Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Anonymous Arrested, Wikileaks Inspired Group Lands in Trouble, UFO Hoaxes

 FBI Raids Homes of Suspected 'Anonymous' Hackers

Anonymous got its start publishing false UFO videos, in the beginning they would just put the videos on the internet without giving any detail. After they had some success they began to use the name anonymous and discreetly tell people that the videos were a hoax. We published a story from the discovery channel on Feb 7, 2011 where the group showed (video) how to tell a UFO hoax. For a link to that story click here.

If you remember back in May 2011 Anonymous put out a call for their group to create a mass sighting of a triangular UFO from multiple locations around the globe. The story was highly publicized around the world and the event never got off the ground. For a link to the original story click here. 

Now it appears that Anonymous has graduated to much more serious activities that have landed them in trouble with the FBI and Police Forces from around the world. 

The FBI is executing search warrants at the New York homes of three suspected members of notorious hacking group Anonymous early Tuesday morning, FoxNews.com has learned.

More than 10 FBI agents arrived at the Baldwin, N.Y., home of Giordani Jordan with a search warrant for computers and computer-related accessories, removing at least one laptop from the premises.
The raids at two Long Island, N.Y., homes and one in Brooklyn, N.Y., were ongoing Tuesday morning. 

Jordan's system was identified as allegedly being used in a coordinated distributed denial of service attack against several companies, a law enforcement official told FoxNews.com.

The targets of the FBI searches are all in their late teens to early 20s. 
Tuesday's search warrants are part of an ongoing investigation into Anonymous, which has claimed responsibility for attacks against a variety of websites including Visa and Mastercard. The Anonymous group is a loose collection of cybersavvy activists inspired by WikiLeaks and its flamboyant head Julian Assange to fight for "Internet freedom" -- along the way defacing websites, shutting down servers, and scrawling messages across screens web-wide.

tweet purportedly from the hacker group sent out around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning following the Monday defacement of British paper The Sun trumpeted "We had an awesome day, loud hail to all #AntiSec vessels: We are winning." Another Twitter feed purportedly connected to the Anonymous group issued a defiant message 

Tuesday morning in response to the FBI's action. 
"It doesn't matter how many people the 'FBI' arrest. Whether they are core members or not. #anonymous have started something unstoppable."

The Anonymous vigilante group recently turned its efforts to the Arizona police department, posting personal information of law officers and hacking and defacing websites in response, the group claims, to the state's controversial SB1070 immigration law.

While Anonymous is largely a politically motivated organization, splinter group LulzSec -- which dominated headlines in the spring for a similar streak of cyberattacks -- was largely in it for the thrills.

The metropolitan police in London arrested the first alleged member of the LulzSec group on June 20, a 19-year-old teen named Ryan Cleary. Subsequent sweeps through Italy and Switzerland in early July led to the arrests of 15 more people -- all between the ages of 15 and 28 years old.

The two groups are responsible for a broad spate of digital break-ins targeting governments and large corporations, including Japanese technology giant Sony, the U.S. Senate, telecommunications giant AT&T, Fox.com, and other government and private entities.

Related Story: 

False UFO sighting May 2011
How to tell a video hoax Feb 2011


Source: http://www.foxnews.com

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