“Remember, remember, the 5th of November The Gunpowder Treason and plot; I know of no reason why Gunpowder Treason Should ever be forgot.”
In a previous post written by ReaperSec, it was explained about an account on Twitter called @FawkesSecurity that made some very serious threats in regards to November 5th. Luckily, these threats were never carried out. Even though there was no catastrophic explosion, I am sure that law enforcement is continuing to look into those behind that particular account.
The 5th of November, or “Guy Fawkes Day,” was an important day to everyone who calls their self a part of the “Anonymous” collective of activists, hacktivists, etc. As many know by now, the Guy Fawkes mask from V for Vendetta has become synonymous with the group Anonymous. It gives a face to the faceless, supposedly.
What’s even more intriguing is that Anonymous models itself after a failure. The Gunpowder Plot, which Guy Fawkes played an intricate role in, was gigantic failure. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/civil_war_revolution/gunpowder_robinson_01.shtml Playing into that, Guy Fawkes was captured on November 5, 1605. http://www.britannia.com/history/g-fawkes.html He was then executed on January 31, 1606.
So an entire collective of people have taken the effigy of failure and a captured criminal and modeled it to their own. How fitting, considering that the greater majority of Anonymous are quickly being hauled off by LEA’s all around the world for breaking laws that they shouldn’t be breaking. Even yesterday, November 5, 2012, laws were broken, supposedly by Anonymous. Paypal and Symantec were reportedly hacked by the “Anonymous Collective.”
As we see in the above article, Anonymous wasn’t responsible for the Symantec hack, but they were quick to jump claim for it. As @doxbin corrected ZD Net, another group called HTP, or Hack The Planet, was responsible for the Symantec hack. In a later update, it wasn’t even Paypal that was the target. It was a different company all together. Low and behold, though, Anonymous will take credit for something that they didn’t do, just so that they can attempt to stay relevant.
With all the build up, you would think that the “Legion” of “OVER9000″ would have something more spectacular planned and carried out. Alas, much like their martyred effigy, all that happened on November 5, 2012 was more failure. For the hacks that happened that Anonymous was responsible for, expect the secondary failure to happen in time: The arrests of those tied to the hacks.
There is a difference between those in Anonymous and the ones in other groups who are not affiliated with the collective, and that difference is the fact that many Anons are not skilled enough to stay safe. In this world of “hacktivism” a group of skiddies will do what they can just to make a name for themselves. Anonymous isn’t about hacktivism, or activism, or moral faggotry. No, Anonymous is about making a name for themselves. Nothing more.
In that, they will fall to the same fate that their idol fell to: incarceration.
When you fight for something and nothing changes, find a different way to fight.
Late Monday afternoon, the twitter account FawkesSecurity sent out a tweet, linking to a YouTube video along with a pastebin link. An individual wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, the widely known trademark of the activist group Anonymous sits on the screen. In this video the individual makes the claim that 200 kilograms of a composite nitroglycerin and commercial explosives have been placed in a tamper proof apparatus and hidden within a government building somewhere inside the United States, and would detonate remotely on November 5th.
Now there are several things that stuck out about the pastebin that lead me to believe this is a hoax or some other sort of sick prank.
- 200 kilograms of composite nitroglycerin
- commercial explosives
- detonate remotely via transmission control protocol
- severe consiquences
- military grade
Just an FYI, in the US we don’t commonly use the Metric system. Without getting all technical, you got somewhere around 441 pounds of nitroglycerin, which by its self is unstable, and commercial explosives into the US through customs? You have this ‘device’ that would have to be about the size of a refrigerator or drink machine, connected to the Internet? You couldn’t use something like a cellphone cause the battery would die maintaining a data connection that long, so you would have to have it plugged into a LAN or WiFi, inside a government building… wait a minute. Haven’t I seen this movie before? This sounds vaguely like the movies Sum of All Fears, and Die Hard with a Vengeance. Oh and by the way, you spelled consequences wrong.
Yeah, you get the point. Kid, you’ve been watching too many movies.
Hoax or not, you’ve made a threat, a bomb threat against the United States Government. Not something they generally find funny. But you need not worry about us, here at ReaperSec, or those behind the Jester mask. Nope, neither will have anything to do with you being arrested. Like the recent demise of Barrett Brown, this you have done all by yourself. The FBI and/or Interpol will be picking you up soon enough, for a nice extended stay at one of their many luxurious facilities.
So as a once good friend said, tick tock.
The bet is no trolling for one week. Starting Monday 10/8 at 12:00 noon EDT.
- He must be civil to everyone for one week
- He can not troll anyone, even from a sock account
Should he fail, he must perform the ShadowDXS Truffle Shuffle, live on Tinychat, shirtless with in full ICP makeup.
He is fair game. So… Internet, let see what you’ve got.
*** UPDATE (10/15/2012)
ShadowDXS has won the bet. He actually went a whole seven days without trolling a single person. Congrats Shadow!
Just getting my ducks in a row for… well you know. But don’t worry, I won’t say anything.. yet.
Let me start by saying, Mrs. Craven- If in fact you are a real person then I’m extremely sorry th3j35t3r has drug you into this mess he himself created. Not only did he have no right to, but he should be ashamed of himself for doing so.
Now thats out of the way, on to th3j35t3r.
I won’t bore you with details, we’ve already explained why we no longer support th3j35t3r and why we’ve chosen to tell the truth about the silly games he plays. If you wish to know the story, I welcome you to continue reading our previous posts.
First off, and I will make it bold so its easy for you read, jester. ReaperSec did not hack your email account or any other account, nor did Asherah. We’ve even pointed out the person responsible and yet you continue to blame us. For those that don’t know, his twitter account is @ihazwyze. No, we don’t know who it is, no its not another member of ReaperSec. I will however tell you, the nick ‘wise’ was registered on Jul 08 19:16:47 2012, the email address he provided was th3j35t3r’s own email address, and he was using a proxy based out of the UK. Partial IP address of 83.170.x.x
th3j35t3r- You operate on lies, this time those lies have bit you in the ass. You’ve allowed your quest to expand your ego to write a check your ass can’t cash. To be honest, this time you would have looked somewhat credible had you just owned up to it, and admit to your fans that you screwed up. After all you’re only human, right? Instead you chose smoke and mirrors. When that failed and no one bought into your BS you decided to blame ReaperSec. You do, however make a great politician. It must have been a huge blow to you, to lose all those followers on twitter, seeing how thats the only place you exist.
After all the lies you’ve told and those I’ve been witness to, I’m sorry to say that I even question your military service. Prove it, but not to me, to your fans. Those whom without you wouldn’t even exist. At this point I believe they deserve to know at the very least that you are who you claim to be, a military veteran. And I don’t mean having your usuals speak for you. You do it, from your twitter account and your blog.
All this, your blog posts, tweets etc, is just another failed attempt to save face with your fans. Heaven forbid they realize the truth about you. That you are nothing more than a fraud who gets his kicks off by taking credit for other peoples work. After all the crap you said about Gregory D. Evans, turns out your just like him.
Not sure what his next claim to fame will be, but he’ll steal credit for something. Will update when it happens, again.
- July 4, 2012 – Rebrands BeEF calling it Project Looking Glass
- July 8, 2012 – (Pointed out by @knthrak @RenegadeNet) Stole corporate logo of Looking Glass Foundation for Eating Disorders and used it as his own for Project Looking Glass (BeEF)
- August 15, 2012 – Lied about ordering a pizza (Dominos) and having it delivered to Julian Assange at the Ecuador Embassy. Pizza delivery guy did not say who the pizza was ordered for and by whom. (Tweet:Video)
- September 8, 2012 – Makes an attempt at another XSS false media story injection. (Original Tweet:Injection) *Note- Original tweet was deleted (imgur) Also important, this is his 4th attempt to spark media attention using this trick.
- -Pending- Takes credit for AnonymousOwn3r being arrested
- -Pending- Takes credit for Barrett Brown being raided (video)
- October 2, 2012 – Took credit for the downing of thepiratebay.se & pedophile.se, several hours later redacted the statement claiming he was only trolling and deleted his tweets. (tweet 1 | tweet 2)