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Indicted Anonymous members don't all fit the hacker profile

By Shawn Knight
Oct 9, 2013
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  1. The FBI indicted a number of Anonymous members last week and as it turns out, not all of them fit the underground hacker stereotype. In total, the 28-page indictment alleged that 13 people were responsible for helping Anonymous take down...

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  2. TheDreams

    TheDreams TS Booster Posts: 522   +46

    With everyone being caught these days, I bet other online illegals are tripping balls scared about now.
     
  3. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,439   +559

    Or hastily embarking on political careers.
     
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  4. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,356   +402

    That 65 year old dude most definitely doesn't fit the profile. But seriously - his name is Geoffrey "Commander??"
     
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  5. gamoniac

    gamoniac TS Enthusiast Posts: 235   +54

    That is a total abuse of trust, putting the career of the person who hired him at risk. Not cool.
     
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  6. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 881   +231

    Yes they have caught so many and other's are running scared. :rolleyes
    They haven't caught $hit.

    Uncaught hackers FAR outweight caught ones.
     
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  7. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 973   +99

    They catch the ones that don't watch out for their footprints. The hackers that actually know what they are doing usually don't get caught.
     
  8. adamrussell

    adamrussell TS Rookie

    I think that the claim that Anonymous has been dismantled may be exaggerated.
     
  9. Shadow_McFord

    Shadow_McFord TS Rookie

    The article is right. It's really not that hard to obtain vpn logs, and NSA has virtually unlimited illegal power to do whatever the f they want so far.
     


  10. “War is peace.
    Freedom is slavery.
    Ignorance is strength.”

    ― George Orwell, 1984
     
  11. I love these idealistic quotes anon and anon-fans post.
     
     
  12. Hakerx1

    Hakerx1 TS Rookie

    Anonymous now live in shadows but anyone can be become Anonymous because it's snake without head by thinking you took down everybody,you are mistaking they will return far more glorious then before .
     
  13. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,439   +559


    To assign glory to a group of faceless programmers who specialize in DDoS attacks does more to demonstrate perfect anonymity than an off-the-books government spook program.
     
  14. This is funny. This is the beginning of a snowball and is literally the opposite of a dismantling of anonymous. Your recomendation at avoiding copycat behavior and about the reach of the NSA may be wise but will be largely ignored. 13 out of ....... oh and they found a website selling illegal goods and services. They are so effective at what they do! They have found grounds two charge people in two cases, surely no other illegal activity is going on now that they've done this! Enjoy all the things that come out have been happening for much longer than these two incidents that come out over the next few years. I'm sure it won't equiv late to 25% of what the internet has to offer.
     


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