Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Good For You, Whoever You Are

Congratulations to the hackers who successfully stopped the posting of al-Qaeda's annual 9/11 terror message this past week. These people are, apparently, working hard on their own time to disrupt the communications of terrorists. I love it, and I wish there were more of them. A patriotic mob of online thugs could accomplish things no Pentagon-basement cyber-warfare unit could dream of (and for that matter, things that would be criminally spooky if not illegal, were the government doing them). I hear murmurs that many of the cyber-attacks on the US are carried out by just such groups from other countries, when are we going to start firing back? I guess there's pretty safe odds we already are.

UPDATE: Rusty Shackleford of The Jawa Report whom the Hindustan Times noted as one of the likely agents of the attack on al-Qaeda's website in the above-linked story, has denied his involvement. And admitted that, even if he were involved, he would deny it then, too.

1 comment:

Elephantschild said...

Gun-toting penguin. Ha, ha. Love it.