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News Anonymous: Operation Last Resort.

  1. Jan 26, 2013 #1

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  4. Jan 26, 2013 #3

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    Re: Anonymous: "Operation Last Resort."

    I don't think these 'kids' are going to cost the taxpayers a dime. There are true professionals who would out hack these guys while drunk. Do they have people on the inside who are providing them access? I sure they do as most of the so called "hacks' are really inside jobs. My response would be to hack their sites and to install a big finger on the front-page.
     
  5. Jan 26, 2013 #4

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    Re: Anonymous: "Operation Last Resort."

    I support anon 200% even if this country's disgustingly corrupt and secretive government does nothing about it. At least these statements are made to the public. The bullying of Aaron by the department of "justice" was absolutely abhorrent just like their arrest of Bradley Cooper years back and I find it harder and harder to live in a country run by such a deceptive, anti - information regime. If anon's threats are not empty then I can't wait to see what other information they have to release regarding the war crimes and tearing of information liberties this country's government has committed.
     
  6. Jan 26, 2013 #5

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    Re: Anonymous: "Operation Last Resort."

    Of course what they've done is going to cost taxpayer's money to fix. And depending on what they do with the stolen files, could cost much more, IMO to above.
     
  7. Jan 26, 2013 #6

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    Re: Anonymous: "Operation Last Resort."

    Did you know that it was MIT that insisted on prosecuting? The other party JSTOR dropped charges. So, blame MIT.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/14/mit-aaron-swartz_n_2474098.html
     
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  8. Jan 26, 2013 #7

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    Re: Anonymous: "Operation Last Resort."

    I won't blame MIT in the same way. The US gov't was trying to prosecute Aaron before MIT even found out about his JSTOR operation and this was their "smoking gun". I hope anon actually does have incriminating evidence against the US gov't. For people who want to read opinions, events / timelines, and questions regarding the grave injustice:
    http://www.salon.com/2013/01/16/aaron_swartz_reveals_the_hypocrisy_of_our_justice_department/
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/18/john-cornyn-eric-holder-aaron-swartz_n_2505528.html
    http://www.emptywheel.net/2013/01/1...z-secret-service-took-over-the-investigation/
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/14/aaron-swartz-stephen-heymann_n_2473278.html
    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/why-did-the-justice-system-target-aaron-swartz-20130123
     
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  9. Jan 26, 2013 #8

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    Re: Anonymous: "Operation Last Resort."

    Some salaried gs-9 will restore the files from the last backup, a salaried gs-13 will analyze the hacked imaged system to see what was modified and who had access (that anon left open to make it harder to track). Hacking a open government online site is a job for "script kiddies". If they really have something it didn't come from this action.
     
  10. Jan 26, 2013 #9

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    Re: Anonymous: "Operation Last Resort."

    What was he being prosecuted for before using MIT's computers to hack JSTOR? Blurb and link to mainstream source please. According to your "source" MIT and Cambridge police arrested swartz on Jan 4th, they were the first by 7 months in arresting Swartz.

    Your link
     
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  11. Jan 26, 2013 #10
    Re: Anonymous: "Operation Last Resort."

    It's less of an evil to be attacked by Anonymous than by external enemy countries or thieves willing to sell information to those countries. If Anonymous can steal the government material, what does it tell about government's ability to protect its data?
     
  12. Jan 26, 2013 #11

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    Re: Anonymous: "Operation Last Resort."

    I think it's well known that many government websites aren't set up with proper protection, it's no revelation.
     
  13. Jan 26, 2013 #12

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    Re: Anonymous: "Operation Last Resort."

    I shouldn't have said prosecuted but rather investigated so sorry for the wrong word use:http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/13/us/13records.html?_r=0
    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/10/swartz-fbi/
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-boyle/prosecution-aaron-swartz_b_2508242.html (again to the PACER section)
     
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  15. Jan 26, 2013 #14

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    Re: Anonymous: "Operation Last Resort."

    Yes but my point is the JSTOR incident wasn't the very start of this whole ordeal. MIT certainly acted terrible in light of this incident but he was being "hounded" before that. Anyways regarding the topic at hand, in all reality I doubt anon's hacking will do anything because it unfortunately never seems to effect any drastic apology on the part of the government but hopefully their threats about the to be leaked information isn't empty.
     
  16. Jan 26, 2013 #15

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    Re: Anonymous: "Operation Last Resort."

    My personal feelings are the same, I hope they do have information about real wrong doing and not just some personal information about a cross-dressing politician who told the truth during a vetting. But I don't think they have diddly that will matter.
     
  17. Jan 26, 2013 #16

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    Re: Anonymous: "Operation Last Resort."

    Er, that's Bradley Manning. And I find it abhorrent that you find his arrest abhorrent.
     
  18. Jan 26, 2013 #17

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    Re: Anonymous: "Operation Last Resort."

    Yes sorry Bradley Manning (too many Bradley cooper movies in my head recently ;)) and I'm sorry you find the idea of a transparent government abhorrent. What does it matter in the end if the public knows about the injustices being committed by the government anyways. It is powerless in the government's wake. In that regard there is no point in even arguing.
     
  19. Jan 26, 2013 #18

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    Re: Anonymous: "Operation Last Resort."

    Manning should have been arrested and deserves the harshest penalty we can give him. If transparent government means no secrets or never telling lies that's not going to happen. If it means keeping people responsible for their actions when the truth outs (it usually does when somebody gets shafted) then I'm on your side.
     
  20. Jan 26, 2013 #19

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    Re: Anonymous: "Operation Last Resort."

    Some things need to be secret in order for a government to do its job. Your idea that there should be no secrets is naive.
     
  21. Jan 26, 2013 #20

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    Re: Anonymous: "Operation Last Resort."

    I would agree with you completely except on accounts of war but I realize that I'm but one person. I'll have to settle for just being cynical. Sorry if I offended you in any way.
     
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