Anonymous set to destroy Fox News
An attack on Fox News from the hacker group Anonymous has been a longtime coming. Now the collective says that an infiltration on the website for the Fair and Balanced news network will occur next month with Operation Fox Hunt slated for November 5.
An operative with the hacktivist group Anonymous narrates a video
posted to the Web on October 22 that announces that an all-out attack on
the Fox News website will come next month as retaliation for the
network’s unjust attack on protesters with the Occupy Wall Street
“Since they will not stop ridiculing the occupiers, we will simply shut them down,” says the digitzed voice in the recent YouTube clip. “Fox News, your time has come . . . Operation Fox Hunt. November 5th. May the hunt begin,” the narrator adds.
November 5 has already been designated by members of the growing Occupy Wall
street movement as a practical holiday, with “Operation Cashback”
expected to occur then across the world. Under that initiative,
demonstrators are asked to close bank accounts across the globe and move
money out of large banks and into smaller, local credit unions.
Protesters aligned with the Occupy movement have already staged small
cashback-style closures in branches across the United States, with an
attempt at closing accounts at a Lower Manhattan Citibank earlier this
month resulting in the arrest of several occupies.
When Fox News first began coverage of Occupy Wall Street — inarguably a bit too late —their coverage was light-hearted and laughable. Fox host Megyn Kelly
called a young female protester’s response to being pepper-sprayed by an
unprovoked NYPD officer an “overreaction,” and as recently as October 25, an article on FoxNews.com describes the movement, now in its second month, as being engaged by “a ‘red army’ of radicals seeking no less than to provoke a new,
definitive economic crisis, with their goal being the full collapse of
the U.S. financial system, with the ensuing chaos to be rebuilt into a
utopian socialist vision.”
Fox host Geraldo Rivera attempted
to report live from Zuccotti Square in Lower Manhattan weeks into the
protests, only to be met with jeers of “Fox News Lies” and subsequently
chased out of the square by demonstrators.
“They openly mocked protesters here as dirty hippies, uneducated fools and drug
addicts and potential criminals – and they don’t know what they’re
talking about, frankly,” protester Chris Cobb told RT last month.
Now, says Anonymous, it is there turn for the games. On November 5, Operation Fox Hunt will aim to “destroy the Fox News website.”
In the past, hackers aligned with the Anonymous collective have
successfully infiltrated the servers and websites of SONY and San
Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) System. Even last week, an
attack on the website of the Boston Police Department has been credited
to Anonymous in retaliation of the local PD’s assault on Occupy Boston
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