The Hacker News reports that Anonymous hacktivists have initiated an operation called #OpMasonChip, its main targets being companies that “implant chips in kids.”
“We are fighting against putting RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chips inside children by masons. They have a plan to put chips in all of us and those who don't want it won't be able to buy and sell,” one of the participants in OpMasonChip
has already been attacked and others, such as mychip.org
have been placed on a list of targets.
While it’s true that these organizations are run by the somewhat controversial Freemason community, they fact that their websites contain the word “chip” doesn’t actually have anything to do with the RDIF chips the hackers mentioned.
A message posted in the “about” section of the Masonichip reads, “There is no ‘chip’ in Masonichip as it stands for Masonic Child Identification Program and includes Abduction Awareness and ‘Safe Kids’ Education benefits to all children and parents attend events and participate.”
So unless the hackers are aware of something no one else is, which we doubt, they rushed to conclude that the word “chip” actually means that these organizations are planting RDIF chips into children.
It is true that these organizations provide so-called ID kits for children, but the kits contain instructions on how to keep children safe, along with the young one’s fingerprints, his/her picture and other details.
Some controversy was caused by the fact that some of these child identification programs started collecting DNA samples
, but that’s far from the implantation of RDIF chips to track children.
The conclusion is that while some Anonymous operations are cleverly planned and executed, others are not so much. On the other hand, if the hacktivists have solid evidence to demonstrate the fact that chips are being implanted, we ask them kindly to bring it forth.