Hackers World: Anonymous Investigation

Hackers World: Anonymous Investigation

2012, Technology  -   24 Comments
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Some attack governments, large corporations... and steal personal identities. Others use their skills for political activism. They are hackers.

And in a rare sit down interview with a member of the infamous collective "Anonymous", 16x9 gets a unique, inside look into a "Hackers World".

Anonymous is a loosely associated hacktivist group. It originated in 2003, representing the concept of many online and offline community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized global brain.

It is also generally considered to be a blanket term for members of certain Internet subcultures, a way to refer to the actions of people in an environment where their actual identities are not known.

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richard crawford
richard crawford
8 years ago

The virus in Iran was us gov. Code

FHRITP
FHRITP
9 years ago

Am I the only one that was freaked out by the coffee cups in plain white, with a black font saying 'create' and 'transform'?
Totally had a 'They Live' moment.

nameless3811
nameless3811
10 years ago

This is so black and white with hacker "heroes" and "villains". Most people know that things aren't really so concrete. There is a lot of grey area and many ideas and situations can get very complicated ethically because of this. Is what anonymous doing illegal? Yes. Is it wrong? That is a different question with a very controversial (and rightfully so) answer. For instance....our government passes bills, laws, and legislations all the time that directly affects and violates our constitutional rights. The patriot act is a good example. Is it legal? Well technically yes. Is it right? Not at all.

From what I gather, anonymous is exposing corporations and government organizations. While people as individuals shouldnt have to worry about their information being stolen or violated... at the same time our government is violating our rights and invading our privacy exactly in this way. I can bet that our governments' motives for doing so is not as heroic as people think. Look up PRISM for instance. Anonymous is doing what needs to be done. People just can't be heard standing outside of buildings, holding paper signs like they used to. In fact, they would probably get tasered or pepper sprayed for doing so (especially for political protests).

"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both."
-Benjamin Franklin

to_the_sun
to_the_sun
10 years ago

Full of mainstream bias. Polluted with words like good, bad and even evil. Then, predictably, the cheesy music starts and they end on a story about some "do-gooder" volunteers.

Black Scholar
Black Scholar
10 years ago

Why they say Anonymous is CIA in Drag?

Emanuel Faisca
Emanuel Faisca
10 years ago

Yeh she looks really affected, continues to play on her playstation... She only wants money!

Driver
Driver
10 years ago

In my single opinion I like the idea of Anonymous but disagree with the way they have handled some of there protests. The right to protest is important but the protest must be done fairly. If by protesting the safety and peace of others and there property are compromised then this is simply unfair to the average person and can result in less support for the protest in future as people turn away in disgust. For example Anonymous' pointless hacking of Sony in protest over its lawsuit against George Hotz. Hotz had no right to release information on how to root the PS3 because it would cause financial damage to Sony. Anonymous then went a step further and released private information from uses of the Sony network damaging innocent users privacy. This behaviour is no better then a traditional street protest turning violent with shops being looted and innocent bystanders being injured. I hope Anonymous can protest correctly to help society or there movement will be seen as nothing more then a dangerous mob that make there own rules with there own agendas that do no represent the average person.

Justin
Justin
10 years ago

I kinda want to see the movie Hackers again now.

englishjakes
englishjakes
10 years ago

lol at the girl trying to sue sony when she didnt have anything actually taken from her. but more seriously 1/4 of the people who attend hacking for humanity are part of anonymous because they essentially have the same goal. anonymous truly believes its doing good for humanity, i dont agree with all their projects but i think someone has to slap some people around in this world, we've become so nice or passive that no one is willing to fight for what they believe in anymore and if you go and protest the government or organization that your protesting against can choose to ignore you or worse they can pepper spray you. the thing i really like about anonymous is that there is no leader no one makes decisions on there own so they will never be caught. if some one in the community voices something and several hundred people agree with it the decision they do it plain and simple all that is needed is the initial idea then people vote, they do this with all ideas u know like democracy used to be. if there aren't enough people with the idea being proposed those people are likely to be caught.

SpookyS
SpookyS
10 years ago

I think anonymous help us realise there is so much corruption and shady dealings going on on a massive scale against us and our enemies.
May the evil-do-er's get what they deserve.

easyTree
easyTree
10 years ago

You've accidentally conflated the terms 'hacker' and 'cracker' and therefore added little value. Yes, Gates, Jobs etc.. were hackers; tinkerers with computer hardware. Crackers are those who break into computer systems for nefarious reasons.

Wayne Siemund
Wayne Siemund
11 years ago

I suppose because the program is so short, several concepts had to be incorrectly associated to each other. It's a nice puff piece, but there is far more truth about what Anonymous is fighting against.

Luyang Han
Luyang Han
11 years ago

Where is the sit down interview with the masked person? The show just interviewed some computer security expert but not real hackers. And for the Guy Fawkes, well the show just post some common words used by Anonymous and presented by a unidentified masked man. Such behavior is simply unthinkable for any real Anonymous member. Anyone who is really a bit into hacker culture will never show his identity like this. Check the videos posted by Anonymous on Youtube, you will understand the difference.
Meanwhile, the information presented is just so lame, not unique, and definitely not "inside look into a Hackers World”. The show says essentially nothing in detail about Anonymous, their culture, members, history and achievements. Not impressed.

bringmeredwine
bringmeredwine
11 years ago

Very short and sweet from a tv series.
The masked guys from Anonymous reminded me of the creepy maniac in the movie series, "Saw".

Chaz Searson
Chaz Searson
11 years ago

The Good vs Evil dichotomy view represented in this video is straight up bull****. Apart from that I enjoyed this short. Thanks.