2011-05-09 AnonOps splinter group speaks out

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Date: 2011-05-09
Link: http://www.thinq.co.uk/2011/5/9/exclusive-anonops-splinter-group-speaks-out/
Author: James Nixon (writingscat)
Source: thinq_ (articlescat)
Topics: internet/Anonymous Distributed Denial of Service
Categories: internet/Anonymous Distributed Denial of Service


Exclusive: AnonOps splinter group speaks out

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'Ryan', a former member of network staff on AnonOps.net and AnonOps.ru, says that he and and a number of other disgruntled members seized control of the sites because they believed AnonOps had become too centralised.

They accuse a small elite within the organisation of "behind-the-scenes string-pulling", abusing their power by setting themselves up in a leadership role.

The group condemns 'Owen', a key figure in this leadership cabal, as being "incredibly incompetent", stating that had been "abusing the fact that people use his platform".

Owen and others, the group said, had "crossed the barrier, involving themselves in a leadership role," adding: "That's not how things were set up."

Debunking as "bullshit" the idea that AnonOps was a democratic, leaderless organisation, the group talked of a "cult of personality", telling thinq_ that a self-appointed leadership of ten users called the shots from a dedicated IRC channel.

Labeling something as "bullshit" is not "debunking".

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“A self-styled Anonymous "splinter group" that has seized control of two sites used by the 'hacktivist' collective to organise Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and other operations have revealed their intentions in an exclusive interview with thinq_.”

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