Wasn’t there supposed to be an attack on Facebook or against the Mexican drug cartel called the Zetas? Well, it hasn’t happened yet, but I’m waiting with baited breath. That’s not sarcasm. It would be great to see Facebook go down for even just a day, or tension and turmoil caused by screwing with a brutal, relentlessly cruel gang.
That might sound terrible, but let’s be real. Everyone wants to see some action. Hopefully, no innocent people will die or sustain permanent injuries. Maybe just some Zeta vs. police showdowns or angry fourteen year olds rioting through the streets of their privileged suburban neighborhoods. It’s almost always more interesting to follow real drama than it is to watch television, unless the show is Breaking Bad or Dexter. Most people are rubberneckers and would at least secretly love a gritty development in the tale of Anonymous vs. the jerks of the world.
The latest news on Anonymous is that they were able to take down several Israeli government websites yesterday (Sunday, Nov 6th). The crash was a response to the Israeli government’s interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla (cargo ships — had to look that one up) on Friday.
The sites, including security services, portals, and ministries, are unharmed and Israeli officials are investigating the blah blah.
Anonymous receives some flak for being a bunch of ‘basement dwellers’ — an inaccurate low-blow meant to discredit the group. Despite fringe members which may fit that description and whose type can be found lobbying behind almost any cause (legitimate or otherwise), Anonymous contains some extremely skilled and intelligent individuals. Members have recently taken down a worldwide pedophile ring operating on a darknet website named Lolita City.
Israeli officials are currently denying the cyber attack, claiming that the crash was due to an internal malfunction.