Feb 28, 2011

Anonymous has a new target: The Koch brothers

Anonymous has a new target: The Koch brothers
blatantly stolen from The Pitch

anonymous-logo.jpgThe loose collective of hackers known as Anonymous have two new Kansas targets in their cross hairs: Billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch of Wichita's Koch Industries.

Last week, Anonymous took on Topeka's gay-hating Westboro Baptist Church. Anonymous announced on its website the plan to go after the Koch bros as a sign of solidarity with union workers protesting in Wisconsin. Anonymous said on its website: "The Koch brothers have made a science of fabricating 'grassroots' organizations and advertising campaigns to support them in an attempt to sway voters based on their falsehoods."

Here's more from the Anonymous press release:
Koch Industries, and oligarchs like them, have most recently started to manipulate the political agenda in Wisconsin. Governor Walker's union-busting budget plan contains a clause that went nearly un-noticed. This clause would allow the sale of publicly owned utility plants in Wisconsin to private parties (specifically, Koch Industries) at any price, no matter how low, without a public bidding process. The Koch's have helped to fuel the unrest in Wisconsin and the drive behind the bill to eliminate the collective bargaining power of unions in a bid to gain a monopoly over the state's power supplies.
Our sister blog in New York City Runnin' Scared reported that Anonymous' first strike was knocking down the Koch-backed website for Americans for Prosperity with a denial of service attack (the site is back up again). Anonymous' second offensive: A good ol' fashioned boycott of Koch's paper products under the Georgia Pacific brand name.

Couldn't happen to a couple nicer guys!

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