15th Sep 2012
Anonymous India, which until recently was targeting only government websites to protest against its censorship policies, has turned its attention to media outlets as well. In this case, when tech portal ThinkDigit.com reported a news story pertaining to the attack on the Domino's India website, it mistakenly used Anonymous's Operation India logo, even though the group had nothing to do with the incident.
Enraged at this error, the hackers expressed their displeasure and lashed out at the website via its Twitter account, then issued a 12-hour ultimatum to publish an apology or "face the wrath of Anonymous". Needless to say, few want to mess with the might of this hacker group, and as expected, a clarification was made post-haste.
While the fault lay entirely with ThinkDigit.com, it has to be said that Anonymous seems to have overreacted to the error. A better approach would have been to first ask the website to take down the offending image, and issue a threat only if it failed to do so. Since the mistake seemed to be unintentional, flying off the handle liked that seemed entirely unnecessary.
There's no doubt that the hackers are a force to be reckoned with, but shaking a stick at the slightest misstep is rather uncalled for. Do you think Anonymous's reaction was over-the-top, or was it justified? Let us know in the comments.
TechTree Blog: ThinkDigit.com Gets Bitchslapped By Anonymous!
Hacker group threatens attack for incorrectly being linked to Domino's India attack, website issues hasty apology.
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