How to Stay and Keep Yourself Anonymous… Be SMART…
Anonymity isn’t just using TOR or a VPN and choosing a nickname-it means literally having no name, no identity. This means you DO NOT deface websites mentioning your nickname (or that of your team, I’m looking at YOU, CharrieWong), or in any way associate the name you are using with yourself (watch your identities).
You should credit Anonymous (or give no credit) for your actions, as soon as a name is attached to you, a single slip-up is enough to get you caught. Once the Feds know there’s a group, any form of infiltration (IE having an informant) in your group will be devastating. All of your work, data, rooted boxes, infrastructure, and scraps of personal data will be going directly to the feds. This brings us to some critical suggestions that we pulled together after perusing the criminal Complaints from the alleged LulzSec / Internet Feds / Anonymous arrests.
Please read, reflect and remember them next time you feel the keen need to share a personal detail from your life with your new bff in IRC.
CONVERSATIONS WITH OTHER PEOPLE - NEVER…
**Quick note from observing Sabu: if someone disappears without prior notice for an extended period of time, and then upon coming back tries to gain access to several more groups, and attempts to build a trust-based relationship with you, said person *might* be an informant.
- mention any political affiliations directly (don’t say I’m a registered Independent, just talk about your political views)
- mention any arrests (of you, or people you know) (WE LOVE YOU JEREMY HAMMOND!)
- mention any forms of IRL activism that you have participated in
- tell people what you are doing at any given time, or give out specific schedule information (IE, I’m always out of the house between 5 and 7 pm)
- mention your age, any previous work (citing your abilities is okay if you don’t provide much proof), height, ethnicity, or medical conditions
- mention where you are, if you happen to be on vacation
- inform people outside of your trusted group of any changes in IRC nicknames
- mention the manufacturer of your computer (or NIC, more specifically) without changing the MAC address! (WE LOVE YOU JEREMY HAMMOND!)
ADVICE FOR WOULD-BE HACKERS:
- don’t attack any organisations you are in any way affiliated with (don’t DDOS your school, dumbshit! Again, looking at you CharrieWong)
- don’t dump any information to a server that you didn’t witness the pwnage of. (Stratfor’s data was copied over to an FBI server)
- ALWAYS use TOR/a VPN while haxing! An easy way to run pretty much anything through TOR on linux is by using proxychains or torify (‘cept nmap!)
- NEVER listen for reverse shells on your own box (derp)
- NEVER connect to anything even remotely related to your target using any IP addresses that are affiliated with you or a small group of peopleYou can read the full criminal complaints from the alleged LulzSec / Internet Feds / Anonymous arrests HERE
Anonymous: Take down your government!
The Press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of the government and inform the people. Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government. And paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people. ~Hugo L. Black
STOP CENSORSHIP BY GETTING INVOLVED
- U.S. anti-ACTA White House Petition: sign it
- Canada - Take 1 minute to send a letter contesting Bill C-11: here
- Ireland - anti-SOPAIreland Petition: sign it
- Global anti-ACTA Petition: sign it
Attend a local Protest -
- Netherlands (Amsterdam)
- Czech Republic (Prague)
- England (London)
- Sweden (Stockholm)
- Sweden (Helsingborg)
- Sweden (Goteborg)
- Poland (Gdansk)
- Portugal (online)
- Malta (Valletta)
- Slovenia (Ljubljana)
- Know of other protests? Tweet us and let us know!
Contact Elected Representatives (special focus on European Parliament) - Contacting your Elected Representatives is the most useful thing you can do right now, and until the final vote in the European Parliament.
CALL Members of European Parliament Committees:
- INTA Committee: call/write
- LIBE Committee: call/write
- JURI Committee: call/write
- ITRE Committee: call/write
- DEVE Committee: call/write
Raise Awareness - Use whatever resources you have to spread the word about ACTA and similar bills:
- mailing lists
- personal blog
For additional information on how to Act Against ACTA, see this helpful compilation
The quintessential revolution is that of the spirit, born of an intellectual conviction of the need for change in those mental attitudes and values which shape the course of a nation’s development. A revolution which aims merely at changing official policies and institutions with a view to an improvement in material conditions has little chance of genuine success. Without a revolution in spirit, the forces which had produced inequities of the old order would continue to be operative, posing a constant threat to the process of reform and regeneration. It is not enough merely to call for freedom, democracy and human rights. There has to be a united determination to persevere in the struggle, to make sacrifices in the name of enduring truths, to resist the corrupting influences of desire, ill will, ignorance, and fear. ~ Aung San Suu Kyi
The nature of the encroachment upon American constitution is such, as to grow every day more and more encroaching. Like a cancer; it eats faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependents and expectants, until virtue, integrity, public spirit, simplicity and frugality become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, foppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality swallow up the whole of society. ~ John Adams
Greetings, Citizens of the World,
The internet is in danger of an oppressive new law that will allow the Federal Government of the United States to shut down, arrest, fine and prosecute any website and it’s operator(s) at the behest of corporations who can and do stand to profit from weaponized censorship. The goal of the so-called ‘Stop Online Piracy Act’ SOPA is to empower litigious U.S. corporations to police the internet, with the ability to act as judge, jury and executioner. SOPA tramples civil rights laws, fair use, freedom of press and freedom of speech. Under SOPA an average person could be arrested, fined, sued and spend time in a federal prison for so little as uploading a video to YouTube or even linking to one. This law further proves the reality of corporate rule and totalitarianism.
Recently the vote on SOPA was delayed until early 2012 due to dissenting influence and the backlash of the immense number of core internet services that this bill targets. In a democracy this should be enough to defeat the bill, however, in the U.S. it only means that the vote will get delayed until the media loses interest and the backing corporate lobbyists have enough time to “influence” [read: bribe] the vote to their favour. However, it has been clandestinely moved forward in an attempt to fast track the law under the radar of a culture drunk on materialistic obsession — as such The House Judiciary Committee is reconvening on the 21st of December. In short, we were lied to.
While it was the intent to give people little time to react, our reaction will not be little. This oligarchy rules without democracy, consent or support; it fears us, it fears protesters, it fears the solidarity of the Occupy Movement, it fears the 99%, it fears YOU. The Federal Government currently perches on the narrow brink of collapse, lets give it a nice hard push. We simply do not need or want the future they’re trying to sell us. No government can exist that we, the people, refuse to support. It’s time to revoke that consent. It’s time to spread the message of dissent everywhere. Show those who have, and continue to, grant themselves nearly unlimited power how great the force is that rises up en masse to oppose their tyranny.
We are Anonymous.
We are legion.
We are everyone.
We are everywhere.
We are you.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
This is our world, and we’re taking it back.
Anons, Dissidents, Hacktivists, Activists, Subversives, Occupiers, Culture Jammers and the 99%: We all have a reason and the power to fight this. Starting Dec. 19th, lets replace the face of the internet with a clear message about how we feel about censorship.
OpBlackOut front page kit: https://bit.ly/ubJLO7
Replace the front page of every website we can with a simple, clear protest page. Encourage friends, businesses, organizations, social media to take a stand along side us in the same way. Use/distribute the OpBlackOut material we’ve provided for this purpose, or make your own (but please try to be concise and indict SOPA specifically so the message is clear, unanimous and omnipresent). Get this image and message everywhere online. Plant the seeds of dissent where ever they can grow.
Bring OpBlackOut in to physical space; let us reach out to the malcontent, disenfranchised wage slaves of America. Inform them. Unite them. Show them that they are not alone in their contempt and absolute distrust of the U.S. Government. Show them how many people just like them feel the same way. Take over signs and billboards, tag, stencil, chalk, sticker, flier, protest, etc. — fill public space with our message, image and presence. Coordinate information with Occupiers. Publicly post. Get people talking. Put the truth not only where it can be seen, but where it cannot be avoided. This is something everyone can do. We are legion, this is our voice, people are listening, we will be heard.
Join us on IRC: irc.anonops.li:6667 (or 6697 for SSL) #OpBlackOut