Last Wednesday the FBI arrested 16 suspected members of the hacking group Anonymous. Their crime? Along with another hacktivist group, LulzSec, they hacked into the U.S. Senate web site, hacked various gaming websites and took down the Sony Playstation Network.
“We want to send a message that chaos on the Internet is unacceptable, [even if] hackers can be believed to have social causes, it’s entirely unacceptable to break into websites and commit unlawful acts,” FBI Deputy Assistant Director Steve Chabinsky said after the arrests.
Anonymous and LulzSec released a response to Mr. Chabinsky.:
Now let us be clear here, Mr. Chabinsky, while we understand that you and your colleagues may find breaking into websites unacceptable, let us tell you what WE find unacceptable:
- Governments lying to their citizens and inducing fear and terror to keep them in control by dismantling their freedom piece by piece.
- Corporations aiding and conspiring with said governments while taking advantage at the same time by collecting billions of funds for federal contracts we all know they can’t fulfil.
- Lobby conglomerates who only follow their agenda to push the profits higher, while at the same time being deeply involved in governments around the world with the only goal to infiltrate and corrupt them enough so the status quo will never change.
These governments and corporations are our enemy. And we will continue to fight them, with all methods we have at our disposal, and that certainly includes breaking into their websites and exposing their lies.
They go on further to say, “You see, most people do not behave like bandits if they have no reason to. We become bandits on the Internet because you have forced our hand.”
Lou Riccio is the State Chapter coordinator for the Georgia Tenth Amendment Center. He also facilitates meetings for Gwinnett County Conservatives For Reform. He is an Oath Keeper and a staunch supporter of the U.S. Constitution as originally written, the 2nd and 10th Amendments, Limited Government and the Free Market.
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