Anonymous targets Activision CEO after being labeled “terrorists” in new Call of Duty video game
(Michael Stone) Anonymous targets Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg after new Activision game Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 portrays Anonymous as the enemy.
A recently released trailer for the new Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 video game portrays Anonymous hacktivists as cyber terrorists and an enemy of the people. The trailer, released Tuesday, May 1, is creating quite a stir because of the negative portrayal of Anonymous.
Included in the trailer is a single shot of an unidentified person wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, the unofficial symbol of Anonymous, shown while the narrator explains that “the enemy can be anywhere and can be anyone.”
Anonymous has greeted the news that they are to be the villains in the new Call of Duty game with humor and a lust for vengeance. Already Anonymous has “doxed” (released the personal information of) Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg viaAnonPaste. The following is an excerpt from that paste:
So Activision Why you done goofed? We are not the enemy but, well you want it you got it.
Eric Hirshberg DOX. #OpPirateAllActivision
We Are Antisec.
We Are Antis3curityops.
We Are Anonymous.
We Are Legion
We Do Not Forgive.
We Do Not Forget.
What ever did you think?
In addition to the dox of Activision CEO Hirshberg, the release also mentions “#OpPirateAllActivision” which may foreshadow some rough seas ahead for Activision in the near future.
The following is a sample of posts found in Facebook streams associated with Anonymous on Wednesday, May 2:
Anonymous If #Anonymous are the bad guys in CoD how will it be an FPS (first person shooter) anymore? We do nawt fight with gunz. We haz lazerz 4 dat.Anonyops So… if Anonymous is the bad guy in the new Black Ops… How do you win the game? You can’t kill an idea.
>Activision hires THE OLIVER NORTH.>Oliver North sets Anonymous as the bad guys.>Oliver North did Iran-Contras weapons deal.>Oliver North is almost solely responsible for crack and cocaine in the united states due to the Iran-Contra deals during the 80’s.>How many people were killed directly or indirectly ’cause of Oliver North?>So a Corrupt Gov. official is setting up Anonymous as the bad guys>Cue PR scandal shitstorm for Activision.>MFW We see this.>Eric deserves his Dox.http://snipurl.com/23bsv9j>make sure they hear your voice.>AntiS3curityOPS.
Anonymous via AntiSec. ”Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg why o why do you try to make a psyop to make Anonymous seem like the “bad guys”?Okay.Here is his dox.Eric you’ve don goofed.Eric Hirshberg dox:http://snipurl.com/23bsv9jShow him our love 😉#OpPirateAllActivisionAntiS3curityOPS.”
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