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"Anonymous" Hackers Target IMF Over Greece "Bailout"

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Wed, 06/01/2011 - 08:10 | 1327944 FoieGras
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Is this the same guys that said they'd leak shocking insider info on BAC that would bankrupt them?

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 08:12 | 1327951 the not so migh...
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yeah they promised it but did not deliver.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 08:17 | 1327955 Hephasteus
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Ok. You guys need a clue. That was wikileaks not anonomous.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 09:37 | 1328209 SilverDosed
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They dont understand the concept of Anonymous.


Wed, 06/01/2011 - 08:23 | 1327980 wandstrasse
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and their introducing video was so strong and sublime, deep 1980s industrial background sound.. it is a pity that so little arose of it...

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 08:10 | 1327945 williambanzai7
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It sure beats them watching America You Have Talent. They get an A for effort!

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 08:13 | 1327946 BlackholeDivestment
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''we are Legion'' ...now thats funny, when you consider the PIIGS


Wed, 06/01/2011 - 08:41 | 1327996 Bob
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Oh, man!  Have you checked the sourcing for this story?

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 08:18 | 1327957 theMAXILOPEZpsycho
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10oz of silver says I can go to a bar and convince a (preferably greek) chick that I'm "annoymous" and get her to sleep with me...

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 08:16 | 1327959 metastar
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Would she still then be considered a gold digger?

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 08:32 | 1328009 disabledvet
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and would you still be considered anonymous?

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 09:54 | 1328287 metastar
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Hmmm, are you asking me or Dominique Strauss-Kahn?

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 08:23 | 1327965 Trial of the Pyx
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Server not found...here anyway,.org loads up fine

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 08:24 | 1327971 speedy
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Whois for imf.com

   International Music Feed

   Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
   Domain Name: IMF.COM

imf.org is the International Monetary Fund

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 08:24 | 1327987 WhOracle
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Dissidents of the net, prepare to be annihilated :)


Wed, 06/01/2011 - 08:32 | 1328013 Hephasteus
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Oh no he just did NOT shoot that green shit at me.


Wed, 06/01/2011 - 08:30 | 1327999 oogs66
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a ddos on imf?  what's the point?  they think someone does any work there?  a couple senior guys sitting in cafe's sipping wine at lunch call their lackey's to call their lackey's to produce a couple of reports.  why bother?  this will affect all of 3 people in the world and 2 of them were dyslexic and couldn't spell milf

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 08:35 | 1328011 dcb
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these huge protests for sure aren't making news in the us, but if you fight arab tyranny it does. We can't show people protesting economic rape by the elites, because it is happening here as well. we have a capitialist system where bankers never have to suffer from making bad loans.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 08:49 | 1328063 Jayda1850
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 we have a capitialist system where bankers never have to suffer from making bad loans.

It is the complete truth of the second premise that totally negates the first premise. We do not have a capitalist system and that is why bankers never have to suffer loses on bad loans. Private losses are now made public losses which is the antithesis of capitalism.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 10:24 | 1328446 writingsonthewall
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Ah but is Capitalism not the game of 'capital accumulation'? - and is the result of 'successful' capital accumulators the infamous 'Too big to fail'? - I mean I would have thought this logical conclusion is easy for anyone to draw.

...or did you think JPM, GS, Lehmans, Bear Stearns, Fannie and Freddie, BoA, Citi, UBS etc. were all going to 'collapse in an orderly manner' every few years in some sort of ballet of free marketism?

I'm serious - I am dying to know how you think this should have played out. Should GS soldiers of fortune handed in their weapons of mass destruction 5 years ago when they felt that profit was no longer achieveable without serious long term problems?

....or are you one of these 'half free marketeers' who would expect Government to step in to protect us and the economy....but not too much...I mean you wouldn't want it ending in  'socialism' now would you?

Does anyone have an answer to this puzzle? - there is a lot of talk of what the current system is and how it isn't capitalism - but no-one seems to consider that it is a logical result of captitalism.


Rather contradictory don't you think?

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 11:34 | 1328862 Jayda1850
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In true capitalism there is no too big to fail and collapse is hardly ever in an orderly manner. Yes these institutions accepted serious long term problems in order to obtain more profits, which is exactly why the shouldn't have been bailed out. They should have collapsed and any segments worth saving would have been bought up probably at fire sale prices. Pain and failure is a huge part of the system. I'd rather face extreme pain while the productive assets of a company are bought up by competitors who can utilize those assets rather than have a zombie economy where everything is manipulated to keep the weak in business.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 11:56 | 1329004 writingsonthewall
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...but are you the one who is going to walk out onto the street and tell those savers (not investors) that their money has simply 'gone'?

I suspect you may talk the talk, but you wouldn't walk that walk.

I don't agree with bailouts - but I agree even less with allowing TBTF to collapse - and if you think there is some order to 'saving the good bits' - then you have no idea how intertwined the banks are with each other.

Why do you think TARP was produced? It was because after Lehmans failed the finanical tits of Wall street realised that they were all going down - one by one, they would fall - there would be NO SURVIVORS.

It's easy to say "I'd rather take the pain" - but I can guarantee (unlike the FDIC) that you would have seen it differently when you realised everything you worked for had been wiped out overnight.....and even if you were "ok with it" - I can assure you there would be a lot of others who wouldn't.


The idea of free market capitalism was always a fantasy - and now the excuses are being soght for this crisis. The fact is that the crisi occurred first and the bailouts second - which means that Capitalism collapsed before the Government interfered.


...but if you want to go back to Greenspan and the interest rates - then I will trump you with the very existence of the FED was in response to a previous crisis of Capitalism.

Thanks for replying and trying to explain how it should work - but unless you're going to get volunteer wipeouts in boom times (highly unlikely) then you will end up with total economic chaos and revolution.

...and history has taught us that already.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 12:22 | 1329124 Jayda1850
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It's easy to say "I'd rather take the pain" - but I can guarantee (unlike the FDIC) that you would have seen it differently when you realised everything you worked for had been wiped out overnight

That's why a diversification in PM(physical) would ensure that even after collapse your hard earned wealth would still remain intact.

 The fact is that the crisi occurred first and the bailouts second - which means that Capitalism collapsed before the Government interfered

This doesn't mean that capitalism failed, but merely a business model failed


Wed, 06/01/2011 - 08:36 | 1328017 disabledvet
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Iceland has determined "we shall return to the sea."  Greece has determined "not without a fight."

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 08:44 | 1328034 virgilcaine
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I've noticed a few ATM machines are of line as well. 

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 08:51 | 1328056 Zedge Hero
Wed, 06/01/2011 - 09:01 | 1328084 agent default
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Well that is certainly how the beginning of one would look.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 08:59 | 1328088 White.Star.Line
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The "debt for assets" program continues.

Once a country becomes completely privatized (owned), there is no need to have anything "public", including citizens.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 09:03 | 1328092 writingsonthewall
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Tyler - it is .org!!

Anonymous don't get things like this wrong - who is writing under the Tyler name today? Are you Kramer in disguise?



...or are you suggesting this isn't the IMF website?


A quick scan on who is reveals the owner of imf.com


Please note: the registrant of the domain name is specified in the "registrant" field. In most cases, GoDaddy.com, Inc. is not the registrant of domain names listed in this database. Registrant: International Music Feed Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com) Domain Name: IMF.COM Domain servers in listed order: NS1.SUDJAM.COM NS2.SUDJAM.COM NS3.SUDJAM.COM For complete domain details go to: http://who.godaddy.com/whoischeck.aspx?Domain=IMF.COM




It's about time that the fightback got underway - the IMF are the banking 'hard man' - come round to smash your toes with a hammer for not paying back the bankers.

The Spanish have worked out what is coming and consequently downed tools early - next up the Italians who are having a political crisis of their own.

This is like a game of 'who's who' in the world of austerity fightback.

I'm quite looking forward to the entrant from Eastern Europe - they are mightily pissed because they swapped their "you may have to queue - but at least there is a loaf of bread at the end of it" communism for "no pay - no way - go away" capitalism.


I wonder what they're thinking now about grass, greenery and the other side....

I mean wasn't price controls what Capitlaism was supposed to end?


Now lets hear some weak arguments as to why this isn't down to capitalism.....

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 09:03 | 1328100 P-K4
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"The Greek government and media are censoring the people of the world from viewing the massive protests and r-evolution occurring in the streets."  

I'm inlcined to agree. I saw more coverage for the immigration status and custody for Elian Gonzalez then I've seen for a country on the brink of economic disaster...but then again (wake up) we're talking about MSM, the tool and mouthpiece for governments worldwide.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 09:10 | 1328113 disabledvet
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looked fine on my computer.  damn near HD quality to boot.  used it as background music all day yesterday.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 10:36 | 1328495 Hephasteus
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No worries.

You can stop a blessing.

You can stop a curse.

But nobody stops the blood magic. Every drop counts.



Wed, 06/01/2011 - 09:21 | 1328138 shortus cynicus
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Anonymous Greece wants the banksters to give the People their Moneyback.

Hint to Anonymous: Banks have no money that belongs to Greeks. Banks have bonds that should be made worthless by declaring bankruptcy without selling any state assets.100% haircut.

Providing state assets as collateral was not a part of the contract, so there is no need to sell them now.

Banks take risk, so they should get used to loose sometimes.

That's why banks get interest - for taking risk.

There is a sort of financial religion, that debt must always be payed back. IT MUST NOT !


Just tell them to go away, to eat losses, to suck it in and cope!


In any case, Greeks have this 100 brand new Tanks, that this fool Germans exchanged for fiat money that was printed by their own banks. Get use them - I assume Merkel has no central remote power-off switch for all german weaponry used against bansters.

Tanks are capital. Fiat is not.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 09:42 | 1328239 SilverDosed
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Anonymous is the most powerful group of actual citizens in the world, they are awake as well, zhedge should see them as allies. You dont see people bickering over partisanship over on /b/ so they may even have a leg up on most ZHers.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 09:47 | 1328248 Harr Tuttle
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They sure did a great job pissing off PS3 owners by taking down the playstation network for over 3 weeks. It cost Sony a ton of cash.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 09:49 | 1328254 holdbuysell
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"the target of their "anti oppression" move has a website with a .com suffix, not .org."

Tyler, are you sure about that? Google search shows the .org suffix, with www.imf.org going to the IMF.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 10:17 | 1328381 Erecticus
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I hope Anon acts without pattern or prediction. They must remain speradic and unpredictable. Patterns are exposure.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 11:37 | 1328889 Doubledip
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Wouldnt fifa be a better target with the spastic heads sitting on a $ 1 billion reserves...

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 14:58 | 1329765 myrddin669
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thats not anonymous,who took down psn.they were some sort of "commercial"hackers.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 20:53 | 1331006 nicxios
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Well they definitely got one thing right: The Greek government and media are censoring the people of the world from viewing the massive protests and r-evolution occurring in the streets.

This isn't the usual political parties organizing or union-led protest. They have been warned that they are considered enemies and dare not show their face at Syntagma Square.

For the first time on a major TV channel there was an actual discussion about the return of the drachma that didn't start and end with "That's absurd. Agreed, it will destroy Greece. Let's move on..."

Right wing party LAOS is threatening to take their ball, leave parliament and go home. Could it be they see the writing on the wall and opportunistically are switching sides so they end up being on the right side of history when the SHTF?




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