Saturday, June 18, 2011

The best things come in threes.

Like Neapolitan ice cream: Strawberry, Vanilla, and Chocolate. A timeless combination.

Or, like the American crusade against moral ideals rather than tangible enemies.
The War on Drugs
The War on Terrorism
And now, coming to a town near you, the War on Hackers.

Take a look at this map that Al-Jazeera put together illustrating the details of recent cyber-attacks against American corporations and government institutions.

Ranging from playful assaults designed to embarrass more than harm, to the more malicious infractions of invasion of private government servers, it would certainly appear that the underground hacking community is getting more work done, and stepping deeper into the spotlight, than any time since the days of Kevin Mitnick.

So, what will be the response of the establishment? As stated in the article above, with several exceptions most of these attacks are originating from the United States. How lightly will the government deal the card of declaring war against it's own citizens? Many argue that malicious hacking is not the proper method of garnering attention in the right circles if you're jockeying for change, but our vaunted right to assembly doesn't appear to be doing much these days. At least we know the hackers have garnered the attention and raised the ire of the decision makers on Capitol Hill.

There is no doubt in my mind that the government will start a quick and efficient campaign to cripple these hackers' attempts at raising a little hell. The only question is, when the axe finally does fall, will the people back the establishment? Or the revolution?

Only time will tell.

Have a great weekend, freaks.

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