It’s a utopian fantasy- discover a ghost town and rebuild it in line with your ideals-, but in Spain where there are nearly 3000 abandoned villages (most dating back to the Middle Ages), some big dreamers have spent the past 3 decades doing just that.
(news.softpedia.com) Recently we’ve learned about a former member of Anonymous who contacted the US Department of Justice (DoJ) offering his services in the apprehension of the hacktivist collective.
The one known as Tony Berman, or root, also promised to bring in information on Jacob Appelbaum, one of Tor project’s lead members, to help authorities prove that he committed wire fraud to fund Wikileaks.
At the end of his email to Assistant US Attorney Criminal Division Wesley Hsu he mentions that he also has information on pr0f, the hacker who allegedly accessed the systems of a South Houston water utility, posting screenshots of their human machine interface as proof.
“I have additional information that the SCADA hacker known as “pr0f_srs” is a college student residing in the country of Hungary,” Tony Berman says.
If this is in fact accurate, then the US authorities may be able to find the identity of a hacker that proved the DHS was right when they raised concerns about the security of national infrastructures.
(OccupyMSM) Stratfor.com, the intelligence think thank website, is down after being “hacked by an unauthorized party” according to an e-mail sent by the website to its members. Many media outlets have reported that the group behind the hacking was Anonymous. However, Anonymous have just released an “Emergency Christmas Press Release” denying the news and stating that they do not attack media sources.
Emergency Christmas Anonymous Press Release
THE STRATFOR HACK IS NOT THE WORK OF ANONYMOUS
Stratfor is an open source intelligence agency, publishing daily reports on data collected from the open internet. Hackers claiming to be Anonymous have distorted this truth in order to further their hidden agenda, and some Anons have taken the bait.
The leaked client list represents subscribers to a daily publication which is the primary service of Stratfor. Stratfor analysts are widely considered to be extremely unbiased. Anonymous does not attack media sources. In this excerpt from Time, there is a brief description of how Stratfor analysts uncovered a possible US backed coup in Iraq preceding the US invasion.
“In the past month Stratfor has drawn attention to a carefully assembled open-source report that asserted that last month’s attack on Iraq wasn’t intended just to punish Saddam Hussein for blowing off U.N. weapons inspectors. By sorting through thousands of pieces of publicly available data–from Middle East newspapers to Iraqi-dissident news–Stratfor analysts developed a theory that the attacks were actually designed to mask a failed U.S.-backed coup. In two striking, contrarian intelligence briefs released on the Internet on Jan. 5 and Jan. 6, Stratfor argued that Saddam’s lightning restructuring of the Iraqi military, followed by executions of the army’s Third Corps commanders, was evidence that the coup had been suppressed. Predictably, U.S. officials said the report was wrong.”
Stratfor has been purposefully misrepresented by these so-called Anons and portrayed in false light as a company which engages in activity similar to HBGary. Sabu and his crew are nothing more than opportunistic attention whores who are possibly agent provocateurs. As a media source, Stratfor’s work is protected by the freedom of press, a principle which Anonymous values greatly.
This hack is most definitely not the work of Anonymous.
We are Anonymous
We do not forgive
We do not forget
Hello Governments, Political parties, corporations, law enforcement,
And people of the world.
We Are Anonymous.
On January 1st 2012 at 12:00 A.M.
Every last piece of information on you corrupt individuals we have acquired through our individual skills will be leaked all across the web.
Chat spam, Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Mocospace, Tinychat, Dating sites, Youtube… EVERYWHERE.
What is the point of this?
Well it’s to show you we still run this.
You take our speech. You take our internet.
You take our Bill of Rights. You take our Constitution.
We Fight Back.
Get Ready for a New Year.
2012 The Year of Anonymous.
Operation Hiroshima Engaged.
We Are Anonymous.
We Are Legion.
We Do Not Forgive.
We Do Not Forget.