Anonymous: Don't challenge us NATO

Some may have noticed that recently there's been a big step up in talk about cyber attacks and the digital form of terrorism. The United States and the United Kingdom have already made their stance clear that any attack or espionage through the use of the internet will be dealt with in the same manner as if it was a physical, conventional attack on the country.

NATO have recently sent out its own official opinion on the whole process of hacking, but in one particular part, the treaty organisation singled out the well known internet group called Anonymous which has been known for its digital attacks, most recently in the case of Visa and PayPal due to the WikiLeaks situation.

Anonymous have hit back today though in a mixed statement to NATO which both seemed to be strong but also aligning itself with the idea that they do not seek to harm individual countries or their way of life. You can view the Google Cached version of their announcement here.

One of the important aspects of Anonymous' statement is it questions NATO's motives over its concern for hacking groups by claiming that countries are worried about maintaining the status quo rather than the the threat to society. The hacking group however finished its statement by saying "Do not make the mistake of believing you can behead a headless snake. If you slice off one head of Hydra, ten more heads will grow in its place. If you cut down one Anon, ten more will join us purely out of anger at your trampling of dissent."

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