Welcome to the year 2011. This year, we have seen all sides of the term "hacking scandal".
We have seen anonymous' protests against Paypal, Visa/Mastercard, the RIAA, IRMA, HBGary, etc.
These were done with the intention of exposing the world for what it really is. Monopolists
continue to censor our lives; whether we may share music, whether we can make a donation to
Wikileaks, whether we ought to keep our "freedom of speech" and the right to protest. Anonymous
has lead us forward by showing that an idea is unstopable, and that when there is a fault in
the world, we must join together and fight against it.
We have seen Lulzsec, in a wild bid to expose the lack of security in the world, and how this
carelessness exposes people. How simple things (like an SQLi bug) will discredit your company
by allowing customer data to be foolishly left accessible to people with a basic grasp of
We have yet unknown hackers, who effectively took down Sony's PSN because of their careless
treatement of customer data.
We have News Corp - a group with which many are familiar by now. These are people who provide us with
current affairs of the world. They profit from peoples suffering, peoples gains, their gossip.
They live off the people. And yet the destoryed the people in the now publicised phone hacking scandal.
They abused the power available to them, and harmed families by giving them something they should not
have had; hope. The victims of News of the World were suffering. News Corp made them grieve more.
This is unacceptable.
There are indeed malicious hackers in the world.
Many people you hear about on the news - they are not malicious. Many have not caused harm.
Many do not use credit card information. Most expose the bug, learn from it, and move on.
Mankind makes mistakes. Mankind is all the better for them. Mankind learns from them. Some
people, however, do not learn. Until these people are pruned by natural selection, incarceration,
or otherwise, then mankind will not develop. We will remain prey to the 'malicious' type of hacker
that steals credit card information, or deletes voicemail messages and pushing the victims family
to grieve more for their loved ones.
This is unacceptable.
We will begin today be presenting to you, various files obtained from The Sun, a company within the
News Corp group. We will continue, then, by exposing the world for what it is; a less than perfect
place where we cannot trust those who we ask to protect our information. We will continue, until
the list has been exhausted, or until the world and man kind realizes that we must change how we