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(BBC)   Hackers get hacked   ( bbc.co.uk) divider line
    More: Ironic, Graham Cluley, hacktivists, Jeremy Clarkson, SOPHOS  
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2013-02-21 01:04:27 PM  
Now *that* is an epic fail.
 
2013-02-21 01:31:59 PM  
Since Anonymous has no central leadership, you could argue that this isn't a hack, it's just business as usual.
 
2013-02-21 01:35:34 PM  
FTA: It follows some high-profile Twitter hacks in recent days - including accounts for Burger King, Jeep and BBC Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson.

i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-02-21 01:42:50 PM  
The last people I would hire are self-described 'hackers'.  Managing systems (including managing access to systems) is a fundamentally different discipline.  Which is why you see the websites of security researchers get hacked all the time.
 
2013-02-21 01:46:29 PM  
Password might of been 12345.
i6.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-21 01:56:23 PM  
Twitter got hacked again.
 
2013-02-21 02:01:33 PM  
Anonymous didn't get hacked. Their twitter account did. The last I heard, Anonymous wasn't in charge of keeping twitter secure.
 
2013-02-21 02:12:30 PM  
Who hacks the hackers?
 
2013-02-21 02:19:22 PM  
Wow... So from that story it appears that the folks in the media and the government STILL have no idea what "Anonymous" actually is or how they function.

Anonymous isn't an actual group with a set agenda or membership. It's more like an amorphous social movement of whims populated by whoever is motivated enough at that second. It's more like a hydra then a dragon... you can't just decapitate them because those heads are disposable. A new one will just take its place.
 
2013-02-21 03:10:53 PM  
They should hire Kevin Mitnick.
 
2013-02-21 03:21:05 PM  

mongbiohazard: Wow... So from that story it appears that the folks in the media and the government STILL have no idea what "Anonymous" actually is or how they function.

Anonymous isn't an actual group with a set agenda or membership. It's more like an amorphous social movement of whims populated by whoever is motivated enough at that second. It's more like a hydra then a dragon... you can't just decapitate them because those heads are disposable. A new one will just take its place.


Fine... next time they do something notable, i'll simply say, 'no they didn't'.   You can't have it both ways.
 
2013-02-21 03:33:55 PM  
Yeah. Kindof hard to feel bad about that. "anonymous" has spent so much time hacking utterly irrelevant targets that they can use a taste of their medicine in that sense.
 
2013-02-21 03:36:08 PM  
I seriously doubt the account got hacked.

Anon_Central opened a new twitter account yesterday morning, warned everyone to go follow the new one and to unfollow the current one.  A few posts about wanting to start over and having too many followers or something like that.

Not too long after that it got "hacked".  "Hacked" by one of the handful of twitter accounts that the brand new Anon_Central account was following.  Looks too much like the original anon was just farking around or handed the account over to someone else to fark around with.

I was about to put together a detailed timeline of events & posts... but it looks like as of this morning ACNF deleted all of those posts and almost all of the followers.  It is back to normal, I guess?
 
2013-02-21 03:38:45 PM  

T.rex: mongbiohazard: Wow... So from that story it appears that the folks in the media and the government STILL have no idea what "Anonymous" actually is or how they function.

Anonymous isn't an actual group with a set agenda or membership. It's more like an amorphous social movement of whims populated by whoever is motivated enough at that second. It's more like a hydra then a dragon... you can't just decapitate them because those heads are disposable. A new one will just take its place.

Fine... next time they do something notable, i'll simply say, 'no they didn't'.   You can't have it both ways.


Dude, the most the media can actually say is "an anon got hacked".  If a hydra attacked your town, would you blame the individual head?  THis is the equivalent of taking off one of the heads.  So yes, he can have it both ways, because that is the very nature of the group.
 
2013-02-21 03:40:39 PM  

T.rex: mongbiohazard: Wow... So from that story it appears that the folks in the media and the government STILL have no idea what "Anonymous" actually is or how they function.

Anonymous isn't an actual group with a set agenda or membership. It's more like an amorphous social movement of whims populated by whoever is motivated enough at that second. It's more like a hydra then a dragon... you can't just decapitate them because those heads are disposable. A new one will just take its place.

Fine... next time they do something notable, i'll simply say, 'no they didn't'.   You can't have it both ways.


That's correct, they didn't, it was one group of many who claim to be part of Anonymous. Since you have no real target to name past "a group who claimed to be part of Anonymous," the catchall of just naming the group is the next best thing. To that end, it's entirely possible to have two groups within Anonymous working towards opposite outcomes.
 
2013-02-21 03:54:51 PM  
T.rexmongbiohazard: Wow... So from that story it appears that the folks in the media and the government STILL have no idea what "Anonymous" actually is or how they function.
Anonymous isn't an actual group with a set agenda or membership. It's more like an amorphous social movement of whims populated by whoever is motivated enough at that second. It's more like a hydra then a dragon... you can't just decapitate them because those heads are disposable. A new one will just take its place.
Fine... next time they do something notable, i'll simply say, 'no they didn't'.   You can't have it both ways.


This

Somaticasual:  Yeah. Kindof hard to feel bad about that. "anonymous" has spent so much time hacking utterly irrelevant targets that they can use a taste of their medicine in that sense.


 And this.  I've always see these guys as a bunch of bored basement dwellers hacking for kicks, not the heroes their supporters make them out to be.
 
2013-02-21 04:01:48 PM  
mongbiohazard: Wow... So from that story it appears that the folks in the media and the government STILL have no idea what "Anonymous" actually is or how they function.

Anonymous isn't an actual group with a set agenda or membership. It's more like an amorphous social movement of whims populated by whoever is motivated enough at that second. It's more like a hydra then a dragon... you can't just decapitate them because those heads are disposable. A new one will just take its place.


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2013-02-21 04:14:45 PM  

friday13: T.rex: mongbiohazard: Wow... So from that story it appears that the folks in the media and the government STILL have no idea what "Anonymous" actually is or how they function.

Anonymous isn't an actual group with a set agenda or membership. It's more like an amorphous social movement of whims populated by whoever is motivated enough at that second. It's more like a hydra then a dragon... you can't just decapitate them because those heads are disposable. A new one will just take its place.

Fine... next time they do something notable, i'll simply say, 'no they didn't'.   You can't have it both ways.

Dude, the most the media can actually say is "an anon got hacked".  If a hydra attacked your town, would you blame the individual head?  THis is the equivalent of taking off one of the heads.  So yes, he can have it both ways, because that is the very nature of the group.


Since it was Twitter who got "hacked", it's not even close to that. This is the equivalent of someone stealing the hydra's newspaper.
 
2013-02-21 04:14:51 PM  
FTA: Rustle League
i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-02-21 04:20:15 PM  
Hackers screaming graffiti artists get hacked their bullhorn covered in graffiti
 
2013-02-21 04:22:18 PM  
Mmm. Hackers

media.screened.com
 
2013-02-21 04:58:43 PM  
There was actually an article on the local news the other night about how they thought the BK/Jeep ones were perpetrated by some douchebaggy DJ from Providence.
 
2013-02-21 05:00:45 PM  
Am I a bad person for being disappointed there were no axes or machetes involved in the "hacking?"
 
2013-02-21 05:17:50 PM  

quickdraw: Am I a bad person for being disappointed there were no axes or machetes involved in the "hacking?"


You are a bad person, but not for those reasons.
 
2013-02-21 05:24:50 PM  
Twitter got hacked, not Anonymous
 
2013-02-21 05:41:37 PM  
Crackers be crackin' joking laughing.
 
2013-02-21 06:25:49 PM  
"Rustles league" as per the image above is a reference to a popular meme. These Rustle League people would be considered at any other time to be members of "anonymous" if they got the password to any other twitter. They just so happened to get a feed claiming to be run by "anonymous". The most accurate thing you could say about this is "anonymous hacks anonymous" but even that isn't quite correct.
 
2013-02-21 07:02:12 PM  

mongbiohazard: Wow... So from that story it appears that the folks in the media and the government STILL have no idea what "Anonymous" actually is or how they function.

Anonymous isn't an actual group with a set agenda or membership. It's more like an amorphous social movement of whims populated by whoever is motivated enough at that second. It's more like a hydra then a dragon... you can't just decapitate them because those heads are disposable. A new one will just take its place.


The proper term is a stand alone complex.
 
2013-02-21 08:33:27 PM  

PonceAlyosha: mongbiohazard: Wow... So from that story it appears that the folks in the media and the government STILL have no idea what "Anonymous" actually is or how they function.

Anonymous isn't an actual group with a set agenda or membership. It's more like an amorphous social movement of whims populated by whoever is motivated enough at that second. It's more like a hydra then a dragon... you can't just decapitate them because those heads are disposable. A new one will just take its place.

The proper term is a stand alone complex.



Ehhh.... almost, I can see what you're thinking, but a little more organized then that. SAC is people who don't even know each other doing stuff which seems coordinated. Unlike a stand alone complexAnonymous DO literally communicate and coordinate but they also argue/fightquite a bit.It's just that there isn't one single will or vision, no leadership. It's completely a bunch of thousands of random people who simply choose to be involved however they want when they choose so. They talk shiat out, argue and sometimes simply choose to do some shiat collectively - and other times not so much.

Who the fark are you going to arrest or blow up with a hellfire missile to stop that? It isn't an organization, it's more like a self-organizing concept.
 
2013-02-21 10:35:28 PM  

mongbiohazard: PonceAlyosha: mongbiohazard: Wow... So from that story it appears that the folks in the media and the government STILL have no idea what "Anonymous" actually is or how they function.

Anonymous isn't an actual group with a set agenda or membership. It's more like an amorphous social movement of whims populated by whoever is motivated enough at that second. It's more like a hydra then a dragon... you can't just decapitate them because those heads are disposable. A new one will just take its place.

The proper term is a stand alone complex.


Ehhh.... almost, I can see what you're thinking, but a little more organized then that. SAC is people who don't even know each other doing stuff which seems coordinated. Unlike a stand alone complexAnonymous DO literally communicate and coordinate but they also argue/fightquite a bit.It's just that there isn't one single will or vision, no leadership. It's completely a bunch of thousands of random people who simply choose to be involved however they want when they choose so. They talk shiat out, argue and sometimes simply choose to do some shiat collectively - and other times not so much.

Who the fark are you going to arrest or blow up with a hellfire missile to stop that? It isn't an organization, it's more like a self-organizing concept.


Ok. I'm seriously itching to post this. Thanks man for bringing that up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwALh_IEqVk&list=ELodfehz4fB38&index= 6 (Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex: MEME)

Yes, it's anime. Don't judge me. It's still a damn creepy, brilliant and prophetic look at how an disorganized entity like Anonymous can operate.

Imagine if some kind of stand alone complex like Anon engaged in political terrorism. It's a serious scary thought raised by Ghost In the Shell.
 
2013-02-21 10:45:33 PM  

gonjie: Password might of been 12345.
[i6.photobucket.com image 480x360]


might of?

*sigh*
 
2013-02-22 06:17:15 PM  
Alright, look.
1) Guessing or cracking a password is not "hacking"
2) Anonymous is not in charge of securing twitter.
3) If your source is a single person saying "is probably" you don't have a story.

BBC, I am disappoint. This is gawker level reporting. Mr. senior consultant and director of Information Security  have some pretty shiatty advice, as well. It isn't realistic for your average person to never use the same password more than once and only use complicated passwords when they have to remember dozens of them, as they are more likely to just write them all down on a notepad or in a text document. You should prioritize and be honest, unless you are a business or celebrity, somebody getting access to your twitter account should be one of the least of your concerns,
 
2013-02-24 04:29:04 AM  
This just in.

There is only one person called Anonymous on the internet, and he his both an invincible hacker and a complete Luddite.
 
2013-02-24 04:31:57 AM  

PiffMan420: Imagine if some kind of stand alone complex like Anon engaged in political terrorism. It's a serious scary thought raised by Ghost In the Shell.


Anonymous is much more like the "The Knights" from Lain.

A bunch of farking losers under the guise of being gods.
 
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