Today, a further report declares that that was some sort of false-flag operation meant to make Anonymous look either criminal or inept.
Here is the rejoinder:
Citizens of the worldIf I was duped, I apologize for spreading the manure. I'm a rube.
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
Given the nature of Anonymous, it's not possible for someone like me to decide which claim is legit. If it's a false flag, it's of a piece with the use of counter-hacker tactics developed last year by HB Gary Federal cyber security firm and pilfered by Anonymous. You decide.
But pay attention.
And if I determine that the video is a fraud, a trap, a tool, a false-flag, a fake, then I will specifically rebuke it, apologize, and pull it off my inconsequential blog.
Here's a video of an articulate occupista talking to a FoxNews reporter regarding the motives behind Occupy Wall Street. Needless to say, it did not make it on air:
And here's today's editorial cartoon from Mike Lukovich in the ATL Journal Constitution: