The Washington Post recently published Anonymous hacks terror website in retaliation for Charlie Hebdo attack.
It’s a fascinating read on so many levels.
The cyberattack wasn’t on a nuclear station, a power grid, a military base, an operations center, an intelligence command depot.
The cyberattack was on an idea, a belief, a way of doing things.
I remember an IRA member talking about an extremist attack on the London subway system. He said, “Those people are f?cking nuts. They’re not doing this right. We’re getting out of the terrorist business.”
And when was the last time you heard about an IRA attack? They may still be happening, we’re just not hearing about them.
And I’m not condoning the cyberattack, only recognizing it as a new level of warfare and a new type of warfare, a Censorship warfare. Or maybe not censorship as in “I won’t let you get your message out”, more like “I don’t care what you say, just don’t act on what you say…at least not in a way that’s going to hurt people.”
I don’t know where to place this, really.