V is for VVikileaks

Wired has a story about the arrest by Dutch authorities of a 16 year old hacker, snagged for participating in Operation Payback. Here’s the story:

Dutch Arrest Teen for Pro-WikiLeaks Attack on Visa and MasterCard Websites | Threat Level | Wired.com

But what grabbed me was the picture heading the article, which featured;

V is for Wikileaks

The caption says that hackers have adopted the Guy Fawkes mask as their own.

This is very telling. They have adopted a very powerful icon and identity. This gets more and more … interesting.

It also suggests another measure of the spread of the retaliation: sales of Guy Fawkes mask.

Who makes those anyway? Get me my broker …




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