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HBGary Hired to Take Down Anonymous, Anonymous Takes Down HBGary:

 1 darksidevoid, Sun, 13th Feb '11 10:01:10 PM from Palace of Friendship Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
Everyone's Friend
Apologies if this has already been posted elsewhere.
"I have a very terrible announcement to make to you all today. The world is coming to an end very, very soon."
 2 deathjavu, Sun, 13th Feb '11 10:06:38 PM from The internet, obviously
This foreboding is fa...
Hah, I read about that a few days ago on the Escapist and laughed out loud. Now if anyone asks what anonymous is good for, you could at least point at this.

Also, from another thread around here somewhere, HB Gary was involved in essentially blackmailing some left wing political activists. So fuck those guys.
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 3 Sand Josieph, Sun, 13th Feb '11 10:06:40 PM from Grand Galloping Galaday
Bigonkers! is Magic
Clearly, his strategy was flawed.
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 4 Tzetze, Sun, 13th Feb '11 10:07:12 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
Okay, the weird chatspeak was silly, but

Who Needs NSA when we have Social Media?

is way better at getting across how dumb this guy is.

...why does he write like a thirteen-year-old? Made me cringe quite a bit...

edited 13th Feb '11 10:21:09 PM by Tzetze

Truly, this is a tragic tale of hubris [lol]

 6 Tzetze, Sun, 13th Feb '11 10:33:34 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
What an idiot.

Though, the company's not so hot either if all it took to get defaced was SQL injection.
Though, the company's not so hot either if all it took to get defaced was SQL injection.

This. Oh lord, this.

I giggled like a schoolgirl while reading that. Anonymous? Leaders? What?

Also, if he had gotten any IRL links to Anonymous participants, it was the morons that don't know how to cover their tracks while going on raids, not the people that are actually scary. Jesus christ, what an idiot.
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 8 lee4hmz, Sun, 13th Feb '11 10:41:12 PM from Giant Not-A-Base
Lurks too much
Yeah, what Tze said. Anyone who types like a middle-school girl on an SMS client probably shouldn't be trying to go up against Anonymous unilaterally...
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Older people who try to chatspeak sound pathetically moronic.

In anycase, Anon ftw. Seriously, corporations hold to much power. I'd love it if Anon and Assange just brought the corrupt roof down on their heads.

I can't wait to hear about what's in that encrypted file on Bank of America.
 10 Pykrete, Sun, 13th Feb '11 10:48:58 PM from Viridian Forest
NOT THE BEES
pffffwhat [lol]

 12 Pykrete, Sun, 13th Feb '11 10:54:46 PM from Viridian Forest
NOT THE BEES
You should probably go ahead and sell any stock you have in them at the very least.

Oh wow.

 13 Tzetze, Sun, 13th Feb '11 10:57:58 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
I am impressed that a bunch of underage hackers might cause the bankruptcy of a big, if stupid, corporation.
 14 darksidevoid, Sun, 13th Feb '11 10:59:52 PM from Palace of Friendship Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
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[up][up][up]Anything you have in a deposit account up to $250, 000 is backed by the government, so unless you've got more than that in one particular account, I'd say no. I'm not sure with regards to things like stocks, though. IIRC BOA stocks already took a hit when the forthcoming release was announced, but as far as I can tell, it remains to be seen what the implications of the leaked info are actually going to be...

Erm, not that this is strictly on-topic.

More on topic: I found myself indirectly learning a lot more about Anon from that than I already knew. How educational. Of course, all of this would probably be common knowledge to me if I actually had the courage to venture into one of the Chans.

edited 13th Feb '11 11:16:49 PM by darksidevoid

"I have a very terrible announcement to make to you all today. The world is coming to an end very, very soon."
Oh, Anons, you can be so crazy awesome sometimes... Also: just raids in the US and the UK? I'm pretty sure these aren't the only two countries with internet access. And learn to spell, Barr.

 16 Tuefel Hunden IV, Mon, 14th Feb '11 4:43:37 AM from Wandering. Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchmen of the Apocalypse
Screw both sides. I weep for humanity.
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 17 Radical Taoist, Mon, 14th Feb '11 5:13:50 AM from the #GUniverse
"Now if anyone asks what anonymous is good for, you could at least point at this." - deathjavu

Look, I don't think people are necessarily doubting that anonymous does some good, but the issue is it also does evil, that's kind of the problem. I hate the asinine selective reasoning used in favour of anonmyous. If you point out their role in trolling (including some rather serious trolling, like that against the family of Mitchell Henderson) they'll say you can't blame anon for that, but they can point out their role in things like scientology protests and say you can CREDIT anon for that. What's with that?

 19 Kayeka, Mon, 14th Feb '11 5:53:45 AM from Amsterdam Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
I'd like to point out that Anonymous is trying to get one person fired, and caused millions of damage to a rather large company where a whole lot of innocent people also work. Sure, Burr is a stupid piece of shit, but isn't losing your job, and endangering the jobs of people who just happened to be nearby, a bit too much of a punishment?

Anonymous is scary. Not in the 'masked vigilante who stands up for justice' way, but in the '13-year old with a shotgun' way.
That's REALLY embarassing for a security company to be vulnerable to a simple SQL injection.

I don't see anonymous as being that intimidating. HBGary was just downright incompetent in protecting themselves.

edited 14th Feb '11 6:09:31 AM by CBanana

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 21 darksidevoid, Mon, 14th Feb '11 8:05:19 AM from Palace of Friendship Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
Everyone's Friend
[up][up][up]I don't think I've ever seen anyone seriously defend what Anon did in the more detestable cases. As You Know, Anon is neither omnibenevolent nor omnimalevolent, much like humanity as a whole. It just is. And while there's not exactly much you can do to influence the behavior of an amorphous superconsciousness, positive reinforcement for the good things it does do seems like a worthwhile effort.

[up][up]You make a good point, but at the same time, HBGary was, to an extent, defrauding the US government. I have no sympathy for them. The workers, yes. If they're fired, they'll have been caught up in unfortunate events beyond their control. However, just as an example of something similar, take the Enron scandal. They collapsed due to corruption, and their workers were out of a job. Job loss is an inevitable consequence. As to whether the innocent workers ought to be compensated for their losses if they are indeed laid off because of this, however, I'm ambivalent.
"I have a very terrible announcement to make to you all today. The world is coming to an end very, very soon."
 22 rmctagg09, Mon, 14th Feb '11 8:23:56 AM from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
What an idiot. He seriously underestimed the power of Anonymous.
Hugging a Vanilluxe will give you frostbite.

It's typed rmctagg09.
It doesn't seem particularly useful to attack anonymous in that manner if you wanted to take them down anyway. Why hire such a loud and obnoxious company? If the government really wanted to take you down, they'd track you at the ISP level with tapping hardware that is already in place and use NSA, FBI or CIA agents, depending on jurisdiction. It's just not worth the money to attack a bunch of teenage kids whose agenda amounts to "whatever the hell i feel like today" and the group isn't even solid. The people who do the trolling are not likely to be the same people doing the political activism.

However, if anon gets taken down, that's a pretty good litmus test for when we enter into a police state because it would take no less to take them down.

Failed Comic Artist
Im not sure what group I despise more, the various corrupt business groups they target, or the amorphous collection of sociopathic shutins who make up Anonymous.
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 25 Barkey, Mon, 14th Feb '11 9:47:17 AM from Bunker 051 Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
War Profiteer
Haha.. Funny...

I don't support everything Anon does, but sometimes I jump into that crowd when it's a cause I support.

It's just so hilarious that Barr can't get the point, anon doesn't have leaders. It's just a strange morphing mass of nerds and geeks, from the lowest social retard, to some successful individuals and people with families.

But there's no leader, it's a big group of people shitposting their way to glory until somebody pisses them off enough for the entire directed mass of shit to come their way.
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