Disgruntled Anonymous Faction Maliciously Attacks Anonymous

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but...but surely Anonymous isn't an organisation...anyone can be Anonymous!


But yeah, god bless how the concept of Anonymous changed. Funnily enough not all the party vans in the world could kill it but THIS might.

Tom Goldman:
They call Ryan's motivation into question, especially after his outing of IP addresses from largely innocent Anonymous members.

There is no such thing.

CIVIL WAR! Somebody pass the popcorn!

Oh, what a glorious, glorious drama Anonymous is putting on for us. Really, I thought the only thing that would top the attacks against government websites would be the the FBI's subsequent hunt. I wonder if we've reached the climax; will Anonymous be falling apart soon?


Tom Goldman:
largely innocent Anonymous members.

If they're part of Anonymous, doesn't that make them criminals?

HAHAHAHA! Stop hitting yourself Anonymous, stop hitting yourself!

HAHAHAHAHAHA! Best news I've heard all day.

and so the infighting begins. whats the best way to take down a group? from within. why do you think he released those ips? a show of faith to the "higher ups"

Oh, and another thing, I thought Anonymous didn't have centralized leadership and all that jazz? And yet this article describes a "hierarchy" being established within them, and Anonymous leaders "going rogue" and abusing roles and... you know what? I've decided that from now on I'm not going to believe a single word written by any Anonymous apologist ever again.

"Hacker infighting has begun between two opposing factions of Anonymous members." Kinda redundant, don't you think? That's about how much I care for Anon and their shenanigans.

"maliciously" attacks? as opposed to. ..benevolently attacks?

Wait a second, the 'rebel' Anon's name is Ryan?

Andrew Ryan.
Atlas' rebellion.

I see what you did there, little moth.

This... is just increadible I can't wait for them to try to destroy each other its gonna be great
I wonder if any news channels will follow this story?


Ryan was probably just tired of getting spammed with dwarf porn.

Ryan, contrary to the article, was also part of the problem, as evident when he betrayed other Anonymous members by giving out their IP's, which is why the new IRC channel requires you to have something like I2P running so no admins may get your IP.

But you want to know what is the saddest thing about this?

Operation: China first reported AnonOps going rogue a few weeks before the AnonOps Admins went into "Ban Fucking Everyone" mode, primarily because some Operation: China Anon's frequented the channel.

And as we all know, China loves having lengthy chats with political dissidents.

Oh? So he gave up Chinese anons to the Chinese government who as we all know is the most tolerant and least tortury government ever? What a wonderful human being.

I feel like moviemakers should really start looking at real life when writing their scripts. One piece of news like this sparks so much more imagination then the average movie or serie.

Go make a movie out of this!

Exactly my thoughts. This would make such a great movie. I can already see it before me already! With Aaron Johnson, Michael Cera and Jesse Eisenberg. :D

This is AWESOME!!!!!
*sits back and watches*

Aaaaaawe, did a little power struggle ensue when your anarchy fell apart? Lol.

And what's this about posting IP's of "innocent" Anon members? You mean the shit they do to people who are actually innocent of wrong doing all the time? I hope this sees them off the face of the intarwebz. Good riddence to bad rubbish.

Thank god. I was getting tired of those idiots over at AnonOps using the Anonymous name to get 13-year old skiddies to DDoS anyone they tell them to. About time someone stepped up to the plate and took them down a peg or two.

Daystar Clarion:

I guess you can say Anonymous...
*slips on shades*
doesn't know who it is anymore...

Have this.


You deserve it.

I accidentally had my speakers on loud when I clicked that, gave me a huge fright, then I couldn't stop laughing out of embarrassment.

I can totally see someone making a crappy Jason Bourne Sequel out of this.

If they're part of Anonymous, doesn't that make them criminals?

RICO is a beautiful thing. That's the poetic answer. The more informative one is, "Yes. Anonymous has, in this dispute, claimed to have a definitive structure and heirarchy. Combined with the multiple illegal actions committed by members of the group, Anonymous can certainly be seen as a "Criminal Organization." Therefore, being a "Member" of Anonymous renders a person liable for each of the actions of the group, as enacted in Section 901(a) of the Organized Crime Control Act (Pub.L. 91-452, 84 Stat. 922, enacted October 15, 1970), more commonly known as the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or simply "RICO."


I really have nothing more to say than that. This is stupid... *grabs popcorn*

This sounds like a disaster waiting to happen to the other guy...I really wouldn't want to be the one to piss off that group but to be an insider ...who does that? That's gonna be a shitstorm.

I F-ING CALLED IT! BOOYAH. I was getting worried. I called that there was going to be unrest and fighting back in 2007 and I was starting to...okay half-way thought I was wrong.

I was really worried that my philosophy of an anarchic order could stand on it's own. If it didn't work for the Italians it sure as hell aint working for a bunch of internet dweebs.


I guess you can say Anonymous...
*slips on shades*
doesn't know who it is anymore...

Good work! I would have gone more along the lines of
It looks like anonymous is having...
*puts on sunglasses*
an identity crisis
buuuuut I was finishing an essay at the time.
stupid spring semester lethargy.

Onyx Oblivion:



Who said it wasn't?

I kinda miss 1321.

An initially anarchic group started to form ranks and become organised? Who'd have thunk it could happen!!! /sarcasm

Kids these days. *tuts*

Anonymous is just an engine for collective action.

Imagine a Youtube-style user-content-driven "activism portal". You give thumbs up to causes and ideas you like. The causes on the front page get the most attention. Everything else vanishes.

Now make it less literal and a lot more ad-hoc, and remove individual identity, while purging the idea from your mind that these 'causes' should (or, inevitably, would) have any particular merit or achievability.

That's the Anonymous 'hierarchy' in a nutshell.

There may be 'leaders' who take action -- but it's only because they are the ones who took action.

And this crap about them having feuding factions is just plain bollocks. The whole 4chan/SA/Anon nexus of internet stupidity is and always has been a self-flagellating clusterfuck; a hive-mind with a self-loathing complex, if you will.

And every time I see one of these 'Anonymous DDOS's itself' stories on the front-page, I have to sigh.

Because that is not an abnormal thing.

That's a Friday night.

I guess you can say Anonymous...
*slips on shades*
doesn't know who it is anymore...


*takes out popcorn making machine* Whos hungry?

This will be a good thing to be watching in the comming days


This should be interesting, though I have a feeling this "Ryan" fellow is going to be in for a world of hurt...


If you really want some popcorn munching entertainment, check out this version of the story from Ars Technica:
The hackers hacked: main Anonymous IRC servers seized
Isn't real-life something? I mean, you can't make this stuff up.

*eats popcorn like crazy reading that website*
Jesus, they really don't have their shit straight. Reading that, I see that a few of them have lost their way, not just random Anons, but notorious Anons. So now its Ryan versus Owen.

Also on the side: pst *nudges Sony* wake up! You watching this? I think your attackers/haters are distracted and destroying themselves. Bring back PSN quietly and don't stop on the security updates.[/side speculation that anon hates Sony]

If you liked that batch of popcorn, try this flavor, as well(also from the same website):
P2P lawyer fined after 5.99 web host falls to Anonymous attacks
While not directly related to the infighting of Anonymous, it does involve Anonymous, and it has serious potential implications for Sony if it sets a precedent.

You know, I'm going to have to make a run to the store. I foresee a lot of popcorn munching in the weeks ahead.

EDIT: Corrected for grammar and precision.

I suppose I'll jump on the popcorn bandwagon.

It's certainly intriguing stuff, even if it is more akin to a comedy then a political drama.

It's worth mentioning though, as has been said, that Anonymous has always had leadership, it is lead by a cause, not everyone follows that cause, but that is the point. They don't have to.

Its a hacker community. Seems silly to threaten hackers with hacking, since they can just hack you back. I feel lame using this reference, but its like when Harry and Voldemort fight with their wands and they just deflect eachother into a mass of energy since their wands are basically the same one.

This should prove to be interesting. Anonymous attacking Anonymous. Anybody need some popcorn to watch this?

Wait a second, the 'rebel' Anon's name is Ryan?

Andrew Ryan.
Atlas' rebellion.

I see what you did there, little moth.

So 4chan is Rapture, right?
This explains many things

Power corrupts.

Wait a second, the 'rebel' Anon's name is Ryan?

Andrew Ryan.
Atlas' rebellion.

I see what you did there, little moth.

Batman: Pretty fishy what happened to me on that ladder.
Gordon: You mean, where there's a fish, there could be a Penguin.
Robin: But wait! It happened at sea! See? "C" for Catwoman!
Batman: Yet... an exploding shark was pulling my leg!
Gordon: The Joker!
O'Hara: [It] all adds up to a sinister riddle. Riddle-er. Riddler?
Gordon: Oh! A thought strikes me! So dreadful I scarcely dare give it utterance.
Batman: The four of them. Their forces combined...
Robin: Holy nightmare!

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