It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by NickDC202
Oh coincidences sure do rear their heads at the strangest times:
24 January 2013
'Cyber 9/11' may be on horizon, Homeland Security chief warns
The head of Homeland Security announced today that she believes a "cyber 9/11" could happen "imminently," according to Reuters. If such an event were to occur it could cripple the country -- taking down the power grid, water infrastructure, transportation networks, and financial networks. "We shouldn't wait until there is a 9/11 in the cyber world," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said during a talk at the Wilson Center think tank today, according to Reuters.
"There are things we can and should be doing right now that, if not prevent, would mitigate the extent of damage." Napolitano was referring to the possibility of Congress passing cybersecurity legislation. Several elected officials have been working to get a cybersecurity law passed for years, but have repeatedly run into road blocks.
Originally posted by ecapsretuo
Quite a show over at that gov site. A professionally made, dramatic made- for Hollywood 9 minutes of meaningless rhetoric.
But that is not the point here. What anyone walks away with from this viewing is a mental identification of Anon with nuclear war. Even the OP claims this erroneously.
The darkly dramatic music, lenghty War Games nuclear war montage, and meaningless rambling over minutes of footage of nuclear missles; the FILES being named 'warheads', the angry tone despite vague "demands"...
C'mon people. The first thread on this suggested a false flag here to censor the web.
This one is really over the top.
This has nothing to do with you and me, this is a self-preservation tactic. Anonymous will not help the average citizen...
When the federal government went after him—and MIT sheepishly played along—they weren’t treating him as a person who may or may not have done something stupid. He was an example. And the reason they threw the book at him wasn’t to teach him a lesson, but to make a point to the entire Cambridge hacker community that they were p0wned. It was a threat that had nothing to do with justice and everything to do with a broader battle over systemic power.
For remember, we live in a world where the architects of the financial crisis regularly dine at the White House—and where even those brought to "justice" never even have to admit any wrongdoing, let alone be labeled "felons."
Originally posted by Happy1
reply to post by cenpuppie
You people need to get a clue.... Anonymous is the gov't.... they're going to kill the internet, they only place we can get real news. THE GOV"T is BROKE!!!!!!
They want you stupid and armless. And hoping that FEMA will come and SAVE you.
Originally posted by timetothink
Just dropped by the gov website to check it out. Just got myself on another list I'm sure.
I can't stop snickering......looks like they really did it!
Any of the MSM covering it?
edit on 26-1-2013 by timetothink because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by NoJoker13
reply to post by TrueAmerican
I won't hold my breath, seems anonymous is more tlak then walk when it comes to well... just about everything. So I suppose a new Faux video is in order, spitting threats while doing nothing to back them up. If it actually happens maybe they'll get some respect from me until then their a bunch a college kids with too much time on their hands.
Seemingly small acts over time can have very big effect on everything - even if we can't see it from where we are in the moment. If this stunt does nothing more than redirect attention back to where the attention belongs - good on them