Yesterday, the password for Burger King's official Twitter account was stolen, and whoever was behind it began doing some kinda funny things, like pretending Burger King had been bought by McDonald's, or insisting BK employees "sniff percocets" in the bathrooms, or tweeting at journalists who wrote about the hack. Today, all hell has broken loose; Jeep's account is displaying a similar streak of weirdness ("bought by Cadillac"), and just now, @MTV began behaving weirdly.
But! Given the difference in tone between the MTV account and the Jeep and Burger King accounts, we would venture to guess that the MTV "hack" is actually fake; the original hack repeatedly referenced Hitler, and overall seemed much more anarchic than MTV. We suspect this is MTV trying to capitalize on this wacky hacking: MTV's "hackers" insist it has been bought by BET (which is owned by Viacom, the same parent company as MTV) and links to in-site stories, which of course MTV would want to do, but hackers would have no interest in doing. We'll update when we learn more.
Ok, so this is more on the 'Anonymous' thing, where they've thrown down the glove in front of Uncle Sam? This is what I don't get. They attack systems we pay for, and get play time for their cause? I can wreck pretty much anybody, but I don't even piggyback anyone else's wireless or download music. Internet hacking, or cyberwar, is wrong and stupid. As crime stands, these particular attacks seem limited to assault level encroachments rather than full system acquisition, but without the full analysis no one really knows. They haven't changed my views on what happened to that kid one bit, but they have created damage. Not cool, Anonymous. I already knew about the kid.
Apparently not too many are interested in Anonymous. I took an attack for posting the above comment. Anonymous are punk criminals. They break into people's property in the name of a dead kid they couldn't point to in a worse way.
Who are you actually out to get, Anonymous? Or is it indeed everyone? C,mon. You ain't afraid to tell little old me, are you?
Yeah, their attack was indeed masterful. I know that I should be terrified, but strangely; I am calm. I know the next one will come soon. They are so powerful, but I will conquer my common sense that tells me to get away. Now for some cereal.