– Anonymous NYSE Hack Compromised, Group Says [Video] (Long Island Press, Oct. 7, 2011):
The hackers that claimed to be part of Anonymous are now saying that their plan to shut down the New York Stock Exchange Monday has been compromised.
TheAnonMessage had posted a video four days ago stating that the group was supporting the Occupy Wall Street protests by taking the NYSE down. Now, a message under the video reads:
BREAKING EMERGENCY UPDATE: Warning: The Operation #invadewallstreet HAS BEEN COMPROMISED. Do not participate. People may still hack NYSE. They will do it at their own risk.
This was after a tweet from AnonyOps said, “WARNING: To ALL people! DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN #invadewallstreet AGENT named hypotenuse has infiltrated AnonOps IRC.”
In the originally video, the narrator said “We can no longer stay silent as the population is being exploited and forced to make sacrifices in the name of profit. We will show the world that we are true to our word. On October 10, NYSE shall be erased from the Internet…expect a day that will never, ever, be forgotten.”
A flier then began to circulate that gave instructions on how to download a program in order to participate in the attack.
Since the beginning, however, many have wondered if the hackers were even members of Anonymous. Other members also claiming to be Anonymous posted a statement warning people that the plan was fake and planted by law enforcement to undermine the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Anonnews.org posted that it was almost impossible to verify Operation #invadewallstreet because the group is “free of hierarchial structure.”
Operation Invade Wall Street – A Message to the People
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