Anonymous attacks WSJ page hours after story warning group is getting more powerful

Posted: February 22, 2012 in US News, World News
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Elizabeth Flock
The Washington Post
February 22, 2012

A number of Wall Street Journal Facebook pages were the subject of a comment flashmob Tuesday, claimed by Anonymous, just hours after the Journal published a report that warned the hacker group was getting more powerful.

The Anonymous Kollektiv, believed to based in Germany, told participants to copy the following message on Journal sites:

“Dear editors of the German Wall Street Journal, You equated Anonymous with al-Qaeda in your February 2012 article and the related coverage. With this type of coverage you may be able to stir up fear in the United States, but not in the land of poets and thinkers! With this comment, we would like to oppose the deliberate dissemination of false information and express our displeasure with your lobby journalism. We are Anonymous. We are millions. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us!”

The Wall Street Journal report, which cited a number of security officials, warned that the hacker group could take down the U.S. power grid within a couple of years. One official quoted also said that the U.S. should be wary of a foreign government or al-Qaeda trying to hire the hackers to mount a cyber attack.

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