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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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 20 Oct 2008 @ 6:30am

    Re: Who's the Real Evil One?

    @ Motown:

    One big thing you are missing out on:

    The war vs Scientology is NOT against the *religion* itself but against the organization called *church of scientology*

    If you want to believe you are really the soul of an alien fine whatever. But when you start using policies like "Fair Game" were you murder people critical of you there is a problem.

    When you use brainwashing techniques and force people to throw away contacts (friends, family) from their "old" life there is a problem.

    I'm no pacifist. I'm no Pro-Life advocate or anything. But murder is wrong, as is manipulating people. No one is in the right when they do such a thing.

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