I had entirely missed the Rebecca Black story and had to look it up.Originally Posted by papayamon
unbelievable. i hope whoever is doing this gets SERIOUS jail time.
I have never heard of any of those people that you mentioned.Originally Posted by vegkid
This song is annoying but what the hell!?
I hope she hangs in there because the internet can be a pretty bad place. I mean, Boxxy can't even show her face without getting death threats... and people like Jesse Slaughter are well known just because some /b/ a$$holes target them for no reason...
By the way, don't confuse the /b/ Anonymous with the hacker group Anonymous. The /b/ Anonymous is a meme and the name that everyone there uses, and the group that does all the great stuff was formed on /b/ and that's why they're called Anonymous, but the same people are not responsible for the same things. The people who pull this crap are usually /b/ junkies who just go by Anonymous because it's meme-worthy, but the freedom-chasing hacker group is pretty much unrelated.
I don't understand why people insist on posting when they don't understand the things they're talking about. I spent my teenage years on those stupid sites, was heavily involved with the admins, the raids and everything. There was no 'freedom chasing hacker group,' it was a stand alone complex which eventually led to co-optation of the name by a disparate group of armchair revolutionaries. Back before the 'good' Anon we were still calling ourselves Anarchists and taking down sites, and it was the same people doing the 'good things' and the 'bad things.' They're not real hackers, they're just bored kids conducting DDoS attacks which are pathetically simple. Perhaps the odd real hacker joins in, but Josh James is right; same group, in so far as there can be said to be a group at all.
This.Originally Posted by Josh James xVx
They serve only the lulz. They are a destructive force - an internet hate machine so to speak. Sometimes they target things that are very bad and should rightly be targeted. Sometimes they bully and harass teenage girls. They do as they please. They're decentralized and don't truly serve any higher ideals than their own amusement.