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.
- Bobble AI bullish on growing business via regional content; announces dedicated keyboard in Malayalam
- Acer India launches business PC at Just Rs 9999
- TCL 4K QLED with Hands Free AI TV Pre-booking Coming Soon at Reliance Digital
- Linksys India Launches VELOP MX5300 WIFI 6 Mesh System
- Acer introduces Nitro 5, its first 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Gaming Laptop
- Barco Introduces New Series of Advanced Video Processing and Presentation Control Systems
- NETGEAR Orbi RBK50 Mesh System to Augment Your Home Wi-Fi Network for Improved Work Efficiency
- Motorola announces its new flagship in India with the Fastest, Loudest, Boldest; motorola edge+
- Surface Pro X, Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3 are now available in India
- Genelec Announces 1235A: Classic Heritage, Cutting Edge Performance