October 4, 2011
The problem with being anonymous is nobody knows if you’re for real.
Last week the hacker activist group Anonymous purportedly released a statement declaring it would cyber attack firms on Wall Street in response to mass arrests and the Ministry of Homeland Security set off alarm bells.
Now Anonymous – or somebody who claims to be Anonymous – says the threat was fake and they are not responsible. They released the following:
Citizens of the world
We are Anonymous! Recently something very disturbing has come to our attention. You must take all notices and information claiming to be ‘Anonymous’ with a grain of salt. Consider EVERYTHING.
Operation Invade Wall Street is bullshit! It is a fake planted operation by law enforcement and cyber crime agencies in order to get you to undermine the Occupy Wall Street movement. It proposes you use depreciated tools that have known flaws such as LOIC.
Anonymous would never tell you to use LOIC – Not after the arrests and failures of Operation Payback.
Anonymous wouldn’t attack NYSE on a HOLIDAY – It is debatable if Anonymous would ever even attack NYSE.
Be wary friends!
We are Anonymous
We are Legion
We do not Forgive
We do not Forget
Be wary of imitations!
Imitations? How would we know?
There should be a rule of thumb in such situations: Cui bono, who benefits?
Certainly not the OWS protesters.
It is interesting the supposed threat and the DHS response to it came as many within the movement have said they will now protest against the real culprit behind the curtain — the Federal Reserve.