"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
I said yes. They are a weak group of people that could be menacing.
When they threaten to take down social network sites(<- whatever) it should tip a person off that these guys are youngsters. They slowly moved towards economical targets.
It is all fun and games until they hack into something important, for example like the electrical grid. If they figure out how to botch up that for a few days it could cause adverse effects. This could be the elderly loosing vital life support machines or even disabling it long enough to cause pipes to burst after freezing in colder regions. When they could potentially go as far as jeopardizing peoples life and ruining personal property, yes they did it to themselves to have a terrorist label, even if it isn't official.
Are they as dangerous as worldwide terrorist groups such as Al Quada, no I wouldn't go that far. They do however use the same types of threats as Al Quada, like financial targets. When they do get caught I hope they aren't on U.S. soil and the U.S. catches them, then we can toss them in with the rest of their friends at Guantanamo Bay.
Last edited by barbarian_style; 02-29-12 at 11:40 AM.
Latest word is that INTERPOL just arrested a bunch of the 'Anonymous' hackers in "Operation Un-Mask"...details to follow.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville