I see my last blog on the exploits of the hacker group Anonymous seems to have stirred some interest among readers.
Some have stated that they do not condone the groups actions but they do applaud what they did. And most would be happy to burn the hosting company to the ground.
Let’s take the discussion a stage further. Let’s say, for arguments sake, that Anonymous continue their campaign and put every child porn hosting company out of business. What next? Would the group turn to another area that they did not like? What about, for example, companies selling alcohol? Let’s say that Anonymous start targeting alcohol producers and sellers? How would you all feel about that? Of course, you are going to say that’s totally different from child pornography. Is it? Alcohol abuse causes misery for millions, is often held responsible for marital abuse and costs health services money that could otherwise be spent on healthcare. What about food manufacturers and fast food retailers? Perhaps they would be next on the list? After all obesity is a well documented issue in many western countries. I have no interest in Facebook – but my wife likes to use it – would Anonymous perhaps take it down for me?
Do you see where I’m going here?
Is it fine to attack one area because everyone thinks the activity of that area is wrong? Would we have any say in the targets picked by Anonymous? Is this not the road to anarchy?
Perhaps it would be interesting to find out the REAL aims of Anonymous.Filed under Internet, Security