What are your thoughts on the hacking group Anonymous?

  PC Advisor 12:51 PM 09 Jan 12
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With the news that Anonymous have hacking into 'More than 200 UK military email addresses' we want to know 'What are your thoughts on the hacking group Anonymous?'

Have your say in our poll here.

  Woolwell 13:09 PM 09 Jan 12

This is one of the options "Regardless of their aims they're unelected criminals and should be stopped.". Are criminals ever elected?

  Woolwell 14:20 PM 09 Jan 12

Hm that may count but of course if we know who they are then they are not anonymous.

  Proclaimer 15:49 PM 09 Jan 12

One man's hacker is another man's MI6 code breaker...

  1Legion 17:28 PM 09 Jan 12

Given that police officers, MP's, Civil Servants, those in the government security services, the military, prominent business people, and 'celebrities' were to be given exemption from having to register on the now (hopefully) defunct National Identity Database for reasons of Security, it comes as no surprise that the sites they are on get hacked. The government only ever wanted Joe Public to be under the spotlight and not themselves, they are too important. Legends in their own minds, so to speak.

  Forum Editor 23:23 PM 09 Jan 12

People like this are fond of claiming that they're doing what they do to help the common man/woman. In fact they're doing precisely the opposite.

They're acting as though the confidential data on private servers are fair game - available to anyone who has nothing better to do than sneak around the internet playing schoolboy pranks. It's all wrapped up as being some kind of crusade, but it's actually just grown up children having a good time at our expense.

  Covergirl 05:26 AM 10 Jan 12

What are your thoughts on the hacking group Anonymous?

I think they need to change their name to something less obscure.

Then they need to get a life and grow up.

  carver 08:42 AM 10 Jan 12

At least it's shown they have a problem with their security system maybe now they will get a more secure one in place.

"I suspect most of the children associated with Anonymous have no understanding of morality," same could be said for most of the children of MPs.

  badgery 10:04 AM 10 Jan 12

carver "..same could be said for most of the children of MPs."

How on earth can you say the children of MPs have no understanding of morality? Care to give us some specific examples?

If my father was corrupt, does that automatically make me the same?

  Woolwell 12:08 PM 10 Jan 12

carver "At least it's shown they have a problem with their security system maybe now they will get a more secure one in place.". Who are the "they" you refer to? It would seem to be Stratfor that had the problem and users could have reasonably expected them to have had more robust procedures in place.

  carver 13:41 PM 10 Jan 12

Woolwell I would have thought that THEY are obvious as the posting was about Stratfor and the fact that they were hacked, but in future I will make the obvious a bit plainer for you.

badgery If you had taken the time to read any of the preceding posts you would have noticed that I took the quote from another person and merely expanded it. Have you got a problem with one person making a sweeping statement about one group of people and thinking that is OK but not when it includes a group of people who steal from the tax payer.

If my father was corrupt, does that automatically make me the same? Only if you follow in your fathers footsteps.

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