Members of Anonymous have announced plans for the follow-up to last year’s Million Mask March. Crowds gathered in over 450 cities worldwide for the event on the 5th of November, 2013. The date has significance in that is known all over the UK as Guy Fawkes Day or more affectionately Bon Fire Night. Guy Fawkes had planned to blow-up Parliament in the Gunpowder Plot shortly after the turn of the 17th century. Fawkes is the basis for the V for Vendetta franchise and as such the mask which has now become synonymous with the collective.
Yesterday , on July 24th of 2014, The United States Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of Virginia announced a new indictment against alleged hacktivist Lauri Love of England. In October of 2013 Love was arrested by Britain’s National Crime Agency as a result of an indictment brought against him in Newark, New Jersey. The October indictment alleged that “Lauri Love and conspirators hacked into thousands of networks, including many belonging to the United States military and other government agencies.” He is charged with one count of hacking into a US department or agency computer and a conspiracy charge for the same offence.
On March 21st, 2012 Higinio Ochoa III aka w0rmer, was arrested and charged with hacking law enforcement agency websites and posting the personal information of police officers online, as well as being accused of defacing a government website in Alabama. On June 25, 2012, Hig was forced to accept a plea agreement of 27 months in federal prison, seeing it as in the best interest of his family. Currently housed at Federal Satellite Low Elkton in Lisbon, Ohio, he is scheduled for release in August of 2014.
“But what do we mean by the American Revolution?
…The revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people”
-John Adams, 1818