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Anonymous Not Anonymous Anymore to Hacked Off Drug Lords

Here’s a lesson to the Hackers for the 99%: You’re not anonymous once you get caught.

And you’ll always get caught, because, um, the internet was designed by the Department of Defense. And that’s a group that doesn’t want anyone to remain anonymous for long.

In fact, they are so good at tracking people down-with extreme prejudice- that they can make sure a very large bomb fits in a very tiny place.

But that’s not your biggest problem.

No your biggest problem is that hubris led you to a confrontation with Mexican drug lords who have all sorts of contacts in some of the smallest places in America- prisons. And that is where you are likely headed. What part of “don’t steal from drug lords” don’t you get? Didn’t you see the movie Midnight Run?

So it goes with hacking kingpin and left-wing computer community organizer Jeremy Hammond of – surprise!- Chicago, who was arrested this week, along with 4 compatriots, after eight months of FBI surveillance into the inner workings of the internet theft group commonly known as Anonymous. As a result, Hammond and his friends now face the prospect of spending a great deal of time in a very tiny place with bars on it.

Often dressed in black and wearing the mask of Guy Fawkes as its symbol, the hacking-activist group of the Occupy Wall Street crowd broke into intelligence agencies, banks and corporate servers in search of embarrassing information, as well as digging for digital plunder in the form of credit card digits- which they promptly charged for “charities.”

But six months ago, it all started to unravel for the hackers.

The virtual stakeout of Anonymous started in August of 2011 when the most anonymous of all hacking kingpins, “Hector Xavier Monsegur, of New York, pleaded guilty …to computer hacking charges and [started] helping law enforcement officials with their investigation [into Anonymous], authorities revealed,” reports the Chicago Tribune

Monsegur, 28, is “a welfare dad who lived in a housing project on New York’s Lower East Side,” according to FoxNews and other media sources, while he orchestrated the activities of several groups that loosely make up Anonymous.

Government Motors, Government Electric and now Government Hacking?

With public money thrown so freely to support Anonymous, one has to wonder if it’s a division of Solyndra. Quick, call Warren Buffett and find out if Anonymous qualifies under TARP or some sort of tax credit. They are, after all, looking more than a little green right now.

Imagine that: After the skull and duggery and all the populist rhetoric it turns out that Monsegur and his friends are just more entitlement-age criminals with an axe to grind over how much the world owes them.

This week we reported on a murderer in California who was still cashing unemployment checks from prison.

A group of gang members in California is helping Nancy Pelosi stimulate the economy by collecting unemployment checks for one member who is in jail for murder.

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“Family members of a convicted murderer in the L.A. County jail system were arrested for allegedly cashing $30,000 worth of his unemployment checks, authorities said,” according to the LA Times.

“‘Anthony Garcia had family and friends cashing his $1,600-per-month government assistance checks while he served time,’ said Capt. Mike Parker, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. His accomplices would then deposit a portion of the money into Garcia’s jail account. They also shared the cash with Garcia’s fellow incarcerated gang members.”

Count the murderer as the much more honest criminal compared to Monsegur and his friends. At least Garcia hasn’t wrapped himself in the false humility of a community organizer.

Jeremy meet Anthony; Anthony meet Jeremy.

The same can’t be said for Monsegur’s Chicago sidekick Jeremy Hammond.

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Hammond, 27, is a well-known, dreadlock-wearing, “hacktivist”- think community organizer with a computer- known for his high IQ and his low common sense.

“His mother, Rose Collins,” writes the Chicago Tribune, “offered a heavy sigh when informed that the FBI had arrested her 27-year-old son.

“‘Again?” she asked. ‘I love my son, but he is a genius with no brain. He has a 168 IQ, but he has no wisdom.’”

The Tribune goes on to paint the picture of another entitlement-age criminal, raised by a musician father, who, of course, was a leftist. By high school Hammond was breaking into mainframes just to show it could be done. By college the stunt wasn’t cute anymore, and Hammond presumably was bounced from college over another hacking incident hinted at by the Trib:

“While still a student, he hacked into the high school’s mainframe computer to show administrators its weaknesses, and was thanked for calling attention to the gaps, according to his mother. She said Hammond did the same thing at the University of Illinois at Chicago and was kicked out.”

The incident apparently only served to give Hammond the very huge chip that he now wears, not very anonymously, on his shoulder.

But here’s why both Monsegur and Hammond ought to shudder.

School days have ended for both young men.

In November of 2011 Anonymous got into a confrontation with the drug trafficking cartel in Mexico called the Zetas.

Anonymous reportedly stole 25,000 emails from the Mexican government that detailed up to 75 government accomplices in the drug ring. Anonymous threatened to release the information after an Anonymous hacktivist got himself kidnapped doing some community organizing against the drug group in Veracruz. While both sides quickly backed off their public dust-up- with the Zeta’s releasing the hacktivist- Mexican drug lords aren’t really the forgiving type.

Expect the Zetas to look at the hackers with considerable more prejudice than the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Prison’s a tiny place, and there are a lot of Anthony Garcias there. Garcia by the way is part of the Rivera-13 gang. The “13” stands for letter M, a symbol for the Mexican mafia.

Perhaps in prison Hammond or Monsegur will run into an Anthony Garcia and feel some real pain in the very tiniest of places. Or it could be a much, much bigger place. But the pain they’ll feel I’m guessing is non-negotiable.

Drug lords just don’t have that much discernment, even if they have a lot more common sense than Jeremy Hammond.

7 Comments

  1. Well, they wanted a war ……. they got one. ;-)

    They were hiding behind the legal protections provided by the governments they wanted to attack. They demanded transparency from everyone else while trying their damnest to conceal their nefarious interactions. Demanding their privacy be protected while shattering ours.

    But you know, there’s at least 2 ways to track down someone who leaves an anonymous message somewhere on the internets.

    There’s the legal way of going to a judge and getting a subpoena from the server owner that can trace it back to an ISP, and then you can subpoena that ISP owner to give up the subscriber’s name and address …….. or you could do the same thing with a few as 2 bullets if you’re committed enough and willing to travel. (H)

    You remember those Mexican bloggers found hanging from that bridge. I bet the cartels didn’t bother with a subpoena to find out their identities.

    This is good news though. Malicious hacking should have tougher penalties than those currently proscribed by law. And most hackers today are not sophisticated geniuses. They are young leftist or anti-american punks who have downloaded online hacking tools and replicated methods designed by others. They’re increasingly from 3rd world islamic shitholes as well as sponsored / trained by foreign governments. I think the CIA should be, if they are not already, tasked with tracking them down and splattering some blood on their keyboards.

    Cause this has the potential to get way out of hand. They could destroy our way of life by interfering with our computer controlled networked infrastructure and financial systems. Its just a matter of time until they do.

    …….. (B) (B) You know it’s like if everyone on the planet had a teleporter like on Star Trek ……. (B) there would be total chaos. If people could beam into a bank vault or just beam out the cash …… they would. The murder & rape rates would skyrocket. No President would live through his term of office.

    Without fear of punishment society would break down.

    If more people think they can get away with crime …… there will be a lot more criminals. And if the technology is evenly distributed amongst all cultures on the planet America will be come the prime target.

    If there was a button on every 3rd world street corner that would destroy us when pressed, how many times a day do you think it would get pushed?

    (B) Technology is just simply outpacing the current legal mechanisms that have worked in the centuries past. Just like our wars in the middle east, you cant have one side playing by one set of rules while the other is free to exploit the loopholes in our humane doctrine. If we’re going to be interconnected by technology to nation’s who cant or wont stop their citizens from attacking our systems we’re going to have to eventually either destroy their capacity to do so, or adopt the Zeta’s rules of engagement.

  2. Without fear of punishment society would break down.

    Agree Joe Blow in mass can and will screw up society with out law. But what about that other society that is actually in control. Like the Fed and the banking cartels and certain politicians as well as anonymous men behind the scenes. We can protect ourselves from Joe Blow when we organize. How is it only idealistic idiots fight the Fed. As for entitlement mentality who surpasses Congress? The private sector has a product or beneficial service to show for their expectations. The expertise of the private sector made us great. Now the Fed slowly usurps our freedoms without violence or provoking us to violence. Now that is expertise because it has unlimited resource a well all of the expertise of the private and academic sector. Only an idiot would fight the Fed. The wise just whine and complain and vote. I fall into that category because I am wise and like the Fed, survival is my priority. Every time my patriotic hairs start working my mouth my wise friends remind me of my place.

  3. They were hiding behind the legal protections provided by the governments they wanted to attack.

    That’s a very good point! Bastards and they’re not the only ones.

  4. …we ought to drop the bastards down town and watch the rats scramble…..
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    emo

    Stoned to death for being an emo: NINETY Iraqi students killed for having ‘strange hair and tight clothes’ Number of deaths could be even higher
    Cleric calls the stonings ‘an act of terrorism’

    Ministry of Interior ‘complicit’ in the killings

    More than 90 Iraqi students have been stoned to death for their Emo haircuts by religious extremists in Baghdad in the past month after Iraq’s interior ministry dubbed it ‘devil worshipping’.

    Iraq’s Moral Police released a statement on the interior ministry’s website condemning the ‘emo phenomenon’ among Iraqi youth, declaring its intent to ‘eliminate’ the trend.

    The move is part of a wider clampdown on young people taking on what government officials call ‘Western appearances’ in Iraq.
    Iraqi activists said this unnamed teenager was brutally killed by religious police for having an ‘emo’ hairstyle
    ‘The Emo phenomenon or devil worshipping is being followed by the Moral Police who have the approval to eliminate [the phenomenon] as soon as possible since it’s detrimentally affecting the society and becoming a danger,’ the statement read.

    ‘They wear strange, tight clothes that have pictures on them such as skulls and use stationary that are shaped as skulls.

    They also wear rings on their noses and tongues, and do other strange activities,’.

    Since the statement was published religious extremists have been harassing and killing teenagers with ‘strange’ or ‘emo’ appearances.

    A group of armed men dressed in civilian clothing led dozens of teenagers to secluded areas a few days ago, stoned them to death, and then disposed their bodies in garbage dumpsters across the capital, according to activists, activists told the Cairo-based al-Akhbar website.

    The armed men are said to belong to ‘one of the most extremist religious groups’ in Iraq.’First they throw concrete blocks at the boy’s arms, then at his legs, then the final blow is to his head, and if he is not dead then, they start all over again,’ one person who managed to escape told Al-Akhbar.

    Iraq’s moral police was granted approval by the Ministry of Education to enter Baghdad schools and pinpoint students with such appearances, according to the interior ministry’s statement.

    The exact death toll remains unclear, but Hana al-Bayaty of Brussels Tribunal, an NGO dealing with Iraqi issues, said the current figure ranges ‘between 90 and 100.’

    ‘What’s most disturbing about this is that they’re so young,’ she said.

    The youth was one of nearly 100 who were targeted for having a western hairstyle or wearing ‘American jeans’

    Al-Bayaty said the killings appear to have been carried out by extremist Shia militias in mostly poor Shia neighborhoods and said she suspected ‘there’s complicity of the Ministry of Interior in the killings.’

    WHAT IS EMO?Described as both a cult and sect, it’s name derives from the word ‘emotional’

    Its teen followers dress in black, favouring tight jeans, T-shirts, studded belts and sneakers or skater shoes.

    Hair is often dyed black and straightened, and worn in a long fringe brushed to one side of the face.

    Music also plays a critical role, Emos like guitar-based rock with emotional lyrics – bands such as My Chemical Romance, Jimmy Eat World, and Dashboard Confessional are particular favourites.

    They regard themselves as a cool, young sub-set of the Goths.

    With the trend comes accusations of self-harming and suicide – something its followers strongly deny.

    Photos of the victims were released on Facebook, causing panic and fear among Iraqi students.
    A young man with long hair was among those fearful at the government-ordained harassment of teenagers with Western appearances.

    ‘I have long hair but that doesn’t mean I’m an Emo. I’m not less of a man if I have long hair. Let’s not say that if I have long hair, I’m a homosexual, but I have long hair because this is my style, this is me,’ he told Iraq’s Al-Sharqiya television network.

    Safiyyah al-Suhail, an MP, said on Thursday that ‘some students have been recently arrested because they were wearing American jeans or had Western haircuts.’

    The interior ministry has not disclosed the number of teenage victims, but released a follow-up statement on Thursday warning extremists ‘not to step on public freedom of Iraqis.’

    News of the gruesome deaths drew a stern reaction from Iraq’s prominent Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who criticised the stoning of the young men as ‘an act of terrorism.’

    He added: “The Ministry of Interior took this situation very seriously and received an approval from the Ministry of Education to set a plan under my full supervision and to allow us to enter schools in the capital.”

    ‘There are some cases of the spread of this phenomenon specifically among schools in Baghdad, but we are facing great difficulty in the lack of women on the force who would allow us to carry the investigation more accurately since the phenomenon is more popular among girls between the ages of 14 and 18.’

    emo1

    …you know we really fuk`d up here these barbarians are pure rabid bastards..

    …. (N)

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