LulzSec and Anonymous have been widely known throughout the world now as a group of hackers who have continuously offered government officials a handful of work to do. They’ve breached dozens of websites and databases, stealing an awful lot of data, or changing the data to prove their point for a cause. To most people in the world, these guys are known as “digitial terrorists,” or some variation of criminal that doesn’t yet have a category. If you’ve seen anything on the news about internet hackers stealing information in the last few months, there is a good chance you heard about these guys.
Sony felt a pretty big blow from Anonymous, and the FBI has felt it a couple times. More recently, the Sun newspaper was hacked, and a fake article was created with details of a popular figure who had died (he wasn’t dead though). They also claim to have exclusive inside emails from “News of the World,” one of the oldest British news sources who recently closed down in very short notice. LulzSec does this stuff for fun it seems, although they continuously claim to have a cause behind them, and due to some well-worded speeches, have also gained a bit of a following on Twitter. Anonymous is a similar group, and now, both of these hacker societies have teamed up to give a joint address to the FBI, and other law enforcement agencies, due to the recent news that members of their team had been arrested. They state: “Arresting people won’t stop us.”
In that note, LulzSec and Anonymous address key faults with our government that they continuously claim is the root cause of their thirst for destruction. Although the majority of the United States people (and likely those around the world) would argue and say that LulzSec is wrong, this group of people isn’t going away anytime soon.
They’ve expressed that they find it “unacceptable” that:
Governments lying to their citizens and inducing fear and terror to keep them in control by dismantling their freedom piece by piece.
Corporations aiding and conspiring with said governments while taking advantage at the same time by collecting billions of funds for federal contracts we all know they can’t fulfil.
Lobby conglomerates who only follow their agenda to push the profits higher, while at the same time being deeply involved in governments around the world with the only goal to infiltrate and corrupt them enough so the status quo will never change.
They’re pushing the fact that if the government wasn’t corrupt, LulzSec and Anonymous wouldn’t have even come together against the sources they targeted. They have a point in addressing these key flaws with our government… but it this really the way to go about it? Do these hacks really do anything?
It’s important to look into that question thoroughly, especially if you are a member of this group of “anonymous” hackers out in the world. If their attacks don’t actually change anything, then what’s the point? True, these matters are very much out in the open now, but not in the way they would have hoped. Instead of the media and the people of this country focusing on the issues with government policy and enforcement (like they wanted), everyone is simply focusing on how nasty they are! While I know they likely wouldn’t like to hear that, it’s undoubtedly true with the people around me personally every day.
I don’t personally know any, but I’m sure these guys have a LOT of supporters. By now.
You can read the full log from PasteBin below: After words, drop us a line in the comments section with your thoughts. How do you feel about these guys?
Hello thar FBI and international law authorities,
We recently stumbled across the following article with amazement and a certain amount of amusement:
The statements made by deputy assistant FBI director Steve Chabinsky in thisarticle clearly seem to be directed at Anonymous and Lulz Security, and we are happy to provide you with a response.
“We want to send a message that chaos on the Internet is unacceptable, [even if] hackers can be believed to have social causes, it’s entirely unacceptable to break into websites and commit unlawful acts.”
Now let us be clear here, Mr. Chabinsky, while we understand that you andyour colleagues may find breaking into websites unacceptable, let us tellyou what WE find unacceptable:
* Governments lying to their citizens and inducing fear and terror to keep them in control by dismantling their freedom piece by piece.
* Corporations aiding and conspiring with said governments while taking advantage at the same time by collecting billions of funds for federal contracts we all know they can’t fulfil.
* Lobby conglomerates who only follow their agenda to push the profits higher, while at the same time being deeply involved in governments around the world with the only goal to infiltrate and corrupt them enough so the status quo will never change.
These governments and corporations are our enemy. And we will continue tofight them, with all methods we have at our disposal, and that certainlyincludes breaking into their websites and exposing their lies.
We are not scared any more. Your threats to arrest us are meaningless to us as you cannot arrest an idea. Any attempt to do so will make your citizens more angry until they will roar in one gigantic choir. It is our mission to help these people and there is nothing – absolutely nothing – you can possibly to do make us stop.
“The Internet has become so important to so many people that we have to ensure that the World Wide Web does not become the Wild Wild West.”
Let me ask you, good sir, when was the Internet not the Wild Wild West? Do you really believe you were in control of it at any point? You were not.
That does not mean that everyone behaves like an outlaw. You see, mostpeople do not behave like bandits if they have no reason to. We become banditson the Internet because you have forced our hand. The Anonymous bitchslap ringsthrough your ears like hacktivism movements of the 90s. We’re back – and we’re not going anywhere. Expect us.
Woah! (via LulzSec on Twitter)
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