Hacking: Anonymous, Anonymity and Hacktivists
Posted by Blake Barker
Hackers have been around for a long time. One of the most famous hacker group still around, spying on the government, bringing peace, but still hacking is a group called Anonymous. Anonymous believes in freedom of the internet. They do everything from tell the world what the government is doing, to spying on you through your cameras or sending you threats.
The hacker group has never been identified, but what we have heard from them is “We do it for the lulz.” Meaning they do it just because they can. Hacking is serious, and people don’t realize how serious it could be. Especially those who are Network Security Professionals. These people hack corporate networks and say “Hey, pay me to fix your problem!” It’s an illegal safety racket. Good job that pays well, but is so anonymous.
Actually, I just saw a movie today called Smiley. It’s a horror movie, basically based off of Anonymous, hacktivists. It has a little ‘hacktivist killing’ to it. Not sure that Anonymous kills people, I don’t assume they do, but no one knows who they are or where they’re located. so no one would be sure. My favorite movie though. Seriously.
Here’s a question I answered on a forum. The question was
Can you tell me about computer security? People who i think break and ask to pay to fix things? Also, can everything really be found?
I know what you mean. That’s a Network Security Professional. You basically hack a corporate network, call them up to see if they need to hire someone or if their computer is broken and ask them to pay you because you know how to fix it.
Correct: Medical records, how much money they make, track their exact location, ANYTHING. Their likes, dislikes. Those are all what Network Security Professionals find. It’s all possible. Proxies, network profiles, security breaches, etc. These are all one in a thousand people. You don’t know who they are, they could be some stranger you talked to one day, an FBI agent, etc. They are not easy to find, though — why would they say they are? It’s an illegal protection racket. It’s their business. Although most people who are NSP’s are doing such for good intentions, there are hackers who do the same exact thing.
There’s no computer you can’t hack, because there are no perfect computers. People build them, they are going to have flaws in them. With that, an entire identity of a human, in every system can be erased, exchanged, cracked, etc.
Their identity is completely anonymized, but anonymity, some people argue isn’t real. It’s true. Yes, “Tor Browser” anonymize you, but go into the root directory, if you’re a very intelligent hacker you can find you changed your IP. I’m not sure if it reveals what IP it is, so therefore you’re still protected, but 90% of people can’t get past anonymity, unless they’re the CIA they won’t bother, it takes too much work. Some of them are actually possibly on Omegele. Anonymous video and text chat.
That’s my answer. It’s scary out there, but anything is possible. Besides, given that Tor servers cannot even be traced by your root directory, not even the FBI can trace down hackers who use it, let alone the one and only famous “We do it for the lulz” Anonymous group. In the movie Smiley, if you say “I did it for the lulz” three times in chat, Smiley comes out behind you and kills you. You’ll actually understand the movie if you see it, a hacktivist thriller – fantastic, movie that makes 100% sense (to a certain extent, at least to my understand)
So, let’s ask ourselves a question — what brings us to do something, just because we can? Anonymous is sure awesome, I love them. But why do hacking and spying on people for the lulz? Because of their courage, the internet is not censored. Justice is coming and it did. Sure, we can’t post about this, about that. Deal with it, I say. Internet is free, and people should use it wisely, not just troll around. Both to the movie and to the actual group, as you’re most probably reading this, props. You do some good things, and some devious. But I still like it! “We do it for the lulz!”
What do you guys think? Anonymous good, bad? What about Network Security Professionals? Feedback, corrections and comments welcome.
Sources that speak of Anonymous say
It is also generally considered to be a blanket term for members of certain Internet subcultures, a way to refer to the actions of people in an environment where their actual identities are not known
Although not necessarily tied to a single online entity, many websites are strongly associated with Anonymous. This includes notable imageboardssuch as 4chan, their associated wikis, Encyclopædia Dramatica, and a number of forums. After a series of controversial, widely publicized protests, distributed denial of service (DDoS) and website defacement attacks by Anonymous in 2008, incidents linked to its cadre members have increased. In consideration of its capabilities, Anonymous has been posited by CNN to be one of the three major successors
About Blake BarkerBlake Barker created Technasium in late 2011, talking about the latest news in technology. He aspires to work in the field of IT Tech, or as a programmer. "I LOVE sushi and am a major geek. I love the idea of developing my own software and being a producer, not only a user. Seeing that expression on someone's face when their problem has been resolved -- that's a priceless moment I always look forward to."
Posted on December 17, 2012, in Browsers, Coding, Computers and Internet, Hacking, Operating Systems, Programming and Hardware, Security, Smartphones, Software and tagged Anonymity, Anonymous, Computers, Hacking, Hacktivists, internet, operating systems, Proxy, Security, Tor. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.