Sunday, December 12, 2010

The first global cyber war has begun, claim hackers

Get ready folks. This is not just a warning but also shows us this will be the very reason they decide to take away a very own internet among the Freedom of Speech we all have today.
Whether or not you've been keeping up with this. Now would be a good time.
If these hackers do exist, I would like to say one thing. Thanks for messing up our only choice of Freedom of speech that we have left.
On the other hand I seem to feel like this is the very warped frame of Politics to make us believe that the internet would be better controlled by Government.
Either way we look at it. Get ready. Here is the number 1 reason they will tell us that we can no longer use the Net on our own terms. Time for more people to be controlled and what we will be able to access on the internet.  Be sure to click the link for the full story here.
You'll see right away what I'm talking about.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/dec/11/wikileaks-backlash-cyber-war
Julian Assange
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Photograph: Lennart Preiss/AP

He is one of the newest recruits to Operation Payback. In a London bedroom, the 24-year-old computer hacker is preparing his weaponry for this week's battles in an evolving cyberwar. He is a self-styled defender of free speech, his weapon a laptop and his enemy the US corporations responsible for attacking the website WikiLeaks.
He had seen the flyers that began springing up on the web in mid-September. In chatrooms, on discussion boards and inboxes from Manchester to New York to Sydney the grinning face of a Guy Fawkes mask had appeared with a call to arms. Across the world a battalion of hackers was being summoned.
"Greetings, fellow anons," it said beneath the headline Operation Payback. Alongside were a series of software programs dubbed "our weapons of choice" and a stark message: people needed to show their "hatred".
Like most international conflicts, last week's internet war began over a relatively modest squabble, escalating in days into a global fight.
Before WikiLeaks, Operation Payback's initial target was America's recording industry, chosen for its prosecutions of music file downloaders. From those humble origins, Payback's anti-censorship, anti-copyright, freedom of speech manifesto would go viral, last week pitting an amorphous army of online hackers against the US government and some of the biggest corporations in the world.
Charles Dodd, a consultant to US government agencies on internet security, said: "[The hackers] attack from the shadows and they have no fear of retaliation. There are no rules of engagement in this kind of emerging warfare."
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