Hackers of the world are uniting against tyranny. The real question is which side should you be on? Does a semi organized group of brilliant hackers have the ability to change the world for the better? Will bringing down corrupt governments and corporations solve the worlds problems? Do the hackers stand a chance at completing their goals? How chaotic will the world get if they do succeed before it gets better? Is this the classic, ‘from the flames of destruction will rise a new growth of proparity’ or is this more along the lines of ‘some people just want to watch the world burn’?
These are all questions I would love to have answered. I for one am happy they are at least doing something. I think poorly of everyone who is just sitting by and watching their future and their freedom being destroyed by these corrupt officials. I will however not participate in the attacks myself, and am not sure i condone the methods because of the amount of collateral damage. However I will participate by spreading the news of this underground war being waged. One of the biggest pieces of proof I have for having support for these groups is that NO MAJOR NEWS OUTLET FOLLOWS THESE ATTACKS. In my mind that is just more proof that the information we are being given through common news outlets is censored and regulated by the same corrupt officials. I do appreciate the coverage Gizmodo is giving these attacks and think more Americans NEED TO OPEN THEIR EYES. Out of sight out of mind should not apply to your freedom.
Below is the letter from LulzSec:
Salutations Lulz Lizards,
As we’re aware, the government and whitehat security terrorists across the world continue to dominate and control our Internet ocean. Sitting pretty on cargo bays full of corrupt booty, they think it’s acceptable to condition and enslave all vessels in sight. Our Lulz Lizard battle fleet is now declaring immediate and unremitting war on the freedom-snatching moderators of 2011.
Welcome to Operation Anti-Security (#AntiSec) – we encourage any vessel, large or small, to open fire on any government or agency that crosses their path. We fully endorse the flaunting of the word “AntiSec” on any government website defacement or physical graffiti art. We encourage you to spread the word of AntiSec far and wide, for it will be remembered. To increase efforts, we are now teaming up with the Anonymous collective and all affiliated battleships.
Whether you’re sailing with us or against us, whether you hold past grudges or a burning desire to sink our lone ship, we invite you to join the rebellion. Together we can defend ourselves so that our privacy is not overrun by profiteering gluttons. Your hat can be white, gray or black, your skin and race are not important. If you’re aware of the corruption, expose it now, in the name of Anti-Security.
Top priority is to steal and leak any classified government information, including email spools and documentation. Prime targets are banks and other high-ranking establishments. If they try to censor our progress, we will obliterate the censor with cannonfire anointed with lizard blood.
It’s now or never. Come aboard, we’re expecting you…
History begins today.
Jesus Diaz — Lulzsec and Anonymous have just declared full open war against all governments, banks and big corporations in the world. They are calling all hackers in the world to unite. Their objective is to fully expose all corruption and dark secrets:
This is not going to end well. Or perhaps it will end well. Could this movement help change the world for the better? With the growing worldwide discontent against the political and financial establishment—in my home country and all through Europe people are organizing to fight corrupted politicians and their greedy fat owners—I wonder if this may very well be the beginning of our May 1968. That was the time when the young French generations stood up against the government to demand a much needed change.
Opening the vaults of dark secrets and exposing corruption everywhere would certainly help towards that goal: Real change. Perhaps this is just the beginning of a quiet and angry revolution that will make the world a better place. Maybe making that information public will be instrumental to wake everyone up.
That said, exposing emails and private information from normal people or sinking ships that are neutral in this battle will not help towards that cause. That’s not good and will not help anyone but those who they declare their enemies.
But uncovering the wrongdoings of states and economical institutions? I’m all for it. [Pastebin]