Welcome to the world of online sabotage

Hackers have been portrayed by most in the MSM, as leakers of vitally important information in the public interest. Hackers like to portray themselves as truth seekers and vigilant activists acting in the Public interest against faceless government or capitalist institutions.

What they are, are hostage takers, blackmailers and bullies.

There is nothing noble or righteous about their criminal actions as they are saboteurs who revel in their ability to threaten, damage and destroy others.

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In America, Sony and their employees have been held hostage by Hackers as much as if they had been physically put in a hostage situation. Lives may not be under threat but livelihoods certainly are. Cyber attacks and the threat of them are a blunt force weapon that has a huge impact when the information stolen is then used by unscrupulous MSM to make money.

Take the MSM out of the equation and you remove the Hackers’ most potent weapon. The MSM give the Hackers legitimacy and power.The MSM are currently the biggest part of the problem. We saw how the Australian Media supported the Police by refusing to give the Hostage taker the legitimacy and attention he demanded in the recent attack in Sydney. It was heart warming to see the Media being part of the solution instead of part of the problem.    

Sony Pictures has reassured its staff that a massive cyber attack will not destroy the Hollywood studio, a day after hackers promised a big “Christmas gift,” reports said.

Staff were called together in Los Angeles to hear how the company is responding to the ongoing hacking attack, which has produced a string of damaging and highly embarrassing leaks.

This will not take us down,” Sony Pictures chief Michael Lynton told staff, according to industry journal Variety, adding: “You should not be worried about the future of this studio.”

The meeting was also addressed by the company’s co-chairwoman, Amy Pascal, who apologized again for some of her leaked email comments, according to entertainment industry news website Deadline Hollywood.

In those emails Pascal notably made racially insensitive remarks about President Barack Obama. She had already apologised publicly.

Why should she have to apologise? If she chose to insult him to his face then an apology is required. She didn’t. It was a private conversation and the only people in the wrong are firstly the hacker/s who hacked it and secondly the Media that published it.

…Monday’s meeting came after the so-called Guardians of Peace (GOP) hacking group promised: “We are preparing for you a Christmas gift.

“The gift will be larger quantities of data. And it will be more interesting. The gift will surely give you much more pleasure and put Sony Pictures into the worst state,” added the statement, posted on pastebin.com.

Nasty gloating, from hackers just like our very own Rawshark who said, ‘ “To targeted ratf***ers:…Remaining dumps (of information) are with journos. You feeling lucky, punk? To all other ratf***ers, present and future: Don’t make me come out of retirement.”

The group has demanded that Sony stop the release due on December 25 – Christmas Day – of the comedy The Interview, depicting a fictional CIA plot to kill North Korea’s leader.

 

 

– NZ Herald

 


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  • conwaycaptain

    It is that bastion of freedom and democracy behind the attacks, North Korea.

  • grumpy

    Is it just me, or does anyone find it more than coincidental, that the two things Dotcrim most hates, John Key and the Hollywood Studios, have been subjected to attack using material illegally stolen by hackers?

    • Pete

      I thought that just the other evening, and I fully expect that due to his rampant narcissism. .com will start dropping hints in his Tweets about who could it be????

      • Kevin

        He certainly would love people to think it was him.

    • Sally

      I am with you. Sony is one of the Music Studios that is suing KDC.

    • Kevin

      It’s pure coincidence IMHO.

  • Michael_l_c

    SB, generally I agree but.
    Do you remember, a couple of years ago in the USA, Anonymous exposed the way young rape victims were treated? The complaints usually involved the local football team, members of which were related to politicians, DA’s, the police.
    Anonymous also outed a pedophile/porn ring.
    Some hackers are bad, some try to do good, some do both, just like members of society.
    Yes what happened to you, Cam, WO was bad. What happened to Sony was bad.
    Yes online sabotage is bad.

    • sheppy

      But here’s the problem, where do you draw the line? If you look around at some of the twitterati for example they can’t believe that anyone could have a differing view to themselves as in their mind they are morally right. Does that mean they are allowed to break the law because they think its justified?

    • So as long as a rapists volunteers at the SPCA…. (etc)

  • grumpy

    Anyone notice something about this?

    “The gift will be larger quantities of data. And it will be more interesting. The gift will surely give you much more pleasure and put Sony Pictures into the worst state,”
    “….into the worst state” is not correct native English grammar. Sounds like something slightly Germanic………………

    • Kevin

      Sounds more Chinese to me.

  • timemagazine

    “Why should she have to apologise”? She doesn’t have to, but she is part of the politically correct left wing and for them everything is political.

  • El Diablo

    I anticipate that all this publicity for “The Interview” is going to make it a huge box office success. An example of the Streisand effect at play. I probably wouldn’t have been interested in it before, but now I definitely want to see it. SOE will come out of this just fine.

  • Champagneshane

    I’m on the phone to my broker……stocking up on Olympia shares…..

    Daily Mail. UK….22 July 2014
    Typewriter sales are booming in Germany as government departments, businesses and people go back-to-the-future to thwart spying by American spooks.

    Typewriter makers Olympia and Bandermann both report a revival in their fortunes.

    ‘We sell about 10,000 typewriters every year,’ Bandermann manager Rolf Bonnen told a German website, adding that sales last year were up a third on 2012.

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