Establishing Digital Trust: Don't Sacrifice Security for Convenience
A recent public letter from Anonymous [PDF file] claims that the hacker group created a "targeted password protected firewall" called The Great Oz, which it launched at 8pm EST on November 6th in order to prevent Karl Rove from stealing the presidential election.
"We placed this code on more than one of the digital tunnels and their destinations that Karl's not so smart worker bees planned to use on election night," the letter states. "We noticed that these tunnels were strategically placed to allow for tunnel rats to race to the server sewers from three different states. ... We watched as Karl's weak corrupters repeatedly tried to penetrate The Great Oz. These children of his were at a loss -- how many times and how many passwords did they try -- exactly 105."
The letter also claims responsibility for the failure of the GOP's ORCA get-out-the-vote application on election day, and warns Rove that any future attemps to "sail again" will result in evidence being forwarded to WikiLeaks.
"While there is no evidence of Karl Rove rigging the presidential election, the hacker group has claimed responsibility for and pulled off impressive feats, like hacking into highly secure military, government, and corporate networks," writes The Inquisitr's Melissa Stusinski. "Until evidence can be shown to substantiate Anonymous’ claim, however, we can only speculate."