I first became aware of Anonymous when they released their video warning to Scientology. Recently they hacked into Gov Sarah Palin’s email acct. (Why would a Governor use a yahoo account? To skirt disclosure laws of course.)
It seems Anonymous is action oriented,Â mischievous, devious, technically skilled and perhaps malicious. Wikipedia has a great article about Anonymous that’s footnoted and referenced. This site by a former Scientologist also has some good links about Anonymous. Including thisÂ glossary of Anonymous lingo. Cuz ya gotta talk the talk not just walk the walk. And how else would you know about encyclopedia dramatica?
How wonderful that in a world of demographic narrow casting it’s most subversive to be Anonymous. As Banksy is regularly unmasked, I wonder how often Anonymous will be outed in the future, hmmm?
Screen grab: ‘Anonymous’ hackers storm virtual world Habbo
Palin Hackers Behind Sick Pranks
news.sky.comÂ |Â 8:57am UK, Monday September 22, 2008
The hackers who broke into Sarah Palin’s email account are behind a host of sick pranks – including harassing a dead boy’s parents by pretending to be his ghost.
The mystery group, who call themselves Anonymous, posted a number of the Republican vice-presidential candidate’s private emails and family photos on the internet.
The McCain campaign were furious and called it a “shocking invasion of privacy and a violation of law” – and called for those responsible to be prosecuted.
The FBI are now hunting the gang, who bragged about how they were able to obtain Mrs Palin’s password by guessing she had met her husband at high school and knew her date of birth and postal code.