A few days ago, the hacktivist group known as Anonymous targeted the Westboro Baptist Church after WBC released plans to picket at the vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting. Anonymous took down the WBC's website and posted the phone numbers, email and home addresses of church members online. Anonymous has previously targeted the NATO and Church of Scientology websites along with many more. To read more about it, click here.
Have you ever heard of the hacktivist group known as Anonymous?
How do you feel about their ability to infiltrate websites and create havoc?
Do you agree with their methods or do you think they are going too far?
How would you describe them? Hacktivists? Vigilantes? Criminals? Heroes?
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Have you ever heard of the hacktivist group known as Anonymous? Yes, and I'm aware that members often break off into different hacktivist groups whose methods and reasoning don't always match Anonymous.
How do you feel about their ability to infiltrate websites and create havoc? They're not the only people who can hack networks and decrypt information. That they use it to protest is the same as someone being able to pick a lock and set animals free from a research facility, really.
Do you agree with their methods or do you think they are going too far? I'm
up in the air about them. Sometimes their methods and actions are
useful (hacking and providing information to hidden databases of child
pornography and those that use/provide it is a GREAT example). Sometimes
they're harmful. In the case of protesting WBC, I think it was admirable to take a stance, but that WBC has a habit of suing anyone that retaliates, it puts others at a potential risk should they take action with the information provided by Anonymous.
How would you describe them? Hacktivists? Vigilantes? Criminals? Heroes? They're definitely hactivists and vigilantes. Criminals or heroes? It depends on what they're doing at the time. I certainly wouldn't call them criminals for helping track down solid evidence regarding child exploitation and sexual abuse. But I would for things like finding sensitive customer information and exposing it for anyone to exploit (I'd reference Sony, but that was a hacktivist group that split from Anonymous)
I wish that, like real Christianity teaches, I was forgiving and could tolerate WBC, but I can't. They deserve what they get. I know we HAVE to protect free speech, but really, some don't deserve it. They are no better than the Klan.
I am a Southern Baptist, and I am ASHAMED of those so-called "Christians" that would do the things that WBC does! How about posting their kids' schools, as well? Might as well let them see how awful their parents are conceived as being by "real" Christians!