13 Feb '13, 6pm

Anonymous Fails to Stop the State of the Union Speech

It appears that the hacktivist collective known as Anonymous failed in its goal of disrupting the webcast of U.S. President Obama's State of the Union Speech . From my vantage point, a couch in suburban New Jersey, the webcast was undisturbed. This commenter on the Anonrelations.net web site summed things up well: A web site that claims to represent the Anonymous said the group is aggrieved by the re-introduction of the controversial CISPA cybersecurity legislation as well as reports that President Obama will issue an executive order concerning cybersecurity today. The web site says the "Internet is a sovereign territory, and does not fall under the jurisdiction of any nation state... Our determination is that President Obama is acting in direct contravention of this principle." As we pointed out yesterday , the State of the Union webcast was a pretty risky target for Anon...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/computing/networks/ano...

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