Cyberwar and False Flags
So LulzSec takes down the SPARC server for the US Senate website, and appears to have snagged, or is capable of snagging, all the emails. I’m suspicious.
I’ve already said I’m pretty sure Anonymous has been infiltrated, if it isn’t already a big PsyOp. I had serious doubts about LulzSec from the start. Now that they claim to have cracked a server which is definitely not a Windows server, I’m starting to lean even more in that direction. But it really doesn’t matter too awful much, because we all know what will come from their actions.
The US government now has a really big, and growing, excuse to try and regulate the Internet in new ways. Granted, the protocols themselves will limit their options. I figure it will involve some mandatory registration and licensing process via the ISPs. It doesn’t have to make sense, and it won’t. It’s pretty much like anything else: Only those who know next to nothing about the thing will be affected. The Net savvy will probably get around it ten minutes after it starts, if not sooner. Indeed, anything like this will be leaked all over the place and by-passing will be worked out quickly.
If TPTB want to get more countries on line with this, it’s going to require some big attacks in Europe and other places. If it only happens here in the US, it will tell us a great deal. It will mean the really nasty stuff will be limited to the US, at least at first, because crushing the Net is all about silencing the uncontrolled opposition, the voices demanding accountability and leaking news of the evil.
Wikileaks is an excuse. Anonymous is an excuse. LulzSec is playing that part, regardless who it is. Their tactics aren’t very smart when matched against their claims.