With all the news of hackers, government scandals and widespread corruption, two of the worlds most infamous underground groups, Anonymous and Lulz, announced an official statement.

I'm not completely sure how I feel about this gang; they're sort of like a new, digital form of ancient pirates. On the other hand, despite their renegade behaviour, it is a natural revolution against government tyranny and corruption as any other revolution has been throughout history. The only difference now is that the computer technology is more vulnerable to attack and more vital to our lives.

The main part of the statement posted is as follows:

Let us tell you what WE find unacceptable:

* Governments lying to their citizens and inducing fear and terror to keep   them in control by dismantling their freedom piece by piece.

* Corporations aiding and conspiring with said governments while taking   advantage at the same time by collecting billions of funds for   federal contracts we all know they can’t fulfil.

* Lobby conglomerates who only follow their agenda to push the profits   higher, while at the same time being deeply involved in governments around   the world with the only goal to infiltrate and corrupt them enough so the status quo will never change.

These governments and corporations are our enemy. And we will continue to fight them, with all methods we have at our disposal, and that certainly includes breaking into their websites and exposing their lies.

We are not scared any more. Your threats to arrest us are meaningless to us as you cannot arrest an idea. Any attempt to do so will make your citizens more angry until they will roar in one gigantic choir. It is our mission to help these people and there is nothing – absolutely nothing – you can possibly to do make us stop.

From the full release linked below:

We are not scared any more. Your threats to arrest us are meaningless to us as you cannot arrest an idea. Any attempt to do so will make your citizens more angry until they will roar in one gigantic choir. It is our mission to help these people and there is nothing - absolutely nothing - you can possibly to do make us stop.

 

Read the full statement here.