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Angles On Anonymous 383

Posted by kdawson
from the nature-of-my-game dept.
A number of readers are sending in links related to Anonymous, the Internet phenomenon — don't call them a group — behind the controversial DDoS attacks on commercial entities that fail to support WikiLeaks. The best insight into Anonymous comes from the Economist's Babbage blogger, who hung out in one of their IRC channels. Reader nk497 points out that UK users looking to join Anonymous's DDoS army should be aware they could face a jail term of up to two years; simply downloading the LOIC software used in the DDoSing could suffice to earn a conviction. One 16-year-old has been arrested in The Netherlands and is charged with participating in the DDoS. Reader ancientribe sends in coverage of a claim by one security outfit that several existing criminal botnets have joined forces with Anonymous's Operation: Payback. And reader Stoobalou notes a Thinq.co.uk story on a manifesto of sorts that purports to come from "ANON OPS," even though Anonymous disclaims any central spokesperson or entity (press release here, PDF).
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Angles On Anonymous

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  • by eldavojohn (898314) * <eldavojohnNO@SPAMgmail.com> on Friday December 10, 2010 @12:57PM (#34515684) Journal
    Or they'll DDoS you.

    Who laugh? Hmmm? Who was it? Speak up so you can be added to the list. We'll see to it that your internet connection never functions right again.

    I heard [slashdot.org] that if you post something bad on Slashdot, CmdrTaco hands over your IP address to Anonymous -- where do you think all the GNAA/Goatse trolls went?

    Did somebody just sneeze? That's a DDoS. Who laughed when the witnessed testified that Assange has a smaller than average penis? That's a DDoS. If you're replying to this post? Oh, boy, you better believe that's a DDoS. In fact, if you're reading this right now let's just say there's not a lot you can do to stop from being DDoS'd by Anonymous for trying to find out more information about that particular group %*&#$^#%@#$ no carrier
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 10, 2010 @01:01PM (#34515736)

    They have a healthy dose of hating women? Do you mean a health dose of misanthropy? Or maybe Anonymous just hates women, I don't know. I'm too scared to be anonymous.

  • by GNUALMAFUERTE (697061) <almafuerte@@@gmail...com> on Friday December 10, 2010 @01:03PM (#34515742)

    Now, TITS or GTFO.

  • by clone52431 (1805862) on Friday December 10, 2010 @01:04PM (#34515760)

    No, I’m guessing he did mean misogyny. He apparently hasn’t figured out that it’s mostly for show, just like the racism and hatred of furries.

    I take that back, the hatred of furries is real.

  • by 0100010001010011 (652467) on Friday December 10, 2010 @01:07PM (#34515788)

    XKCD [xkcd.com]. They need to watch out who they troll though. It could backfire.

  • by Jeremiah Cornelius (137) on Friday December 10, 2010 @01:39PM (#34516208) Homepage Journal

    We're no strangers to love. You know the rules and so do I.
    A full commitment's what I'm thinking of. You wouldn't get this from any other guy.
    I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling. Gotta make you understand.

    Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and desert you.
    Never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye, never gonna tell a lie and hurt you.

    We've known each other for so long Your heart's been aching but You're too shy to say it
    Inside we both know what's been going on We know the game and we're gonna play it
    And if you ask me how I'm feeling Don't tell me you're too blind to see

    Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and desert you.
    Never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye, never gonna tell a lie and hurt you.

    Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and desert you.
    Never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye, never gonna tell a lie and hurt you.

    (Ooh, give you up) (Ooh, give you up) (Ooh) Never gonna give, never gonna give
    (Give you up) (Ooh) Never gonna give, never gonna give (Give you up)

    We've know each other for so long Your heart's been aching but You're too shy to say it
    Inside we both know what's been going on We know the game and we're gonna play it
    I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling Gotta make you understand

    Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and desert you.
    Never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye, never gonna tell a lie and hurt you.

    Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and desert you.
    Never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye, never gonna tell a lie and hurt you.

    Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and desert you.
    Never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye, never gonna tell a lie and hurt you.

  • by The Clockwork Troll (655321) on Friday December 10, 2010 @03:46PM (#34517892) Journal
    There is actually a way to do it. It was the subject of a previous Slashdot article [slashdot.org].

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