Anonymous activists marked the 5 November anniversary of the Gunpowder Treason Plot to get up to all sorts of mischief over the weekend. The websites of Israel’s Mossad and Shin Bet intelligence services as well as the Israel Defence Force were reportedly offline for a brief period over the weekend following a 4 November threat …
Some amateurs, with little funding, can take down the web site of one of the most formidable intelligence agencies in the world (Mossad) ? Astounding. However, they should now fear for their lives as Mossad have a track record of revenge.
> Mossad have a track record of revenge.
and a successful one at that...
Not as scary as Mexican Drug Cartels
But are they particularly bothered by their public web sites? I suspect that is designed with a lot less resilience that commercial sites as will have much less expected traffic and less impact if it doesn't work.
It's not like the field agents would access everything through their public web sites - or at least I wound;t have thought they would....
Israel is one country I don't think they should try and piss off.
Anonymous runs amock in Israel, Finland, Portugal
Is that meant to be funny, or do you not know how to spell amok?
amok (also spelled amuk, from the Malay meaning "mad with uncontrollable rage")
Hang on, aren't these the same guys that were scared of reprisals from Mexican drug cartel dudes?
But they're not afraid to tangle with Mossad?
Although, I doubt they really gave a toss about their website being down. Why do they even have a website?
I would imagine that no, they're not the same guys.
Anonymous doesn't seem to be anything approaching a monolithic organization. It's a loose collective of chaotic-neutral personalities. You can't expect the actions of the left and right hand to be consistent.
They have websites for good PR
Same reason that the NSA and GCHQ have websites (and the BSI ...).
I finally tracked it down
The anonymous mask comes from the V for Vendetta magazine and the 2006 film of the same name.
I trust you are paying your dues to Warner Bros the owners of the rights.
Well done </Slow clap>
Facebook still there?
I thought Anonymous were supposed to be taking Facebook down ...
I guess they didn't say which November 5th.
("Troll" seems to be the closest we have to a Guy Fawlkes mask.)
Actually, I think the Guy Fawkes mask is meant to represent a Guy Fawkes mask.
I feel like I missed all the fun, getting tanked up and dodging flaming tar barrels in Ottery last Saturday. I lost my phone there somewhere.
I don't get offered the Guy Fawkes mask. (In any browser.) Is this a UK-only thing?
A browser thing? Not geo-specific.
Re: Re: Odd
No, it can't be a browser thing, coz I've tried it in Opera, IE, Chrome and Firefox. I get the same set in each browser: none, thumb_up, thumb_down, stop, go, wtf, fail, happy, meh, unhappy, angel, devil, flame, mushroom, megaphone, trollface, facepalm, holmes, headmaster, paris_hilton, coat, joke, pint, coffee_keyboard, alert, black_helicopters, boffin, pirate, alien, terminator, big_brother, childcatcher, linux, gimp, windows, it_angle.
(Extracted that lot from the page source!)
No Guy Fawkes.
Oh, I get it. You get the Guy Fawkes mask when you post anonymously, eh?
You guys are sooo funny.
You can't choose it.
It chooses *you*.
"The group temporarily published..."
"temporarily published" - wtf is that?
"Senior figures in the hacktivist collective..." - senior as in members follow their orders?
The title of this article is still spelled wrong