July 22, 2011, 7:30 AM — Now that the FBI has successfully raided the basements of the mothers of 14 alleged members of Anonymous , arrested the contents and charged them with attacks on PayPal, not to mention arresting two alleged LulzSec'ers arrested in the U.S. and five in Europe on a variety of other charges of cybercrime, the 'net should be safe for secure government data.
[Anonymous claims attack on NATO; posts a gigabyte of data, some marked "NATO Restricted."]
It's a good thing they nabbed those miscreants, too, because you can't trust anyone willing to take risks to protest or retard actions by governments they regard as immoral or unjustified. They'd as soon set fire to your grandmother as steal the candy from a kid.
[Anonymous claimed on its "AnonymousIRC" Twitter handle that it has 1GB of material from NATO but that most would not be published because it would be "irresponsible."]
Huh. Obviously they may have some technical smarts, but their judgment is questionable at best – which is obvious because of the chaos they create and the way they do it.
Just look at the way LulzSec took down The Sun in England, kept it down for most of a night and claimed it had stolen a huge trove of emails from managers there and at its parent company News Corp. , which would deliver great lulz by embarassing and possibly incriminating members of TheSun, editors from News of the World who have been arrested and, possibly, robber baron/media emperor Rupert Murdoch.
"We think actually we may not release emails from The Sun, simply because it may compromise the court case," according to a Twitter post from Anonymous.
They're not even capable of having an open conversation about the kind of ruckus they're dedicated to committing. They're obviously too juvenile to be any further than the nasty snickering of a sneak thief that inconveniences his betters.
As FBI director Steve Chabinsky told NPR, normal people can't put up this kind of nonsense: