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Did Anonymous make donations to charity using stolen credit card info?

By Shawn Knight
Dec 26, 2011
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  1. Hacktivist group Anonymous reportedly claims to have stolen 200GB worth of email and credit card data in what is being called a weeklong, Christmas-inspired attack on multiple targets. The hacking…

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,406   +1,592

    If this group does not want credit for work done by anyone anonymous, they should decide to choose a name. Until then the credit will go to anonymous and yes this group is included.

    Any personal or group identification used for separation and the term anonymous is no longer relevant. Anonymous is anonymous and anyone that falls into this category is a party to the whole group.

    If you don't want to be identified with the rest of the nameless, get a name.
     
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,387   +425

    (sigh) All this pretense of Anonymous - or whomever - trying to paint themselves as some sort of good guy Robin Hoods is asinine. They're nothing more than loser, pimply-faced script kiddies, with zero social skills, living in their Mom's basement wrecking havoc and stealing digital data simply because they have the time and knowledge to do it.

    They've already caught a few of them, hope they catch the rest and throw them in the prison general population yard for a few decades so they can find out what "real" socialization is the hard way.
     
  4. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 976   +99

    Oh dear this made me chucke. Script Kiddies, you imply as if you knew more then them which you most likely don't. If they are really hacking all these corporations they are hardly script kiddies.
     
  5. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,282   +157

    I like anonymous.

    A few of the companys mentioned particulary,bill gates and microsoft give a tremendous amount to charity already.

    Pointless publicity hack guys. Stick with the real problems.
     
  6. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,387   +425

    "..you imply as if you knew more then them which you most likely don't."

    I wouldn't make broad assumptions like that artix - makes you look foolish. These script kiddies are targeting agencies with poor security practices, nothing more. They really want to strut their stuff? Let's see them hack Iran's nuclear program or go after the Chinese hackers who are also routinely hacking agencies with poor security practices.
     
  7. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,282   +157

  8. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 570   +109

    Artix : "..you imply as if you knew more then them which you most likely don't."

    TomSEA: "I wouldn't make broad assumptions like that artix - makes you look foolish."


    TomSEA: "They're nothing more than loser, pimply-faced script kiddies, with zero social skills, living in their Mom's basement wrecking havoc and stealing digital data simply because they have the time and knowledge to do it."

    What was that about BROAD ASSUMPTIONS? Feeling foolish yet Tom?
     
  9. @TomSEA, You have no idea what you;re talking about, but this thread dosen't need me saying it to know its true. As far as your massively ignorant and gross generalization, you've made an *** of yourself and really dont need anyone to point that out.
     
  10. @TomSEA - the fact you used the word "Script Kiddies" says it all. You have no idea what you are talking about. Whoever is behind the "hactivity" has the right idea: steal money from the ultra rich and give to the mega poor. These people are not hackers, they are just exploiting the weakness of people who think they are invincible and in turn giving to the exploited weak. I only wish I could be a part of something like this.
     
  11. That's quite alright, bankers buy politicians with stolen taxpayer money, I'd say we're even...
     
     
  12. I think this might not be all that bad! I mean. After religion failed, capitalism failed, democracy failed, communism failed, socialism failed; maybe massive hacking and re-distribution of wealth by smarter people than the %1 whom control everything is not all a bad thing. The %1 show to fail miserably at creating prosperous conditions for all, in the contrary they follow a regime of self enrichment at the expense of others. If a corporation cannot produce gaining than it is considered not worth it and dissolved. Corporations are counter productive to the prosperity of all in that because they don't want to close they often cut corners and use abusive and unfair practices which most times hurt smaller guys. The only property a corporation seeks is to itself. If the people don't want to unnecessarily suffer then I guess that supporting measures that will force the "%1" to change practices might be good?
     
  13. My Main concern where the Hackers are concerned is less the damage they do to multi-billion dollar companys then it is to the regular joe who gets caught up in the drama. I agree with a previous poster. Dammit start tackling the countrys who are hacking us. They can still defend against inbound attacks w/o telling us who they are. I would love to see an article here where our hacker group completly exposes all the other countrys who have been attacking us and gives us definate proof we can take to these goverments and say STOP! You have been caught.
     
  14. "They're trying to hurt banks and big corporations, they're really hurting just people," said Barr, quoted in another news-site

    Thank you, Mr. Barr, for clarifying that banks and big corporations are not people. That's a step in the right direction.
     
  15. @TomSea

    After a year or more, it's hard to believe real people are still writing this way. Is this an HBGary sock-puppet or what?
     
  16. They made the 1%er's have a charitable heart-they get the oz "tin-woodman" award-wear the heart on a chain proudly!!!!
     
  17. The average joe is never the target-and when we marxist's take the cannons and revolution to the corrupting thugs and level the government-we will not be hanging "the average joe" either! The corporations know this-because we are sizing their necks only for the hanging noose!
     
  18. first off this group is not going to steal to get their way
    and people accusing anonymous are the same people trying to disband them so that no one trusts them and no one stands beside them when the time to stand up to the government comes. why i do not under stand why accusations like these against a group who is against the government devious was wouldnt alert anyone? i mean why not get THE MEDIA TO SAY THIS. people would believe anything and by getting rid of a group like anonymous then that is one less threat the government has to worry about open your eyes people and see what's going on here. i will just leave with this anonymous did not do this it is just a story blaming them no such hacking happened. i know this because it would have appered on all government files and did they or did you just hear it off of the news?
     
  19. They also specifically target people that post negative comments about them on random forums and sites like this, so...
     
  20. Eddo22

    Eddo22 TS Enthusiast Posts: 162   +6

    Two wrongs don't make a right. They never have and they never will.
     
  21. the 1% they are stealing from is everyday folks who probably could be users of said charities :) Silly techspotties!
     
  22. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,723   +63

    Yeah and 2 rights dont make a wrong! All I know is I was happy to see them shut down the Egyptian government for 2 days or so during the rebellion. Then there are all the other shenanigans they pull or are accused of pulling which makes for some entertaining news articles.

    P.s. I don't like dictators who mass murder and enticingly cleanse.
     
  23. And how is it that you know all these things you can't possibly know?
     
  24. Glad to see the Season of Joy is still within the hearts of everyone ;)
     
  25. andy06shake

    andy06shake TS Maniac Posts: 328

    Hack the Planet!!!
     


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