Stopping SOPA: Anonymous Talks Motives, Aims and Hurting Sony
Turning back to where you said that some media sources will always present you as terrorists. Surely you are only proving them right by damaging innocents, and professing that you so want to cause terror among some individuals.
How about I leave it at this? We simply want them to realize, if they infringe on rights, they should expect us. That is what we are meaning.
OK, so fast forward a few months: SOPA is passed, despite your best efforts, and Sony is still supporting them. Then what?
Can’t say, a lot can change in a few months, but Anonymous wouldn’t give up. We have ways around it. We would organize, public opinion grows stronger with us than ever before, and they are forced to repeal or who knows… Again we don’t plan months ahead.
Fair enough. How about if Sony stops supporting SOPA, but it is still passed? Will you blame them for their original role in the matter?
We want Sony to actively oppose it.
If I was a decision maker involved in passing or refusing SOPA, I’d have seen that a huge company like Sony was supporting it, and then suddenly retracted support and went against it. I’d then look into why, and see that they did it simply for fear of losing profit due to online attacks. In that case, I’d likely ignore their change of stance as just a response to the hacks, and know that they’re really pro-SOPA.
The government lives to serve corporations. If enough go against, they won’t do it.
But it’ll be clear to the government that they’re not actually against it, they’re just publicly against it.
If we do it once, we can and would do it again, they have to honest to god fight against it, with their resources and everything. You’d be amazed by how much something like this could cost Sony, and what they would do. Either that or not be able to ship anymore goods/give them out for free.
When will this plan to takeover Sony.com be enacted?
If I’m not mistaken, once all other preparations have been completed and team Iota has caused enough chaos, it shall begin. The actual hack will be on January 23rd. The plan is to hack into their sites all the time leading up to the 23rd.
Then team gamma’s info (the dox team) and team beta’s formatting, along with team alpha’s links to download everything, and team epsilon’s work on the store so everything is free will be put into place. Along with an Anonymous press release.
And then, how long will the attacks last?
Good question. Probably at least a day. But not more than a few days I’d say, Sony will want to recapture it ASAP, and they may just pull the plug on the server.
Couldn’t they just do that straight away?
Except doing that means they can’t take it back, it means we’re better than them.
Is this all conjecture though? Have you (Anonymous that is) already discovered holes and exploits on their sites?
I’m sure we have. Have no doubt, we found holes in CIA’s website, we can find one’s in Sony’s
But comments like those are exactly why many watch you with fearful eyes. Can anyone feel safe?
Yes. Unless you do something stupid, or evil, we won’t trouble you.
If you found out that pro-SOPA groups were successfully using your attacks to show the ‘dangers of the web,’ that every time Anonymous hurt Sony, their agenda gained public and political support – would you stop?
If that was the case we would convince the public that is not the case, and we would think of a new plan, Sony would probably be left alone. And larger fish would be fried.
But isn’t there a worry that that could already be happening?
Yes, but again this plan is not perfect, and we shall see exactly what happens.
Isn’t that a risky attitude? There’s a reason the political process moves so slowly.
Risky, but necessary.
If it backfires and does make things worse, would you feel guilty?
No, because we tried something, unlike others.
Well I’ve gone through the normal legal process of voicing my distaste to politicians.
And are they listening?
No way to know just yet, the process is still on-going. Are they listening to Anonymous’ attacks?
Either way, Sony should have expected us.
But surely Sony isn’t the focus of the attack, stopping SOPA is.
But through Sony we can get to SOPA, also Nintendo is starting to hum a different tune at the same time as Sony. They already took of their name, but they haven’t officially gone against it, or withdrawn support.
So Nintendo might be ‘pushed’ to do that?
Nintendo is afraid and is in turn starting to slowly withdraw support.
‘Zerit’ then ended with “a message from Anonymous to Sony”:
You should have expected this,
You should have known better,
We will not forgive your attempts at censorship,
We will not forget your support of SOPA
You should have expected us to strike.
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