NSA Declares 'Anonymous' a Threat to National Security

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Guy Fawkes mask, logo for Anonymous and seen at protests around the world. (From Anroir on Flickr/flickr)

In Anonymous's move away from denial of service attacks and toward real-world interactions — such as recent threats against the Los Zetas Cartel — the hacktivists have attracted the attention of the National Security Agency. In private meetings at the White House, NSA director General Keith Alexander warned that in a year or two the group could attack the energy grid and shut off power for millions. 

Siobhan Gorman is an intelligence correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.


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Comments [3]

Anonsauce from Everywhere

Paul from Boston,
Anonymous fights for the people for our rights that are being stripped away from us. Americans now can be detained without trial...indefinately. Is that constitutional? Look up the message Anonymous attempts to deliver to the people, then form your opinions.

Feb. 21 2012 11:16 AM

Long live Anonymous!

Feb. 21 2012 10:04 AM
Paul from Boston, MA

It'll be interesting to see what the NSA and other intelligence organizations will be able to do about Anonymous, but it's a good development that they seem ready to try.

It's taken too long to recognize that these cyber-bullies could pose a real threat.

Feb. 21 2012 07:15 AM

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