Authorities Arrest More than Two Dozen Suspected Anonymous Hackers

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tekknyne

Anonymous represents a much bigger movement that's already taking place. Not just in teenagers or hackers, but in all people. If some goomba authorities think arresting a few knuckle-heads is going to do anything to preserve their power structure, keep dreaming.

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troyboy731

The American and/or Allied Governments need to say to them "go to prison or work for us" WW3, if it comes, or any war, will be everything + cyber war. we need these guys even if they hate the dumb shit our governments do. Give these people a job! Like we have done in the past. what they have done proves they are the ones for the job!

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Stand Alone Complex... it's a reality, now.

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OCFRED

Had to look it up, and bet the culprits are not "laughing men" any longer. Apt metaphor for the motivation driving them though, especially in an age where revolutions can be incited via social media. Just as in those cases taking down a dozen will only inspire hundreds or thousands more in the defiant, adolescent spirit irrational young people thrive on. As far as govt jobs I read that MI6 in Britain has a hell of a time retaining geeks as the private sector pay is often double or treble what their antiquated civil service tiers can offer; though again they are motivated by the pure act of rebellion and not money or notoriety so if nothing else the whole op is merely a training exercise on how to streamline cases of "cyber wars" to come.

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Farmboytechie

Instead of arresting these people maybe the governments should hire them for network security.

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Blackheart-1220

the government does that only if the captured hacker was working for a foreign country.

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ddimick

Yeah, morons running automated DDoS attacks who are then subsequently arrested would make awesome security experts.

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win7fanboi

yea 'cause it is that easy to pull this off :

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/03/anonymous-fbi-call_n_1252625.html

"...Trading jokes and swapping leads, investigators from the FBI and Scotland Yard spent the conference call strategizing about how to bring down the hacking collective known as Anonymous, responsible for a string of embarrassing attacks across the Internet.

Unfortunately for the cyber sleuths, the hackers were in on the call too – and now so is the rest of the world..."

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BrandNewJesus

The guy who found that was probably not one of the ones arrested. Just a guess.

but then again...

"A law enforcement agency using unencrypted, unsecure communications is a major fumble,"

yeah...idiots all around.

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Hey.That_Dude

And when they discover that they all used 256b AES Full Disk Encryption to protect their stuff... it's gonna be another "Lady who won't give up password" thing.
*Sigh* You know most of the attacks on the businesses were simple attacks that basic security experts are taught. They're so simple that no one protects against them anymore. I blame the businesses for being so damn lazy that they don't protect OUR assets as well as they protect THEIR assets. Notice none of the Bank account numbers where ever found. Just personal data of the Users.

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biggiebob12345

They're script kiddies. Slam a book on a table and they'll start singing like a songbird.

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Danthrax66

They aren't all script kiddies. The ones that actually get emails, and eavesdrop on phone calls will never get caught only the 4chan kids that hang out on the irc running LOIC.

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Red Ensign

Problem with that argument is that those countries are not the US. Don't be surprised if they use "alternative methods" to make the kids talk. Also, Against the law is still Against the law whether you want to use flawed logic or not.

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Hey.That_Dude

Didn't say I approved of what they are doing. I'm saying that companies don't do anything to prevent this. It's their fault that anonymous got so far; script kiddos only know so much before it becomes a professional job.

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austin1789

Hmmm, maybe that's why it's near impossible to find any FDE drives in stock anywhere. I know there's a hard drive shortage but FDE drives seem much more scarce than standard drives at the moment. If anyone here knows of a place that has these in stock please post.

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TokyoRevelation

I'm rather certain that the name of the country is "Colombia" with only 'o's. :D

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nforce

How can you take down a name? You can arrest all the "Anonymous" you want, but there will always be another "Anonymous" willing to step up.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

I doubt that is much comfort to the ones getting their butts stretched out in prison.

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wazkatango

What exactly are you trying to get at here? "Why bother arresting criminals, as soon as you take down one, more will replace them?"

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nforce

I'm trying to say they will never shut down Anonymous

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Ghok

That's because Anonymous isn't an organized group, it's a mask that people can wear when they commit crimes. Certainly there are groups who organize together using this mask, but it's not a group in the way the media portrays it. The police are happy for this, because they can arrest a bunch of people who DoSed some websites and pretend they're cracking down on hackers... even if there's no real connection there.

These people who happened to be wearing this mask decided to go after Colombia's defence ministry. They, of course, are going to respond.

I don't know what these guys did. If they did something to harm someone, that's one thing, but if all they did was knock down a webpage for a few hours, that's not really worth Interpol's time. That's like sending the army in to deal with kids writing graffiti in the mall bathroom.

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win7fanboi

or maybe sending in kids with nerf guns to solve cyber crime .... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/03/anonymous-fbi-call_n_1252625.html

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win7fanboi

"...but has already begun paying dividends, including the seizure of 250 pieces of IT equipment and mobile phones..." -from whom? those that didn't agree with the current administration/police?

nice loot for the real pirates...

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BrandNewJesus

I argue for you...but..

the guy below has a point.

They take shit so they can see whats on them for evidence.
Cell phones and IT eq = evidence, not dividends.

Other assets though...

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win7fanboi

And I would care if you did if you knew how 'authorities' in impoverished countries worked.

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biggiebob12345

You're a moron.

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win7fanboi

Fuck you.

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BrandNewJesus

IF, Woo Tang Clan .com is ever found innocent, do you think he will get his blow up tank back in one piece?

Will he be compensated for the loss of his blow up toy?

What else do you call it, but compensation for pissing someone off?
(if he is found not guilty)

In the US there are laws, and statutes that dictate those laws.
...When your some guy running a website that lives in another country, but just happened to get a .com domain, it becomes sticky.

OVERALL LESSON: Don't do business in America, you will just get fecked, Unless you are the one doing the fecking.

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Shalbatana

I assume you are referring to the United States of America. Not to start an argument or anything, but what does .com laws in or out of the USA have to do with the article above?

I'm only asking for clarification because it APPEARS that you're just using the article as an opportunity to bash the USA.

If you're a US citizen, would it not be better to stop complaining about things on a tech website and get out there and start helping to change them?

By change I mean legitimately and legally of course, otherwise the problem gets worse, not better. That is what these people tried to do, and good intentions or not, beneficial side-effects or not, what they [allegedly] did was the wrong way to do it.

It easy to complain, it's almost as easy to hide while trying to make a point, it takes a brave, bold and noble person to stand out and up for what they truly know to be right.

We all agree change, or even evolution is needed. It is how we pursue that change that makes us who we really are, and who we will become.

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yu119995

You're right. People should not be on here posting their opinions.

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Shalbatana

you misunderstand me.

People SHOULD voice their opinions here...about A: the topic of the article, or B: how the content in the article relates to technology and Max PC.

I do not believe that this is a place for armchair quarterbacking, political campaigning, Country/culture bashing, or spam advertising (damn ad people who comment only to get in a link to some site no one will go to).

The above comment fails to talk about the article, implies how bad he thinks America is, an his justification seems to be based on political issues that are un-related to the article. I was simply asking for clarification on how the above, and comments like it, contribute to the topic at hand and the site as a whole.

If a comment fails to do so, it probably belongs elsewhere.

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