Don’t confuse Operation Invade Wall St with Occupy Wall St. It’s a classic false flag op designed to confuse and derail the effectiveness of the latter.
Monday, those claiming to represent the nebulous and notorious international Internet hacktivist collective known as Anonymous began promoting Operation Invade Wall Street, a planned DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack against the New York Stock Echange set for October 10.
However, by Tuesday, many Anonymous enthusiasts began to question the authenticity and legitimacy of Operation Invade Wall Street. Tuesday, a significant source for all things Anonymous, AnonNews, linked to a statement denying the authenticity of Operation Wall Street, claiming the operation is most probably a false flag operation initiated by law enforcement officials in order to undermine Occupy Wall Street:
Citizens of the world
We are Anonymous! Recently something very disturbing has come to our attention. You must take all notices and information claiming to be ‘Anonymous’ with a grain of salt. Consider EVERYTHING.
Operation Invade Wall Street is bullshit! It is a fake planted operation by law enforcement and cyber crime agencies in order to get you to undermine the Occupy Wall Street movement. It proposes you use depreciated tools that have known flaws such as LOIC.
Anonymous would never tell you to use LOIC – Not after the arrests and failures of Operation Payback.
Anonymous wouldn’t attack NYSE on a HOLIDAY – It is debatable if Anonymous would ever even attack NYSE.
Be wary friends!
We are Anonymous
The message that Operation Invade Wall Street is inauthentic or a trap is gaining traction on Twitter as well as other web pages generally sympathetic to Anonymous. The problem with determining the veracity of such claims rests in the very nature of Anonymous.
Anonymous is not a traditional organization. It is instead a loose confederation of like minded individuals. Free of hierarchical structure, the online pool of consciousness known as Anonymous is everyone and no one – a postmodern Robin Hood, in it for the “lulz.” – the aggregate visage of a memetic virus.
The operation may or may not be legitimate, may or may not be a false flag operation initiated by authorities in order to discredit Anonymous and Occupy Wall Street.
One criticism that those suspicious of Operation Invade Wall Street lodge is that the operation encourages the use of LOIC, which many consider to be an outdated means of launching a DDoS attack, and a sure fire way to attract unwanted attention from the authorities, and potential arrest.
One thing seems certain, many of the forces behind Occupy Wall Street, including forces that identify with Anonymous, are not in favor of Operation Invade Wall Street. Many believe the proposed operation runs counter to the non-violent and peaceful goals associated with Occupy Wall Street.