"On Oct. 10, NYSE shall be erased from the Internet. On Oct. 10, expect a day that will never, ever be forgotten," intoned a computer-generated male voice common to many Anonymous videos, in a warning posted onTheAnonMessage YouTube channel (video below).
The AnonMessage channel has been used to post several Occupy Wall Street-related video messages since the protest against lax regulation of the financial sector and growing economic inequality began on Sept. 17. Those messages include Anonymous' initial "official" video regarding Occupy Wall Street anda warning sent last week to the New York Police Department that threatened retaliation if "the brutality does not stop" against Occupy Wall Street protestors.
Anonymous, until recently known mostly for wreaking havoc on the Internet through blunt-force takedowns of websites and opportunistic hacking attacks, has lent its help to low-tech street protests of late. Prior to its participation in Occupy Wall Street, the initiation of which is credited to the Canadian activist group Adbusters, Anonymous also had a large role in a string of live protests against actions taken by the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) authority's police force.
This is incredibly stupid, or a false-flag stunt.
The stock market is hovering at the edge of collapse right now, with the PPT gaming the system as hard as they can and still not able to stem the declines. A DDOS attack by anyone posing as "Anonymous" would allow the government and Wall Street to drop the blame for the crash onto the protesters instead of on their own greed, failed policies, and bailing out Wall Street from the mortgage-backed securities fraud.
Anonymous is either hijacked, or was a plant all along (I suspect the latter given their support for Assange). But any harmful attacks on the NYSE computers helps the government, not the people!
I agree. John Hardon