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FBI Executes Nationwide Raid of Anonymous Members

Unknown Lamer posted more than 3 years ago | from the roflcopter-ride-to-prison dept.

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Nominei and suraj.sun write in with news about a nationwide raid of Anonymous members. CBS reports that raids occurred in California, New Jersey, Florida, and New York. At least 12 arrests were made with 15 warrants executed. Surely this has nothing at all to do with their recent infiltration of a certain company.

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How about no (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36814508)

Surely this has nothing at all to do with their recent infiltration of a certain company.

I doubt there was 12 hackers working on it or that they would had busted them all within 24 hours. How about it's all the other bullshit "Anonymous" has been causing within one year, like the countless amount of DDoS against various companies and governments.

word! (4, Insightful)

Presto Vivace (882157) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814600)

did anyone NOT see this coming?

Re:word! (4, Insightful)

Ruke (857276) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814626)

I really don't think so. Love 'em, hate 'em, whatever, but no one was kidding themselves into thinking that the feds wouldn't be tracking Anonymous/LulzSec down.

Re:word! (2)

interkin3tic (1469267) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814828)

I heard some tinfoil hat types suggesting that lulzsec was actually fascist law enforcement types providing cover for legislation giving them more power to combat "cyberterrorism". They might be temporarily surprised, though they'll quickly rationalize that law enforcement just needed some fall guys.

Re:word! (2)

gnick (1211984) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814918)

I think going tin foil and yelling "Black Flag!" is going overboard, but you can bet that the feds had (have) members at core levels. Probably a mix of traditional undercover and turn-coats taken in unannounced arrests. I'm sure the same can be said about most widespread underground groups that give the feds the heebie-jeebies. And, frankly, I don't really have a problem with that.

You can't fight conspiracy theories. (4, Insightful)

the_raptor (652941) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814988)

Conspiracy theorists are impossible to argue with. No matter what evidence you show to the kooks they will just rationalise it away. Conspiracy theory derives from an inability to accept the chaotic nature of reality, that "random" events outside the control of any central power can utterly destroy someone's life. The belief in conspiracy theory is a belief that SOMETHING is actually in control: THE GOVERNMENT!

And if THE GOVERNMENT could just have its secrets revealed, or if it was destroyed, then all would be right with the world and peace and justice would reign.

Re:word! (2)

NevarMore (248971) | more than 3 years ago | (#36815060)

I heard some tinfoil hat types suggesting that lulzsec was actually fascist law enforcement types providing cover for legislation giving them more power to combat "cyberterrorism". They might be temporarily surprised, though they'll quickly rationalize that law enforcement just needed some fall guys.

Its not that far out there given recent events at the ATF and DoJ: http://news.google.com/news/search?&q=fast+furious+atf [google.com]

Re:word! (2)

McFortner (881162) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814916)

Karma is a real bitch sometimes.

Re:word! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36814648)

did anyone NOT see this coming?

The stupid little shits they busted?

I'm betting all those jokes about party vans don't seem so funny anymore.

Re:word! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36814698)

Actually I think their jokes about the party vans are _hilarious_ right now.

I bet _they_ don't think they're so funny now though.

Re:How about no (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 3 years ago | (#36815020)

And I hear some of them were actual attacks and not just counterintelligence operations to discredit them.

Couldn't have waited? (5, Insightful)

gubers33 (1302099) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814516)

Until they released all the News Corp. information and emails? Seems like someone might be a little worried that they are in the bribe list.

Re:Couldn't have waited? (5, Insightful)

ElectricTurtle (1171201) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814616)

I would be surprised if these raids stopped that release. In fact I'll bet most of these guys raided are just dumb script kiddies who front in IRC, or ordinary people who have helped with LOIC and similar ops, and/or people who have had their systems compromised are being used a proxies/bots by real Anon/Lulz people.

That they are even tangentially related gives the feds an opportunity to make big headlines about raids to show that they are 'doing something' (TM) and they aren't incompetent and/or impotent by skill or distance/jurisdiction respectively.

Re:Couldn't have waited? (4, Insightful)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814788)

Bingo!

Dumb little fake anarchist kiddies that wear trenchcoats... I wanna be a part of the revolution... Ohh I can download this app and be a part of it! SCHWEET!!!!

Thanks for installing trojan-zombie 3.42r7 Dimitri in Slanovia now uses your computer.

Re:Couldn't have waited? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36815014)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reactionary

Re:Couldn't have waited? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36815128)

And what have you done?

Re:Couldn't have waited? (2)

Conspiracy_Of_Doves (236787) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814628)

They only got 12 people. I'm sure there's people who can still release it.

They're probably going to come down on the FBI next.

Re:Couldn't have waited? (2)

jshackney (99735) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814994)

I have a feeling the FBI would not actively discourage this, particularly when a honeypot is so tasty.

Re:Couldn't have waited? (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 3 years ago | (#36815048)

They've already got a nice honeypot [wikipedia.org] up and running, staffed by their old plant at Wikileaks no less.

Re:Couldn't have waited? (1)

Ruke (857276) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814672)

These guys getting tracked down was pretty much inevitable; much as the releases are going to be. There is no way that they managed to nab everyone, and there's no way that one guy has the only copy of all of the information sitting physically in his house.

Re:Couldn't have waited? (5, Insightful)

Riceballsan (816702) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814790)

*some guys getting tracked down*, knowing history of anon my money would say the people caught are more likely then not just idiots that booted up LOIC, odds are the ones that did any actual skilled work and actually captured any information on any group, are unidentified. That is always how anon has worked, throw out a huge mob of random people to the front lines, handful of actual skilled people sneak in the back door. The random mob is expendable, and yes there will be more of them when they get picked off.

Re:Couldn't have waited? (4, Interesting)

tsotha (720379) | more than 3 years ago | (#36815028)

Maybe so, but just like low-level drug gang soldiers, these people are going to be very, very helpful as they contemplate long prison sentences. Eventually the trail will lead to the people who matter. Most people don't realize it, but financial and computer crimes carry pretty hefty penalties. Some of these people are thinking "Oh, hacking ${evil_corporation_or_government_organization} sounds like fun. Even if I get caught, they'll probably give me probation." Yeah... probation after you finish your 20 year sentence. If you were going to risk this kind of time you would have been better off robbing a bank.

Re:Couldn't have waited? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36814792)

Until they released all the News Corp. information and emails? Seems like someone might be a little worried that they are in the bribe list.

You seriously believe they had this entire nationwide raid planned, organized, and executed in the... what, 24-48 hours since Anon decided they wanted some attention again? Seriously?

And people accuse the government of being incompetent and slow. Glad to see someone is still deluded enough to believe in this great country of ours!

Re:Couldn't have waited? (1)

omarius (52253) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814860)

No, but I'll bet they're entirely capable of setting one up to run so it could be executed the next time Anon/Lulz did something newsworthy. Great PR on a day Google News searches are running, etc.

Re:Couldn't have waited? (1)

Gideon Wells (1412675) | more than 3 years ago | (#36815116)

It does look suspicious, but it could be covenant timing. Takes time to plan raids like this. At worst that removed any doubt holding the raid back. You have hackers attacking hackers publicly. To the IT uneducated this probably looks digital version of FNC's Mexico.

Here we go! (1)

TaoPhoenix (980487) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814526)

Round 2 of The World Will Never Be The Same Again game has begun!

"In a Post Anonymous World, you will need a passport stamp for every bit you download."

Re:Here we go! (5, Insightful)

airfoobar (1853132) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814696)

Are you kidding? This is PROOF that current laws are more than enough for law enforcement to track down and arrest hackers.

Re:Here we go! (2)

YodasEvilTwin (2014446) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814754)

You think the government and its agencies will see it that way? I wish I had your kind of optimism.

Re:Here we go! (3, Interesting)

chaboud (231590) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814884)

"One day I will have your kind of optimism. Hey! That's today!"

You can start and finish down that road all at once.

Re:Here we go! (1)

airfoobar (1853132) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814948)

No, they are the last people I'd expect to admit that. I'm talking about public opinion, which I'm sure the former would be willing to manipulate to get their internet surveillance.

Re:Here we go! (0)

TheCarp (96830) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814812)

Yes, whack a mole is a fun game and will keep them in overtime for years to come.

ROTFL yes very effective. I bet catching 12 people, who may or may not have been anyone of real interest, will shut the anonymous collective right down. Yup this is it for them lol.

They made some points biting at the anonymous hand. Bitchslap is now pending. Now the FBI moved, its time for their betters to make their move.

Nationwide crackdown of 12? (1)

DontLickJesus (1141027) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814538)

Wow, I know this is obligatory at this point, but they still don't get it.

Re:Nationwide crackdown of 12? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36814598)

Wow, I know this is obligatory at this point, but they still don't get it.

New Jersey, Florida and New York? You're right, it should have been Maine and Hawaii to truly be nationwide.

Re:Nationwide crackdown of 12? (2)

YodasEvilTwin (2014446) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814770)

You don't get it either. There are orders of magnitude more Anonymous members. Arresting 12 is not "a nationwide crackdown", it's a f*cking joke.

Re:Nationwide crackdown of 12? (2)

UnknowingFool (672806) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814870)

I think what the OP and you don't get is the definition of "nationwide". It means across a nation which is true in this case. Now you've associated to mean "large in scope or scale" which isn't the exact meaning.

Re:Nationwide crackdown of 12? (3, Insightful)

omarius (52253) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814892)

Eeh, typical Newsie hyperbole. I heard an NPR story this morning about Somali kids from Minneapolis going off to join Al-Shabab that described them as "leaving in droves," then went off to say there were 24 of them. I thought to myself, "That is one drove, max."

Re:Nationwide crackdown of 12? (2)

mooingyak (720677) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814982)

"leaving in droves," then went off to say there were 24 of them. I thought to myself, "That is one drove, max."

I could see a case for 2 droves here.

Re:Nationwide crackdown of 12? (1)

NevarMore (248971) | more than 3 years ago | (#36815074)

One bakers drove and one Krispy Kreme drove*.

* - Somehow theres always one donut missing between when I pick the order up and when I get home.

Re:Nationwide crackdown of 12? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36814818)

12 is enough. Faced with several years of federal prison and a more intimate form of penetration testing, those twelve will happily start rolling over on people. This is just the start of the fun and games.

Re:Nationwide crackdown of 12? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36814876)

How do you roll over and rat on your anonymous friends in irc?

Re:Nationwide crackdown of 12? (1)

jjetson (2041488) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814898)

You supply private credentials/server names etc. Not that hard.

Re:Nationwide crackdown of 12? (4, Funny)

gnick (1211984) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814980)

That's what I was thinking.

Ok, ok. I confess - I'm part of Anonymous and I'm willing to cut a deal. I'll roll over on everyone. You know those pseudonyms in the IRC channel you've been monitoring and caught me in? That's the rest of them... *sob*

Very effective.

Re:Nationwide crackdown of 12? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36814888)

Except that the 12 aren't going to have any information that they could use to roll over on people, because that's not how Anonymous works.

Of course, the above statement assumes that these 12 people were actually involved in any of the hacks. Hint: they weren't. This is going to turn out just like all the other arrests: The government arrested a bunch of people loosely connected to some guy who was in IRC one time with a guy who said he heard someone was a hacker.

Re:Nationwide crackdown of 12? (2, Funny)

Adriax (746043) | more than 3 years ago | (#36815122)

So they're arresting Kevin Bacon?

What about the script kiddies. (4, Insightful)

LWATCDR (28044) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814566)

You have to wonder just how many people are going to have to be arrested until the grunts get the picture and bail.
Anon "We are a Hydra chop off a head and two grows back" == You are expendable. Grunts are cheap and made by unskilled labor.
AKA it sucks for you if you are the head that gets chopped off.

Re:What about the script kiddies. (1)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814632)

I suspect that it depends on what happens to them. Only the arrests, and the occasional fairly high-profile sentencings, make news.

If many of the arrests turn out to be made in error and quietly dropped, that would create a greater apparent than real risk. Similarly, if many of the grunts are vaguely disgruntled minors whose parents are glad that they aren't out on the street getting into real trouble, the legal repercussions might be fairly slight and sealed at majority.

I'm not following the matter closely; but I've seen a lot of stories about raids and arrests, but no roundeups yet of whether anybody is actually being convicted of anything.

Re:What about the script kiddies. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36814682)

I heard they hired an agent with especially big hands just to do the cavity search!

Re:What about the script kiddies. (1)

LWATCDR (28044) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814722)

As long as they are under 18 you are right. Over 18 and even an arrest looks bad on your record. A slap on the wrist and a few weeks jail time can mean you don't get a lot of jobs. Of course they will not get anyone and the very young and very stupid think it could never happen to them.
Like Anon says "They are expendable" so rush that machine gun nest it will not get all of you.

Re:What about the script kiddies. (5, Insightful)

Shark (78448) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814986)

A slap on the wrist and a few weeks jail time can mean you don't get a lot of jobs.

In the current US economy, I think this is becoming increasingly moot. You don't get a lot of jobs regardless.

Re:What about the script kiddies. (5, Insightful)

ElectricTurtle (1171201) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814802)

How many people executed did it take before the various resistance movements in the Second World War gave up? Why are there still dissidents in China, Cuba, Iran, etc. when they keep being imprisoned?

If you really believe in a cause it doesn't matter how many "examples" are made, in fact as Syria is finding out, the more "examples" you make the more martyrs the people have to avenge.

While the stakes of Anon as a political movement are not as high as the suppression of dissidents in totalitarian states, Anon has become undeniably a political movement, and there are idealists willing to sacrifice themselves for political ends born every minute. Let me tell you something as a former young idealist: it isn't real until it happens to you. You imagine that the purity of your principles makes you invincible until the establishment turns its gaze on you and actually does something.

However once an idea gains enough momentum and there enough people involved, actually acting against them becomes politically more difficult in Western democracies generally. At a certain threshold law breaking becomes civil disobedience, and if you end up fighting masses of people in the streets you've already lost. It will be only a few election cycles before those chickens come home to roost.

I'm not saying this is necessarily going to happen, but I do challenge your interpretation of the situation as overly simplistic and in denial of historical scenarios of similar sociological pressures.

Re:What about the script kiddies. (4, Insightful)

ScentCone (795499) | more than 3 years ago | (#36815068)

You are making the fundamental mistake of assuming that bored teenage fashionista script kiddies represent, or are even able to meaningfully describe any sort of "cause" other than "it's cool to be part of a group that causes some shit to happen that makes it on the news."

There's no there there. It's not a political movement, except for the possibility of the idiots who have been arrested being classical "useful idiots" in the service of someone else who has preyed upon their boring existence and broadband connection to use them as weak-willed meatbots who make the mistake of thinking they're being cool. You are way over analyzing things. It really is for the lulz, as it turns out. These are just your basic punks. Vandals who think they're impacting The Man, or at least say so, because that babelicious Goth girl in their algebra class seems to nod her head when she hears tales of angsty rebellion from nerds using Mom's FiOS pipe as meat puppets for lefty activists.

And me without mod points... (1)

znerk (1162519) | more than 3 years ago | (#36815096)

This is the most insightful post I've seen all day... as the quote goes, "He who does not remember history is doomed to repeat it."

Re:What about the script kiddies. (5, Insightful)

Omnifarious (11933) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814830)

Yet, thousands die in wars all the time. All the grunts there know they're expendable too.

Why is this modded Troll? (3, Funny)

znerk (1162519) | more than 3 years ago | (#36815072)

If not modded up for being on-topic and insightful, it should at least be left alone... s/he actually managed to use "they're" and "there" correctly.

Meanwhile, In America... (5, Funny)

girlintraining (1395911) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814568)

Having solved all other problems, FBI agents today busted down the doors of supersized geeks with cheeto-stained fingers living in their mother's basements. A spokesperson said "these 'hacker' types represent the single biggest threat to the american way of life, and must be stopped." Elsewhere in America infrastructure continued to crumble into dust, fall into rivers, or start on fire as unemployment continues to rise, many urban centers are now 3rd world status, and white-collar criminals are seen driving cars made out of hundred dollar bills and dead immigrants. The FBI insists that random vandalism of websites is a far worthier objective for them than catching terrorists, rich bastards who steal millions from retirement funds, and the occasional rapist.

Re:Meanwhile, In America... (2)

flaming error (1041742) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814650)

To be fair, cars made of hundred dollar bills fall under the jurisdiction of the Treasury dept.

Re:Meanwhile, In America... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36814654)

Fun fact: the FBI can do more than one thing at a time.

Re:Meanwhile, In America... (3, Insightful)

flaming error (1041742) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814714)

Yes, they can also investigate DVD licensing violations and track the cars of unsuspecting college kids. Multitasking FTW.

Re:Meanwhile, In America... (1)

YodasEvilTwin (2014446) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814716)

I once heard a single FBI agent could listen to 7000 wiretaps of innocent civilians at the same time.

Re:Meanwhile, In America... (4, Funny)

arth1 (260657) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814806)

I once heard a single FBI agent could listen to 7000 wiretaps of innocent civilians at the same time.

She must have a serious headache.

Re:Meanwhile, In America... (2)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814826)

Not really, they are required to spit out gum before a raid.

Re:Meanwhile, In America... (1)

mr1911 (1942298) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814666)

Just remember, this is your government. You get what you vote for.

Re:Meanwhile, In America... (5, Insightful)

MickyTheIdiot (1032226) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814758)

The laws, however, are subject to the highest bidder....

Re:Meanwhile, In America... (1)

Locq (2372448) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814764)

Simple, yet true

Re:Meanwhile, In America... (5, Insightful)

flaming error (1041742) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814772)

> You get what you vote for.
I wish that were true but sadly, I seem to keep getting what politicians' campaign sponsors want instead.

Re:Meanwhile, In America... (1)

Applekid (993327) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814804)

Just remember, this is your government. You get what you vote for.

Nah, you get what the ignorant stammering majority choosing between a turd and a douche, if they could even be arsed to waddle down to the polling place and take 5 minutes within a 12 hour window on a Tuesday out of fear the other guy might win.

Re:Meanwhile, In America... (3, Insightful)

FoolishOwl (1698506) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814900)

I keep voting for the candidates who promise not to murder any innocent people. They don't seem to win the elections, though -- not above the municipal level, anyway.

Re:Meanwhile, In America... (2)

macraig (621737) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814954)

That's a moronic refrain, and you're a jackass for repeating it. The real truth of the matter is that we get what we DON'T vote for... meaning it's the intentions and behavior of which we AREN'T told before the election that we actually get in the end.

The problem, of course, is that we have virtually no useful criteria whatsoever to identify the unethical self-interested bastards before they take office. Even mr1911, who smugly implies that he's never ever voted for a rotten candidate himself, has no freaking clue how to consistently pick the ethical winners.

Re:Meanwhile, In America... (1)

MrSenile (759314) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814966)

Except by the time we are allowed to vote for them, it's a choice between fast painful death, or a painful fast death. Maybe a death that is fast and painful? Hey, how about a death that is painful and fast.

Sure, it may look like redundancy the way I wrote it, but they're still considered 'democrats', 'republicans', and so forth.

The idiom was intentional.

When every single political figurehead is corrupted in one form or another, with very few, if any exceptions, it frankly doesn't matter who you pick. When you have a barrel of rotten apples, regardless of how many times you reach into that barrel, it remains rotten.

Want a change? Wipe out the entire government system and their corrupt backers, the invisible and the obvious ones, and put people from the common middle class into the seats. Take the power -away- from the corporations and back into the hands of the people. Train the people, for once, to stand up for themselves and not be lead around by the nose by a snake oil salesman simply because they're too damn lazy to enact changes themselves.

Sadly, won't happen. Stupidity is a law of nature and tends to breed in direct proportion with the number of people who stand together under a common belief.

I don't know why hackers, terrorists, or enemies of the state even bother to try to do us in. We're doing a damn fine job by ourselves. They should instead just buy popcorn and wait for the inevitable crash of our society.

Re:Meanwhile, In America... (2)

Kenja (541830) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814708)

I would rather they enforce the laws I dont agree with in the hopes that doing so will draw attention to them and promote change then to have the law enforcement officials decide which laws they should and should not enforce.

Re:Meanwhile, In America... (5, Funny)

YodasEvilTwin (2014446) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814734)

I remember when white-collar criminals still shared a sense of national identity. A true patriot would drive a car made out of hundred dollar bills and middle-class American taxpayers.

Re:Meanwhile, In America... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36814848)

You mean they were tools for the moronic propaganda BS fed to them locally.

Re:Meanwhile, In America... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36814780)

Don't forget Wall Street. Apparently, breaking the economy isn't enough to land you in jail.

No, Nothing To Do With The Sun (5, Insightful)

cmholm (69081) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814584)

Anonymous has been hacking into enough of the right kind of computers that it was a given they were going to get Federal attention. It takes a while to pull together a coordinated series of raids, so it's extremely unlikely the Sun (newspaper) exploit had any bearing on these arrests.

Re:No, Nothing To Do With The Sun (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36814768)

Anonymous has been hacking into enough of the right kind of computers that it was a given they were going to get Federal attention. It takes a while to pull together a coordinated series of raids, so it's extremely unlikely the Sun (newspaper) exploit had any bearing on these arrests.

No doubt. Although I would bet money that they were just waiting and watching their suspects to attack Sun after being in the news and used the monitored ISP connections for each of them to confirm or signal that they had their guys with yet another charge against them, to start their arrests.

Re:No, Nothing To Do With The Sun (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36815004)

That could lead to some ambiguious headlines. . . "Rupert Murdock assists in catching hackers!"

Re:No, Nothing To Do With The Sun (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36814938)

I honestly think it was the defense contractor from last week that forced the FBI's hand. I think they probably have been slowly building a case, but wanted to make sure that the info gained from the defense contractor was not a security risk nor could lead to future security compromises.

I'm actually kind of surprised. I expected the FBI to wait LONGER and hit a HUGE part of the anonymous community. I figured they'd arrest anyone that had any hand in hacking or in command and control and then 'visit' every other person they could to scare them as well as putting up "we're watching you!" messages on all of anonymous's communication channels. They need to not only punish those responsible but make it clear to the part-time anarchists that this is not a game.

Oops (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36814588)

Who is knocking on my door?....hang on, I'll be there in a minute...
"FBI, freeze! You are under arrest..."

Their Resistance... (0)

_0rm_ (1638559) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814620)

It only makes their e-dicks harder.

Re:Their Resistance... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36815134)

Pity shame their e-dicks can be ten times as hard as e-admantium and they still won't stop real-world bullets.

Translation from Law Speak (5, Insightful)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814630)

Anonymous member = IRC server owner who may not have anything to do with Anonymous

Re:Translation from Law Speak (3, Insightful)

rsmith-mac (639075) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814908)

Some people may find this strange, but society generally doesn't like it if you harbor criminals. Hopefully the FBI has the brains to realize the IRC owners are not always the hackers, but that doesn't mean that the IRC owners are in the clear.

Re:Translation from Law Speak (1)

medv4380 (1604309) | more than 3 years ago | (#36815046)

The IRC server owners probably long ago put in the software taps to record the information for the FBI so they could execute today's raids.

Re:Translation from Law Speak (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36815052)

Don't be ridiculous - how can you hold "IRC owners" responsible for the traffic on their servers. That's like saying AT&T are responsible for every kidnapping that involved the ransom threat being delivered by telephone.

Misleading summary (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36814690)

I'm sure it has more to do with them hacking a military contractor and releasing thousands of military email accounts, [slashdot.org] probably with lots of personal info included. Yeah, it's all about some dumb tabloid. Forget the military, and top-secret information. Way to feed the conspiracy theorists.

One problem with TFA (3, Interesting)

sl4shd0rk (755837) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814700)

"..Fox News was reporting.." I would disregard that portion of the article pending a reliable source of information.

               

Re:One problem with TFA (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36814760)

While I don't think this is a case of it, it would be WONDERFULLY lollious if lulzsec posted fake news about themselves getting arrested on newssites.

Re:One problem with TFA (4, Funny)

EasyTarget (43516) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814894)

'reporting' is probably too strong a word here; they probably just heard it in a FBI agents voice mail.

new slogan (2)

MichaelKristopeit419 (2018878) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814736)

we are legion^W arrested

FBI (1)

ThatsNotPudding (1045640) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814786)

21st century Pinkertons.

Punishment to fit the crime (1)

cgfsd (1238866) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814822)

I think their punishment should be they all have to convert to Scientology.

Re:Punishment to fit the crime (1)

dr. chuck bunsen (762090) | more than 3 years ago | (#36815056)

The US supposedly does not allow cruel and unusual punishment.

Don't... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36814866)

...call me Shirley.

OPERATION SUNDEVIL PART V - A New Beginning (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36814896)

Yawn. I am glad I don't got to look over my shoulder for the Feds these days. Honestly, hacking was lot more fun in the early 90's. Now days they treat hackers like child molesters.

The was inevitable (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36814940)

These guys, they're not the sharpest tools in the shed. You don't target companies protected by the FBI (i.e. banks), brag about it, and get to walk away. FBI cyber crime investigators are serious dudes not to be trifled with. Anonymous attacks, to quote Craig Labovitz, are amateurish and simplistic. Was there ever really any other possible outcome?

FBI are faget (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36814956)

Faget Bureau of Intercourse haha

fagets

thumbs up to Fox News? (1)

uigrad_2000 (398500) | more than 3 years ago | (#36814996)

Sarcasm from the article summary:

Surely this has nothing at all to do with their recent infiltration of a certain company.

One of the reasons I've respected Anonymous is because not only do they do what everyone else cannot, but they get away without leaving tracks.

When HBGary claimed to have tracked them down and threatened to release their identities, they broke into HBGary, discovered that the information was faulty, and released it themselves.

So, no one can beat Anonymous at their own game, except for.... Fox News...? Well, grats guys! You now have my respect!

certainly you guys all realize by now... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36815026)

by having these 'profound' discussions on these boards, you are doing work for these government institutions correct.
youre educating them with your bragging.
just a thought...

Oh Nooooooz (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36815054)

Poor FBI - still clueless after all these years.

Office Space (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36815106)

Watch yer cornholes boys.

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