Like him or not, the controversial Commander X (Christopher Doyon) is reportedly on the run. Below is a statement released from Anonymous explaining Commander X’s flight from Canada to Mexico for asylum. It’s worthy to note that Commander X has just released a book, Behind the Mask, about his exploits during his time with Anonymous.
They’re calling themselves a part of Anonymous and to prove they're a lot smarter than the Alt-Righters, threw up a Dox of George Soros (who they say funds Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, etc.). Turns out the “Dox” was nothing more than a nifty little bio (see below). Today they announced a “nationwide Trump Parade and protest calling for the arrest of George Soros”. Combine the events – more bang for the buck, I guess.
In an odd but not totally unexpected twist to the story, a hacking group claiming to represent Anonymous has threatened Sony with the same type of bitch slap they got from [cough] North Korea’s GOP if the movie The Interview is not released as planned. This was followed by other messages from a poster claiming to represent Anonymous in which the group announced plans for a "first strike" in the name of "free speech" and debated how, and if, to continue.
I’ve written about Mr. Brown several times before. Barrett Brown is the guy that the government tagged as the “voice of Anonymous”, the young man that suffered a tragedy of injustice from charges that most feel were laughable at best and fragrantly unjust and illegal at worst. Lest we forget (and history repeat itself), let's review the saga.
We’re not sure why Anonymous chose Holocaust Memorial Day as the date to take down several Israeli websites on Sunday nor why they so grossly exaggerated their claims of how many sites were impacted by the attack (they claim the hacks affected 100,000 websites, 40,000 Facebook pages, 5,000 Twitter accounts, and 30,000 bank accounts), but we do know that in retaliation, the savvy Israeli cybergeeks decided “turn the other cheek” was not an appropriate response. In return for the hack, savvy Israeli cyberforces broke into the website that Anonymous had set up for the attack, which they dubbed Operation Israel, and replaced the original anti-Israel messages with code to play the song "Hatikvah," Israel's national anthem.
A few hours ago, Twitter and Flickr accounts belonging to a North Korean news agency have been hijacked by Anonymous just one day after they announced “war” against the North Korean government. The Twitter and Flickr accounts represent Uriminzokkiri (meaning "Our Nation"), a North Korean news and known propaganda site. The Twitter page, which has over 14,000 followers, switched from Korean to English this morning and began broadcasting various pro-Anonymous and anti-North Korean messages while unflattering portrayals of North Korean leader Kim Jongun began appearing on the hacked Flickr account.
Anonymous has announced a new initiate “Operation Free Korea” that is targeting North Korea in an effort to install a free democracy in that country. Anonymous is demanding controversial leader Kim Jong-un resign, that North Korea abandon its nuclear ambitions, and for the government to give universal and uncensored Internet access to its citizens. They claimed to already have access to the country’s local intranets, mail servers, and web servers and are threatening to wage war if their demands are not met.
The Federal Reserve has openly stated that "one of its internal websites had been briefly breached by hackers, though no critical functions of the central bank were affected by the intrusion." This comes after Anonymous announced via Twitter (@OpLastResort) that they had struck the Fed on Sunday accessing personal information, which included phone numbers, login credentials, and names of bankers, of more than 4,000 U.S. bank executives (which Anonymous published on the web by placing a file on the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center .gov website). The Feds partially confirmed Anonymous’ claim saying "the Federal Reserve system is aware that information was obtained by exploiting a temporary vulnerability in a website vendor product." They quickly pointed out that the "exposure was fixed shortly after discovery and is no longer an issue. This incident did not affect critical operations of the Federal Reserve system."
Anonymous has reportedly “leaked” private information on 50,000 Ohio residents who it feels are obstructing the investigation into the rape of a 16-year-old girl. The rape was allegedly initiated by two high school “star” athletes whom Anonymous feels are being protected from prosecution by a football-loving city who refuses to cooperate with investigators. The dox file (which was posted on PasteBin) for the private citizens includes identifying information such as phone numbers, date of birth, home address, and political party affiliation. It appears to have been snatched from county voting records, however, the suggestion that the information was hacked may be misleading. The Daily Dot notes that the dump appears to have been legally obtained and copied from publicly available voter registration records in Steubenville, Ohio and neighboring communities in Jefferson County.
@YourAnonNews, a public relations Twitter account used by members of Anonymous to relay hacktivist related news and information to hundreds of thousands of followers, was suspended by Twitter around 11:50 AM EST on Wednesday, December 19, 2012. A backup Twitter account, @YANBackUp, had been created by Anonymous just two weeks prior.
Anonymous renewed their attack on Westboro Baptist Church after church members announced their plans to picket in front of the Sandy Hook Elementary School (the site of the recent mass shooting that left 20 children and 6 adults dead). Today, tweets from church members claimed that the killing of the 20 young children was a part of God’s punishment and the church announced their intent to protest in front of the Sandy Hook school. Anonymous responded by reposting personal information, including SSNs, email addresses, phone numbers, and mailing addresses, for church members and supporters. Hours later Anonymous hacked the Westboro Baptist Church website.
Anonymous hackers broke into a International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) server and released server login information and email contact information of experts working for IAEA on Sunday. The list of 167 email addresses was posted on Pastebin. IAEA spokeswoman Gill Tudor downplayed the incident claiming the server was "old".
Jeremy Hammond, better known in the hacker world as "Anarchaos," "sup_g," "burn," "yohoho," "POW," "tylerknowsthis," and "crediblethreat," has been held without bail since his arrest in March on charges connected with the 2011 hacking of Strategic Forecasting (Stratfor), an Austin, Texas-based international intelligence broker. Hammond and other LulzSec hackers face indictments charging them with conspiracy to commit computer hacking, computer hacking, and conspiracy to commit access device fraud. Last week, U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska told Hammond that he could face 30 years to life if he is convicted on all counts.