Establishing Digital Trust: Don't Sacrifice Security for Convenience
Members of KnightSec recently launched #OpRollRedRoll, compromising a Web site for the Steubenville High School football team and defacing it with a video statement regarding a rape that allegedly took place in August of this year.
"The brutal assault was the subject of a New York Times profile, which described how local superstar high school football players Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond are charged with the rape and kidnap of [a] girl in Steubenville, Ohio," RT reports. "But most accounts claim that the two were not the only ones involved. 'The town of Steubenville has been good at keeping this quiet and their star football team protected,' reads the statement from the Anonymous-affiliated group, which refers to itself as KnightSec."
"While two male teenagers -- 16-year-old Trent Mays and 16-year-old Ma’lik Richmond -- have been placed on house arrest until a February trial in the case, the ... speaker on the video claimed that 'everyone present [at the party] was guilty,' in the alleged rape of the underaged girl," writes Yahoo! Sports' Cameron Smith.
"In the video, a person wearing a Guy Fawkes mask said that the names, Social Security numbers, addresses, names of relatives and phone numbers of people connected to the case were being compiled and would be made public if an apology from those involved did not come before Jan. 1," writes The New York Times' Juliet Macur. "'This is a warning shot to the school faculty, the parents of those involved and those involved especially,' the person said in a computerized voice."