Anonymous: the new face of cyber-war
“I can tell you that there are guerrilla “tech commandos” already in place to launch ad-hoc replicating “subnets “when the Feds crack down…These “cyber-kids” hold no allegiance to any government, any currency, or laws—national or international. They use the system’s assets to their own advantage and are often scouted for their prowess with network security holes. An entire generation of young people—raised on technology in the volatile political climate of Eastern Europe—are the recruiting grounds for the REAL “Info Wars”—wars where the ability to game sophisticated networks, hack complex software, and manipulate encryption will be key to “liberating” hard assets like money, food, munitions, electrical power, and battle-winning data.” -Prediction October 23, 2009-
Anonymous, or Anon, is a movement made up of a number of nameless internet activists from around the world. For many, the ‘hacktivist’ group has become the face of the new cyber-war against oppressive governments and all-powerful corporates. Others say the group’s actions are reckless.
Describing itself as “the freedom of speech, the freedom of information and the freedom of expression taken to a logical extreme,” Anon says it breaks laws, but only for the greater good.
Al Jazeera’s Scott Heidler reports.