The hactivist group known as Anonymous is up to its old tricks again, seeking vengeance for perceived injustices in the world and seizing the opportunity to launch attacks that ultimately end up hurting the innocent. It's the same tired tirade Anonymous has been on ever since it gained notoriety for a string of high profile hacker attacks in recent months.
So what's the catalyst this time? A protest gone bad, at least in the eyes of Anonymous. A group of about 1,000 people planted themselves in Bowling Green Park in Lower Manhattan as part of the "Occupy Wall Street" demonstration, which hoped to attract as many as 20,000 protestors.
Anonymous claims the protest, which started off peaceful, "changed in a flash of police instigated violence. As rain began to fall on the NYC encampment, heavily armed police moved in, removing tarps used to cover media equipment, arresting independent journalists, confiscating media equipment -- and using excessive force against and arresting innocent peaceful protesters, several of whom were abused and injured."
In retaliation, Anonymous has announced a nationwide "Day of Vengeance" scheduled for Saturday, September 24th, at high noon of course.
"Anonymous and other cyber liberation groups will launch of series of cyber attacks against various targets including Wall Street, corrupt banking institutions, and the NYC Police Department," the hactivist group stated on Pastebin.