Ok Lets Get one thing Straight.
ANONYNOUS did NOT Steal Data from Sony, especially not User and credit card data..
From the beginning Anon has had one purpose and that alone. To punish the wicked. This does not include the users only the corporations and organizations that try to hurt and destroy the freedom of the internets.
In the world of hackers the BIGGEST thing among TRUE hackers is not to do damage. Sony’s so called evidence of files left with the Anon name and slogan (Not even the complete slogan mind you) says nothing at all other then the true perpetrators left a nice red Herring behind to throw people off the scent and Sony in their infinite wisdom are stupid enough to follow it.
Look at the Logic.
Anon has in the past taken down Actual Credit card companies in the past along with paypal another place where they would have had access to Tons More user data and credit data then Sony. During these events there was no such action taken when If they wanted they could have. Its very convenient for Sony, Overly Convenient as a matter of fact to find something like this jsut sitting with a file actually named Anonymous. Seriously WTF!!!
I Will note. YES during the opening stages of these events there was an Op Against Sony being run by Anon, But that does not mean they are the ones that perpetrated the hack. As a matter of fact. Anon redirected their cannons when it became apparent that their activity was doing more harm to PSN User then they were comfortable with and redirected to just dealing with Sony’s websites so as to not hurt the users. In all likeliness the Actual hack was done by some 3rd party group that used the opening inadvertently created by the Op to take advantage of Sony’s weak security. Its a classic move actually. The Fact that Sony cant see it just goes to show how poor they are with their security. Using Anon as a scapegoat enables them to easily pass off their own failures in security and makes it so they look like simple victims. The Truth of the matter their horrible security and poor practices left openings that would have enable any concerted script kiddie the chance to get into their network. The person or people that decided to do it just happened to use the cover of the Anon Op to make it easier to cover their tracks.
Another point to note. Anon as an organization, or shall we say disorganization, is everyone and yet noone. I can admit that YEs it is POSSIBLE for a person in some way connected to anon Might have pulled off the hack, or even some subgroup, BUT let me make this Perfectly Clear.. THEY DID NOT IN ANY WAY ACT with the group consensus of the Anon members. Although there is no leaders or organization to the membership of Anon. actions done in the Anon name are are carefully selected and agreed upon by ALL persons involved. No one person acts in the name of Anon. Everything Done with the Anon name is agreed upon by Everyone involved. At no time was it ever agreed upon or even discussed to steal user data and credit information from Sony.
It has been proven that even with the Anarchy structure of The Anon they are much smarter then to take an action such as what they are accused of and to leave such Blatant evidence behind. Sony is using the fact that Anon is truly untraceable to back out of explaining how exactly they got robbed in the first place. Man Up Sony, and admit you dont know who did it and next time Patch your servers and Put up a firewall!!!!!!!!
First off yes I know I spelled it wrong.. Second.. i dont really care.. Those that know me know I cant spell so get over it.
Ok This whole Thing with the Wikileaks Guy is getting out of hand. It seams like everyone wants to scream and hollar about all the wrong stuff. First its the whole deal of Julian being some sort of terroist? Being a terrorist entails TERRORIZING the populace.. the only people that can truly be terrorized by the information he has provided are the embassadors and others involved in these communications that made themselves look like idiots.
Now the big thing going around is the deal with Anonymous. Now these guys I would be willing to stand behind.. I have hmmm I will just say I have been rooting for them since the incidents with the Co$. They also are not attempting to start any type of war or truly scare people into doign what they feel is right.. All the want is to bring attention to as many people as possible to the serious errors in processes that are occurring.Their targets are carefully chosen mainly to say Hey! What your doing sucks and isnt really fair. A good example is their slapping of credit services.. I truly doubt that the Newspapers and other agencies involved would have had their accounts halted. But big bad Julian yes he must be punished? WTFrak is that.. Oh Thats right. Taking down Big named contenders would piss off too may people that line their pockets.
This is nothing more then the classic governmental tactic of calling a witch hunt on an individual or group to defer attention away from one of their major screw ups.
Why is there no focus on the person/peoples that supplied Julian with the information. If this information was So confidential then why was it not handled more securely in the first place. These are the things that people should be focusing on.
Not to mention above all. Alot of the stuff presented in these communications just shows the people that “support” all these Gov officials and representatives exactly what their money is paying for. We the people supporting them kinda have a right to know what is going on if we choose to read it. Exspecially since one Screwed up comment or remark could lead to serious problems. When we have people that are representing us we should know how they are doing it and what they have to say to and about the people we are be represented to.
Now in general most of this could have just blown over and would have quieted down by now. We all know in general most of the populace has little to no desire to look inot what is really going on. Had everyone not decided to jump on the bandwagon of wanting to lynch Julian for “giving away government secrets” then it would have mostly fallen into the world of obscurity and conspiracy.. heck most people would have viewed it the same as the UFO records. Instead Way to much credence has been provided to the whole ordeal by the actions that have been taken on both sides. All these government agencies have proven is exactly how embarrassed they are by all of this. First in the communications themselves and then in the fact that they were completely unable to keep it contained. Instead Now More and more people are actually interested and wondering about it and starting to see what really goes on behind the scenes.
The Action taken against Julian is completely unfair and unbalanced.. the Degree that these organizations have gone to only hardens the fact that obviously there is something they want hidden. And its even more obvious that governmental pressure and Small interest groups are pushing for more to be done.
The other problem is that with all the actions they are taking and time they are spending focusing on this one very simple issue how much manpower and money is being wasted? Thats MY money being dumped into this. And actions that clearly violates several Moral and ethical rights are being taken and everyone is Ok with it because they label it as “terrorism”. Ok I get it.. Its a big scary word but for the love of something good. THINK.. Just how much do we have to give up in order to feel “safe” We are quickly reaching the point in our collective societies where the comfort of being “safe” from “terrorism” will become “Fear” fear our own privacy and a lack of comfort in our own lives. How much longer until we are in a position where we are unable to have any freedom to think or say what we want for fear that WE will be considered terrorist simply because we disagree with the ruling power?
We are falling swiftly down a hole we will not be able to climb out of. At some point we have to hold our government personalities responsible for their actions instead of always letting them get away with diverting the attention to something petty.
Lets Put things into perspective for once.
Julian Did not release troop Movements, the names of undercover agents, or the codes to launch a nuclear strike. He is not a terrorist, hes not demanding money from anyone, hes not charging people or selling the information to the highest bidder. He just let the world know what the people representing our governments have to say when they think our backs are turned, which honestly i think we have a right to know. EVERYONE with half a braincell would know if you dont want people to know what your thinking… NEVER EVER write it down and pass it to someone. We learned this from passing notes in school, you never know when the teacher is going to catch you and make you read it to the class.
Secondly if you look at it correctly it goes to show just how sad and easy it is to get this information and maybe the time and energy being wasted screwing up this one mans life would be better spent on securing the communication system in the first place.