Anonymous Might Not Be So Anonymous; Member Pleads Guilty To Scientology DoS

from the so-much-for-that-plan dept

While I can sympathize with the concerns that some folks have over Scientology, it did seem like the massive denial of service (DoS) attack against the group put on by "Anonymous" (basically a group of griefers from some online message boards) seemed to go a bit too far (and, yes, I recognize that many griefers think that their whole reason for being is to "go too far"). Now it appears that one of the kids involved in the denial of service attack has been arrested and agreed to plead guilty for the attack, meaning that at least some members of "Anonymous" aren't quite as anonymous as they believed. In the end, the whole thing seems to have done nothing much. It was a nuisance for Scientology, but allowed the group to portray itself as a victim, and certainly didn't do much of anything to slow the organization down.

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    Anonymous, 20 Oct 2008 @ 6:58am

    Not so Anonymous

    You are not the first to say such nonsense about Anonymous so I will try to explain how it works. May you and others like you understand their mistakes.

    Strictly speaking Anonymous is not a group because it has no members. If you had taken the time to read at least the first paragraph of the Wikipedia article, you would have understood that much, but you didn't.

    Anonymous is used as a plural noun and represents all the actions of anonymous users on the Internet. When you post anonymously, YOU are part of Anonymous.

    You cannot restrict Anonymous to the people who participated in the DoS attack. Saying that Anonymous is responsible is nonsense. Anonymous has no head, no regular members, no organization, no directives, only actions that manifest themselves on the internet as the sum of individual participations.

    Your last mistake is the most blatant of all. You show that you have no knowledge of the change that took place after Mark Bunker talked to Anonymous on YouTube. If the DoS attack lasted 3 days, it is nothing compared to the months during which the members of anonymous manifested peacefully in many cities around the globe.

    Get informed. You can start with Xenu TV, YouTube and Wikipedia.

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