We had a server outage, and we're rebuilding the site. Some of the site features won't work. Thank you for your patience.
imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List




IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

#OpWisconsin - Anonymous Targets Koch

by Person Wednesday, Mar. 02, 2011 at 8:47 AM

The hacker group Anonymous has taken up a side in the fight for human rights.

CommonDreams.org published a press release by Anonymous http://www.commondreams.org/further/2011/02/28-0

They announced an open and collaborative effort to hack Koch Industries, owned by the billionaire Koch brothers who are accused of undermining democracy.

They said they are "actively seeking vulnerabilities", meaning they wish to build a library of knowledge about systems owned or used by Koch companies and organizations.

They have called for a boycott of Georgia Pacific paper products including Brawny, Angel Soft, and others listed at the link above. (There's already been a boycott called by various progressive groups, and while they may think they are "leading", they are only one of many.)

This action follows on the heels of Gov. Scott Walker of WI being "punk'd" by the Buffalo Beast blog, which posed as David Koch to talk to Walker. in the released conversation, Walker buddied up with Koch and told him that, basically, he was willing to further Koch's corporate political agenda. This includes not only planning to insert agent provacateurs among protesters, but also includes evidence that Walker would take a "gift" from Koch (which is illegal).

http://www.buffalobeast.com/

In response, GOP legislatures are proposing a law making it illegal to impersonate someone while talking to a politician. http://www.buffalobeast.com/?p=5162 Who said blogs don't matter?

Last month, Anonymous compromised the minimal security of HB Gary Federal, a "security" company that was seeking contracts in the defense industry. HB Gary specialized in both preventing computer intrusions, and according to emails released by Anonymous, aiding the US government in performing computer intrusions.

Among the emails, researchers at Think Progress and other blogs have found that HB Gary was part of a group named Team Themis that was shopping around a plan to use fake identities to post conservative talking points and disruptive comments on social networks and news sites. Among their targets were progressive/left organizations and labor unions.

The "hacks" used against HB Gary were relatively simple, and the company was "taken down" quickly - revealing that this security company lacked basic security common sense. The upshot - HB Gary was trying to sell the company, but the market value had dropped to nothing.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/02/anonymous-vs-hbgary-the-aftermath.ars

Can Anonymous pull off a crack of Koch? Perhaps. Announcing it in public is unusual, and may indicate that Koch is already tough to crack. On the other hand, there may be some leaks that would make is easier.
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy