After Sony filed a lawsuit against George Hotz, the man responsible for hacking the PS3, the collectivist group Anonymous declared war on Sony — and to add to this recent list, they’re targeting the International Monetary Fund. But, they haven’t stopped there.
Anonymous undertakes protests and other actions usually with the goal of promoting Internet freedom and Freedom of Speech; thus have set their sights on the media as well as tyrannical governments.
“You are the revolution.”
Their newest war is with the system, declaring a battle with the disinformation proliferated by cable television and any given stifling measures by countries set to keep their people uninformed.
A war against, “Those who would seek to divide us” is about to launch.
“It is time to take back the power.“
Anonymous fights for Freedom, not claiming to be patriots but putting the revolution in our hands — we are misinformed through the wealthy and powerful, corporations and governments, as they pull the strings while we become even more divided.
“Join the resistance. See you on the front lines.”
Anonymous targeted and successfully broke into the networks of both the Iranian and the Dubai governments, stealing more than 10,000 email messages as well as system usernames and passwords and releasing them online.
The Independent reports:
The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs succumbed to a hacking attack perpetrated by Anonymous, which yielded the bulk of the email addresses. And, on Friday afternoon, a lone hacker – apparently with links to the group – struck the Dubai government’s system, releasing a “historic list of former gov.ae email passwords”, the domain used by the Arab Emirate.
While the first hack yielded around 10,000 emails, taken from the Iranian government and took control of some of its servers, the second was much smaller, including only around 100 usernames with passwords taken from the Dubai government, which are thought to be out-of-date. However, they serve to indicate the group’s reach just one day after another hacking group carried out an attack which yet again rocked Sony.
The hacktivist responsible for targeting Dubai said he had carried out the assault “because it’s time governments learn they have no power on the internet. This is our world”.
The revolution must be televised.
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