, do what they want, and they get out. The only time they need to assemble less-productive individuals is if they are going to create a botnet with LOIC and manifest a DDoS.

The Jessi Slaughter harassment was a result of cyber bullies that frequent 4chan and other sites. Not specific hacktivists. Any one with an internet connection had the capabilities of harassing her, and they did. Numerous YouTube videos were created making fun of her as well as tumblr.com. Not specifically 4chan alone. In the end, there are millions of people on the internet and there should be no reason for someone to post their face and information on the web unless they are capable of handling themselves.

Operation Paperstorm is an on-going movement to spread political and other views by spreading flyers. It does not hurt anyone. A member in Veracruz had posted flyers about being fed up with the Zetas and other information and was substantially kidnapped by them as an attempt to cause him to cease-and-desist. Then Anonymous rushed in with threats of releasing information on Zetas members if they did not release their captive. So, who exactly do you feel is in the wrong here?



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 02:08 AM
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off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


 



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 02:40 AM
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As my edit states, I misread your original post. The final intention was to agree with your previous post. My point was they act upon the intentions of the group behind them at the time. The point of "Anonymous" is that there is no individuals; they act as a collective under said pseudonym. You said yourself it can be anyone, including /b/tards harassing a little girl as well as government plants (e.g. Sabu towards the end).

My point regarding Jessi Slaughter: she was 11 years old. She's a minor and perhaps didn't know any better? How was she capable of handling herself? True, her parents should've monitored her internet activity closer but that goes back to my previous post. There were some issues that needed to be addressed with her.

I never said "Anonymous" was in the wrong for their actions involving Operation Paperstorm. I merely stated the protests of one individual regarding the cartels nearly resulted in a casualty (perhaps more).

Merely examples of "Anonymous'" malevolence and/or benevolence.
edit on 8/2/2012 by Lysis because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 03:09 AM
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Anonymous has done a couple of positive things actually. I love their work exposing pornographers, especially the child porn perv.s. Government won't touch it probably because it's often used to blackmail them.

Some of the other stuff has been a bit misguided, but to each their own.



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 09:27 AM
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Originally posted by OccamsRazor04

Originally posted by AzureSky

Originally posted by Expat888
utterly amazing... for once anonymous finally did something of worth ....


Well, i beg to differ on this one. They have done quite good work actually.


Pedophiles connecting to a concealed child pornography site got an unwelcome surprise last week, courtesy of the hacktivist group Anonymous. Lolita City, a child pornography site run on over a concealed “darknet,” has been taken down by Anonymous members, and account details of 1,589 users from the site’s database were posted as evidence.

The takedown is part of Anonymous’ Operation Darknet, an anti-child-pornography effort aimed at thwarting child pornographers operating on on the Tor network. Anonymous’ attack was focused on a hosting service called Freedom Hosting, which the group claims was the largest host of child pornography on Tor’s anonymized network. “By taking down Freedom Hosting, we are eliminating 40+ child pornography websites,” Anonymous claimed in its statement. “Among these is Lolita City, one of the largest child pornography websites to date, containing more than 100GB of child pornography.”


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You do realize they shut down known child porn websites and ruined police investigations that would have put people behind bars. Now the guys are out still hunting kids. If anon was interested in helping they would have turned evidence over to the authorities so real action could be taken. They wanted headlines, and now kids pay the price.


No. If the police were sincerely interested in locating said pedophiles, they'd have hired hackers. But their egos just couldn't let them. After all, what would a bunch of idiot hackers have to contribute to revealing online identities? By proving their ignorant ineptitude, the police, by default, removed themselves from the list of those who might help.



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 10:39 PM
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Originally posted by chasingbrahman

Originally posted by OccamsRazor04

Originally posted by AzureSky

Originally posted by Expat888
utterly amazing... for once anonymous finally did something of worth ....


Well, i beg to differ on this one. They have done quite good work actually.


Pedophiles connecting to a concealed child pornography site got an unwelcome surprise last week, courtesy of the hacktivist group Anonymous. Lolita City, a child pornography site run on over a concealed “darknet,” has been taken down by Anonymous members, and account details of 1,589 users from the site’s database were posted as evidence.

The takedown is part of Anonymous’ Operation Darknet, an anti-child-pornography effort aimed at thwarting child pornographers operating on on the Tor network. Anonymous’ attack was focused on a hosting service called Freedom Hosting, which the group claims was the largest host of child pornography on Tor’s anonymized network. “By taking down Freedom Hosting, we are eliminating 40+ child pornography websites,” Anonymous claimed in its statement. “Among these is Lolita City, one of the largest child pornography websites to date, containing more than 100GB of child pornography.”


Source

You do realize they shut down known child porn websites and ruined police investigations that would have put people behind bars. Now the guys are out still hunting kids. If anon was interested in helping they would have turned evidence over to the authorities so real action could be taken. They wanted headlines, and now kids pay the price.


No. If the police were sincerely interested in locating said pedophiles, they'd have hired hackers. But their egos just couldn't let them. After all, what would a bunch of idiot hackers have to contribute to revealing online identities? By proving their ignorant ineptitude, the police, by default, removed themselves from the list of those who might help.


I am sorry you don't understand that you have to gather actual evidence in order to send someone to jail. Shutting down a website does nothing as another one will pop up. Anonymous is helping aid pedophiles. Law enforcement tracks sites and arrests people all the time, why are you pretending like they don't?



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 10:48 PM
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If that was all they did, I don't think people would have a problem.

Unfortunately, its not. It gives reasons for Governments to tighten security, for everyone.


Some view Anonymous' vigilante tactics as heroic, but at the same time, they're providing a road map for other hackers, a dangerous prospect when more consumer data moves online daily. Anonymous says it intends to stand for those in society without a voice, but the group's actions sometimes endanger personal security, and future hackers learning by example may have different and more extreme agendas.


Verizon: Hacktivists Steal More Than Cyber-Thieves




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posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 04:31 AM
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oh you mean like this? State Rep. Teams With Anonymous To Bust “Child Porn” Ring

Not only did we track down and identify by name, home address, with citations of how they were tracked down, (yes, even they leave digital footprints that can be tracked) over 80 pedophiles worldwide, that information was sent to ICE and the FBI, as well as the RI cyber-crimes division via rep gordon. A few days later, ICE arrested about 120 pedos in a nationwide sweep. Coincidence?

Before you assume all Anons are evil, you may want to think to yourself "what have i done to catch a pedophile today?"
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posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 05:03 PM
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Tor network is untraceable stuff unless the police themselves actually own the servers. Each and every connection made is routed through ten's of servers with absolutely no logging capabilities. As soon as the connection is done, it's gone. In all seriousness, you'd need the NSA to track any website access on Tor. It was specifically created to be a 100% anonymous internet realm. Not a single action is ever logged, ever.
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