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Anonymous busted: 13 hacktivists indicted over Operation Payback

03.10.2013 18:50

A federal grand jury has returned an indictment against 13 alleged members of the hacktivist movement Anonymous and has charged them with participating in an anti-copyright campaign that targeted government and corporation websites in 2010 and 2011.

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Mike Rebate 06.12.2013 23:52

Why couldn't these super geeks avoid being identified.


Mike v. W. 05.10.2013 00:51

@m breisch

Too bad, cause you're going to see a lot more of them.


Chris 04.10.2013 17:36

There are too many instances of this lately. As somebody pointed out, these "attacks" are not harming anybody physically, not stealing money or information, simply shutting down access to the website for a usually short period of time. History will look back on these individuals as heroes. In my opinion, this is the equivalent of a sit-in in our modern, digital world. Making your presense known in an establishment while disturbing their ability to conduct business in the process. Our numbers are larger and we will win in the end..


Dennis Boylon 04.10.2013 13:04

Werdna S 04.10.2013 11:39

Here's the real conspiracy: ... causing less than $400 in damages each, whereas the FBI wasted more than 10x that amount ...Why would you spend $40k to catch someone who - at most - may have caused $400 worth in damage?


Ar e you thinking that the FBI is trying to do honest work? This is how they justify their bloated salaries and budgets. Do you really think the FBI is concerned about what they charge their tax slaves? This is how they earn their living.


Neal Graves 04.10.2013 04:02

Cornholio 03.10.2013 23:50

'Anonymous' is just as fake as 'Al-Qaeda'. Guy Fawkes vs Bearded Raghead. Sadly most people like the theatrics.


You need to go back to your world of warcraft game and leave the the big boy stuff to people who actually have brains lol ...


freebook 04.10.2013 01:17

The RIAA and MPAA have both been found guilty of using DDOS against websites and servers that they oppose, such as the former megaupload.
When is their trials?


Keith Thompson 03.10.2013 23:58

just a matter of time before another group but smaller,takes the reins


Cornholio 03.10.2013 23:50

'Anonymous' is just as fake as 'Al-Qaeda'. Guy Fawkes vs Bearded Raghead. Sadly most people like the theatrics.


Daniel Hughes 03.10.2013 23:04

Good for them it just shows that anonymous are right in there actions, make a hero out of these people and more will follow them. why should these corporations, have all this power over the internet, they don't own freedom of choice or thought. they act like big baby's over having there crappy site locked down for a few days. but forget how much they have done to deserve that sort of action.


m breisch 03.10.2013 22:44

I am so tired of the Guy Fawkes' masks.


Carlos Gomez 03.10.2013 22:38

Makes me think its the Military Industrial complex angry that another group is operating on their turf. I'm just saying.

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