Anonymous wants transparency, but hides behind name

February 21, 2012
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire, Incidents
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Its reach is global: This month alone, the Anonymous movement has claimed to have hacked into the websites of a U.S. security company and the Polish government and has broadcast a private conference call between the FBI and Scotland Yard.

Now, the group has turned its sights on Canada’s Public Safety Minister Vic Toews. Anonymous took to YouTube, calling on Mr. Toews to scrap the federal government’s Internet surveillance bill. The group also demanded he resign.

“You claim this bill is to protect children from Internet predators,” the Anonymous video states. “All this legislation does is give your corrupted government more power to control its citizens.”

The speaker in the video purports to “know all about” Mr. Toews and said Anonymous would release personal information about him if the bill isn’t scrapped. The original video has been removed from YouTube.

via The Globe and Mail, continued here.