In a blog post entitled “How to join Anonymous” the hacktivists running AnonPR teach everyone, well, how to join Anonymous.
“Wanna lose your theet, have a talking parrot, fire big ass canons and plunder a lot of booty? Then you’re in the right place lad! Here’s what you need to do in order not to be a total [expletive],” they write
“Find yourself a new name that is completely unrelated to anything you know or have usedbefore. Leave everything you did, have or know behind – especially your e-mail address and pics of your girlfriend.”
They instruct their supporters to download an IRC client and join one of the many networks, depending on what they’re looking for.
There is AnonPR for the latest news, AnonNet – where the dragons are
–, AnonOps, VoxAnon, and AnonPlus.
So far, the small “guide” has attracted the attention of hackers, activists, developers and even journalists. They all want to contribute to the movement.
Yes, for many internauts to be part of Anonymous is cool
, but before joining the hacker-activist community, there are some things you should consider.
First of all, it’s not a bad thing to try and make your voice heard, especially if you have something
to say. Protesting against things you consider to be unjust is also healthy
. We have freedom of speech and we should use this right.
However, there are other ways to make your voice heard besides hacking websites and launching DDOS attacks. Such activities are illegal and, as we recently witnessed, they will likely land you behind bars or in never-ending extradition trials
which cause grief to your family and friends.
In a recent interview
we had with a former member of the TeaMp0isoN group, he sent out a message to all those who are thinking of becoming hackers.
“Only thing I have to say to people is that the life of a blackhat is not worth the trouble and that I hope this does send a clear message out to people that you are not anonymous online, nothing is secure anymore. Be ethical and do good with your skills instead of bad, or you could meet the fate like the rest of the other big fish,” the hacker said.