Anonymous to Activision: We are freedom fighters, not terrorists
(Michael Stone) Anonymous is sending this message to Activision: We are freedom fighters, not terrorists. Anonymous is responding to a recently released trailer for the new Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 video game by Activision. The trailer portrays Anonymous hacktivists as cyber terrorists and an enemy of the people.
The negative portrayal of the international Internet hacktivist collective known as Anonymous drew an immediate response: Anonymous “doxed” (released the personal information of) Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg via AnonPaste. The dox included Hirshberg’s home address, home phone number, and annual salary.
In addition, sources claiming to represent the collective released a video: Anonymous threat to Activision BlackOps 2. The following is the text from that video:
Greetings fellow users. It has come to our attention that Activision entertainment company used our collective as a bad example to other players all over the world. Selected company presented us as a terrorist group with plans to hijack planes and others. This is our reply to the selected company Activision: We are not terrorists, we are fighters for freedom in every aspect of meaning. However, if you want to present us in that way we will need to take action against your company and online servers.
We will hijack military system and use valid date to control over the parameter. We will deface your online game servers and make damage of millions of dollars to your company. This act will show you how serious our collective us, and that we will protect any human who calls himself Anonymous. The time has come to expand our collective. It is time to take steps on streets, protest and other public actions in order to bring one step to mission and create a public team who will proceed with the mission.
Again this is the act of all of us who share the same idea and mission. To others, our message is continue to share data, links and other protest space. That is all steps to one great plan, a final mission that will free the system from potential threats. So you can see, we are all one team, Anonymous. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Activision, expect us.
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