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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    Mike (profile), 20 Oct 2008 @ 10:38am

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    You make the statement that the activities of Anonymous "certainly didn't do much of anything to slow the organization down"

    WTF? Do you have any actual statistics to back up that statement? Anything?


    You really think that having its website down for a few days hurt it?

    If you actually look, you will see that the Church of Scientology is in serious trouble all over the world.

    That had nothing to do with the DoS.

    As people have become informed of the crimes being committed by the organization, they are staying away.

    Again, nothing to do with the DoS. The other protests may have had something to do with that, but we were talking about the DoS.

    I love how people get so mad at me because they think I said Anonymous was an organized group responsible for the DoS attacks, and then in the same breath freak out that I also don't give them credit for the in-person protests and other online info.

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