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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:10 AM

'Next to zero chance' of getting caught: Boasts of 'Anonymous' computer hackers who brought down

Mastercard and Paypal in Wikileaks protest
By Eddie Wrenn
PUBLISHED: 07:51 EST, 26 November 2012 | UPDATED: 09:53 EST, 26 November 2012

... Prosecutor Sandip Patel said online forums contained instruction manuals for Anonymous supporters to join 2010 attacks and evade capture ...

The campaign originally targeted music industry bodies to avenge their anti-piracy stance, but the gang began to focus on firms who refused to process payments to Julian Assange's Wikileaks organisation ...

Anyone who tried to visit the sites was directed to a webpage displaying the message: 'You've tried to bite the Anonymous hand. You angered the hive and now you are being stung' ...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2238601/Boasts-Anonymous-hackers-brought-Mastercard-Paypal-Wikileaks-protest.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:12 AM

1. Anonymous hacker called Nerdo caused 'enormous economic harm' to PayPal after it refused

payments to WikiLeaks

By Daily Mail Reporter
PUBLISHED: 13:42 EST, 22 November 2012 | UPDATED: 14:00 EST, 22 November 2012

... Christopher Weatherhead, 22, of Holly Road, Northampton, is on trial accused of playing an ‘integral role’ in the attacks, while Ashley Rhodes, 28, of Bolton Crescent, Camberwell, south London, Peter Gibson, 24, of Castletown Road, Hartlepool, and an 18-year-old, who cannot be named, have already admitted their roles in the conspiracy.

Jurors heard Weatherhead, who used the online handle ‘Nerdo’, told others ‘I think we should do something really bad’ in the run-up to the hacking campaign.

‘This case, simply put, is about hackers who used the internet to attack and disable computer systems, colloquially described as cyber-attackers or vandals,’ said Mr Patel.

‘It is the prosecution case Christopher Weatherhead, the defendant, is a cyber-attacker, and that he, and others like him, waged a sophisticated and orchestrated campaign of online attacks that paralysed a series of targeted computer systems belonging to companies, to which they took issue with for whatever reason, that caused unprecedented harm.' ...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2236990/Cyber-gang-accused-hacking-websites-Paypal-Visa.html

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:19 AM

2. Good. I'm sick of playing nice with psychopaths.

I'm super glad that someone is being proactive here.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:04 PM

3. UK has some really 'stylin' perpwalkers!


Anonymous attack: Ashley Rhodes (left), 26, has pleaded guilty to one conspiracy charge, while Christopher Weatherhead, 21, (right) is pleading not guilty



Pleading guilty: Peter Gibson, 23, appearing in court

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Response to MADem (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:07 PM

4. Here, too, everybody usually cleans up nice when they got a date with the judge

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:28 PM

5. Mastercard, Paypal et al. are self-appointed financial assassins

We've allowed them to arrogate to themselves the power to financially strangle any organization or individual who displeases them, without any meaningful check or recourse.

Anonymous took it upon themselves to bring attention to this fact by conducting distributed denial of service attacks amounting to an online "sit in." No hacking, no destruction of software, hardware, or other infrastructure; just more online visits to a site than it can handle.

Authorities have tried to spread disinfo leading to fears that there was actual hacking and that people's personal accounts were at risk; these stories were/are lies.

The wrongdoers are Mastercard, Paypal, Bank of America and the other banks and financial companies that are violating both justice and their own contractual agreements by refusing to process donations to Wikileaks or anyone else they don't approve of; and authorities have done nothing to investigate those wrongs.

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Response to snot (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:33 PM

7. I thought the government asked -ordered?- them to withhold payments.

On national security grounds? Whether one believes in Wikileaks or not, the fact is they published classified military documents and that is clearly a security breach.

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Response to randome (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 01:34 AM

11. The govt asks for things every day that they shd have to get a warrant to get

per the Fourth Amdt. (The govt had no power to order them to withhold the payments.)

Wikileaks has yet to have been charged with any breach of the law of any nation; nor are its publications known to have resulted in any harm to any person (unlike, e.g., Cheney's outing of Plame); on the contrary, Wikileaks' publications have brought to light multiple heinous crimes by governments and corporations worldwide.

On your theory, Mastercard and Paypal shd also be financially strangling Daniel Ellsberg and The New York Times.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:29 PM

6. Anonymous is one of the few reasons I am proud of my generation. nt

 

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:35 PM

8. Does that include when they mis-identified a child molester?

Or when they published private individuals' credit information? Outlaws belong in Sherwood Forest, IMO.

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Response to randome (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 01:58 PM

9. Not a fan of Robin Hood, eh?

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 02:59 PM

10. Yeah, the Eternal Defenders of the Status Quo and All Existing Authorities wanted the Sheriff of

Nottingham to hang him, Maid Marion, his Merry Men...(and his little dog, too!)

I can just imagine how the tears flowed like rivers of sorrow and regret when they got to that part in the history book where Cornwallis surrendered to Washington at Yorktown, and America lost its rightful King forever.


These quotes should annoy them for sure, Jefferson is probably their most despised radical liberal rebel criminal out of all of us, if he were still alive they'd be posting more venom and bullshit about him than they do about Julian Assange, Occupy, and most anyone who dares to question authority

“I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.”

“Every generation needs a new revolution.”


~~ Thomas Jefferson




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