Sunday, December 16, 2012

Hacktivists "Anonymous" Hack Westboro Baptist Church For Sandy Hook Elementary

Occasionally the hacktivist group "Anonymous" does something worthwhile like their campaign against pedophiles. Now the collective has set its sight on the purveyors of hate the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) after it announced members would picket Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.  Anonymous has been targeting WBC for a few months now, but the total lack of humanity in picketing a site where 20 children and 6 adults were gunned down like animals was too much, so they hacked the WBC website. They then allegedly posted personal  information about church members on USArmyWTFMoments,com (yes, it exists), although the information is no longer there. One can only assume website was threatened with a lawsuit.

According to The Inquisitr:

Anonymous has been after the Westboro Baptist Church for several months now, hacking their websites repeatedly. Recently, they accused the church of creating a fake letter from the hacking group in order to trick other hackers into attacking the website. Anonymous warned their supporters the church planned to harvest internet addresses and sue people. Suing people is apparently the primary activity of the Westboro Baptist Church when they aren’t screaming hate at funerals.

Of course, Westboro denied the charges and taunted Anonymous as incompetent hackers. They claimed their website was protected by God. Big mistake. A few days later, while a Westboro spokeswoman was boasting about how the church foiled Anonymous on a radio talk show, an Anonymous spokesman called in and hacked the church’s website in real time on the air.

After posting the commentary, The Inquisitr was apparently contacted by someone from Anonymous which said:

“Just hacked Westboro’s site. Freedom of speech is one thing. But freedom to hate is another. A domain such as “ should not exist despite rumblings of members picketing Sandy Hook. Those families have enough anguish to deal with.”

Whether you agree or not with what Anonymous is doing in this particular case(evil fighting evil), or whether you believe that WBC has the right to do what they do (freedom of speech) as hateful as it might be, is inconsequential. We eventually get what we deserve, good or bad, it's called karma.

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