Moving on from mindless DDoS attacks and random hacks that benefited no one, Anonymous is finally getting Syrias. Earlier today, the chaotic neutral hacking collective defaced the Syrian Ministry of Defense website and posted this message on its front page.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with current events in Syria, the Syrian government is trying to stay in power despite the fact that its citizens are demanding democratic change. This has resulted in deadly clashes between demonstrators and government military forces.
To the Syrian people: The world stands with you against the brutal regime of Bashar Al-Assad. Know that time and history are on your side – tyrants use violence because they have nothing else, and the more violent they are, the more fragile they become. We salute your determination to be non-violent in the face of the regime’s brutality, and admire your willingness to pursue justice, not mere revenge. All tyrants will fall, and thanks to your bravery Bashar Al-Assad is next.
To the Syrian military: You are responsible for protecting the Syrian people, and anyone who orders you to kill women, children, and the elderly deserves to be tried for treason. No outside enemy could do as much damage to Syria as Bashar Al-Assad has done. Defend your country – rise up against the regime! – Anonymous
This has to be the most useful thing Anonymous has done in a long time. Here’s to hoping they keep it up.Read More