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Calling Anonymous – We Need Your Help!

A few weeks ago, we did a show discussing hacking groups, such as Anonymous and LulzSec, and touched on the notion of state-sponsored hacking. Since then, we’ve received comments from listeners that hacking may be performed by agents of a state or government without actually being sponsored by the government itself. Apparently, it can be easy for a government employee to abuse the aura of official office to cover their own, personal activities.

When a government or an individual within a government (or a news journalist for that matter) misuses their resources to harm individuals, who typically don’t have equal capabilities, what can those individuals do? One may wonder, if caught in such a predicament, if there might be some way to call on Anonymous or such groups for help?

Groups like Anonymous certainly have the forensic expertise to determine if the accidental deletion of all blog posts for a year, or an untimely system crash leading to a the loss of entire web sites really was an accident or something more sinister. And they can certainly both protect an online operation and respond to threats of cyber actions. But would they want to? Is that how they operate? And how would ordinary people, who use the Internet for all its wonderful benefits, but may not be ‘technophiles’, make contact with such groups?

Could Anonymous be a hacker A-Team for wronged individuals?

We’ll take your comments and calls on this topic this Thursday, August 25th at 4pm Eastern Live On Air. Join Us!

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August 18, 2011 - Posted by | Episode Descriptions

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