JAR2 speaking with Anonymous
Audio Interview with Anonymous
interview with Anonymous
spoke out after the publication of my last piece on the
WikiLeaks-Anonymous breakup and it does not look as if there
will be any “kissing and making up” this time. In fact Anonymous
is soon to release TYLER which, for all intents and purposes,
may spell the end for WikiLeaks.
The plot thickens in the Anonymous/WikiLeaks
break up. Yesterday I wrote a piece on the falling out between
WikiLeaks and Anonymous at the end of which I asked Anonymous or
WikiLeaks to contact me, my readers have asked to let them know
if I hear from them, which I have, so here is the follow up.
I am still waiting for an answer from Hrafnsson
and WikiLeaks and quite frankly I am a little concerned. However
Anonymous was kind enough to answer within hours after the
publication of my article with no attempts by me at finding
them. They found me themselves in a very impressive and prompt
My contact with them was very cordial and the
members I communicated with were very polite and well-mannered.
To begin with they were kind enough to point out to me that
their position was made clear in their official press release on
the WikiLeaks paywall matter, which anyone interested in the
matter should take a few minutes to read. The press release
details some of the activities that the group took to defend
WikiLeaks and Julian Assange and the level of sacrifice that
they have shown pales in comparison to a request to get rid of a
Their actions against MasterCard Visa and Paypal
in support of WikiLeaks ended with 14 members all facing 15 year
sentences, Jeremy Hammond who provided the Stratfor Global
Intelligence files in prison facing 20 years, Bradley Manning
facing life and the list goes on.
Anonymous has taken issue with the fact that not
a single member of WikiLeaks has been prosecuted except for
Assange whom they referred to as the besieged leader. The
problem with the paywall is that the information was supposed to
be provided to the people, you and me, for free and they say the
paywall is an attempt to “sell” the information.
Anonymous is also upset that the focus has been
taken away from the “leaks” and is now only on Assange and
WikiLeaks. In their statement they say, “We will NOT attack the
web assets of WikiLeaks, as they are media. We do not attack
media. Any future attack on the WikiLeaks servers attributed to
Anonymous is a lie. But what we will do is cease from this day
all support of any kind for WikiLeaks or Julian Assange. No
longer will Anonymous risk prison to defend WikiLeaks or Julian
Assange from their enemies. No longer will Anonymous risk prison
to supply material for WikiLeaks disclosures. Anonymous turns
it's back on WikiLeaks.”
Anonymous also promises to release secret files
about WikiLeaks in the next few days. We will wait and see what
In one of my contacts with Anonymous one of the
Hacktivists said, and I quote: “Anonymous isn't a centralized
entity, so any statement saying ‘Anonymous does/does not support
X’ is utterly without meaning. …some people who claim to be
spokespeople for Anonymous say they no longer support Wikileaks.
This implies a fundamental misunderstanding of what Anonymous
Anonymous did fill me in on Project Mayhem 2012
which will go ahead without WikiLeaks. One of the main aspects
of the project which is designed to expose corruption
malfeasance and counter internet censorship is called TYLER,
which is to go out of beta testing mode on November the 5th (Guy
Fawkes Day) and go live on December 21, 2012 (End of Mayan
calendar and some say end of the world day).
TYLER will be like WikiLeaks on steroids
according to Anonymous. The structure of the system will be
massive, encrypted and completely decentralized. Its structure
will also be impregnable to censorship and it will not require
the massive funds WikiLeaks has needed to operate. They claim it
will require no money.
TYLER is just a small part of Project Mayhem and
is in response to the United States government and its
Cybersecurity Act of 2012. Anonymous said that before December
21st, “all insiders, moles, and whistleblowers worldwide will
release an unprecedented amount of corporate, financial,
military and state leaks onto TYLER."
Finally Anonymous reminded me that they are not
represented by single entity and never will be. “The power of
Anonymous comes from the Hivemind not any individual. Whover
states the contrary is trying to use the name of Anonymous for a
personal agenda, whatever that might be or trying to misinform
Unfortunately for WikiLeaks and Julian Assange
the launching of TYLER and the loss of their most powerful
supporter and largest source may spell their demise. I was
hoping this wasn’t true but it really looks like there will be
no kissing and making up this time.
Thanks to Anonymous for taking the time to
contact me and fill me in on the developments, I am still
waiting for a response from WikiLeaks and would love to hear
their side on this. Will keep you all informed, lot’s of things
on the back burner.
Update: I was contacted by Anonymous due to the
fact that I did not make it clear enough that: I quote "a) There
is no official Anonymous position on Wikileaks b) TYLER will be
out in order to circumvent the problems WikiLeaks pose namely:
having a hierarchy and therefore a head to attack c) conversely
Anonymous does not have a head to attack and if anyone states to
be the leader or talk for Anonymous then they're fundamentally
misunderstanding what Anonymous is (in most cases willingly)
which means infiltration."
Anonymous Press Release? - The Betrayal Of Wikileaks
Thursday - October 11, 2012 8:30 PM ET USA
Greetings World -- In December of 2010 Anonymous came
to the defense of and began supporting the organization WikiLeaks and
it's besieged founder Julian Assange. As many will remember this
initially took the form of several online protests against MasterCard,
VISA and PayPal - for which 14 brave Anons in the USA stand indicted.
During that time we also launched the first ever DdoS by Anonymous
against a western government when we attacked the Swedish Prosecutors
office in defense of Julian. Since that time, Anonymous has been a
steadfast ally of both WikiLeaks and Assange. We have provided some of
the biggest leaks since the infamous cables were disclosed, incuding the
Syria Files and the GI (Stratfor) Files - for which Jeremy Hammond now
rots in a prison accused of supplying. We have continued to risk lengthy
prison sentences by attacking dozens of web sites in the UK and Sweden
to bring attention to Assange's plight. And most recently, when we
received word the UK Police were about to raid the UK Embassy it was
Anonymous who rallied hundreds of people to go to the Ecuador Embassy in
London to defend Ecuador's sovereignty and Julian.
To this day, not ONE single WikiLeaks staff are charged or incarcerated.
However, Anonymous has 14 indicted (facing 15 years) for online protests
defending WikiLeaks - and one (Jeremy Hammond) in prison and facing 20
years for allegedly supplying the Stratfor GI Files. Not to mention the
heroic Bradley Manning who now rots in Ft. Leavenworth Prison facing
life. Despite that fact, WikiLeaks has chosen to dishonor and insult
Anonymous and all information activists by prostituting the Stratfor
Files and other disclosures that Hammond and Manning stand accused of
supplying. Since yesterday visitors of the Wikileaks site are presented
a red overlay page that demands they donate money. This page cannot be
closed, and unless a donation is made - the content like GI Files are
are aware that the donation paywall can be circumvented by disabling
concerned that WikiLeaks is asking for donations. However, we do see a
serious problem in the way WikiLeaks is implementing this for several
reasons. First of all, the casual user (which is the majority) usually
and denied the content. Additionally, the casual user does not know that
how to disable it. Lastly, regardless of any workarounds, the fact
remains that a meretricious page is placed for the majority of visitors
that cannot be closed. The obvious intention is to force donations in
exchange for access. This is a filthy and rotten, wholly un-ethical
action - and Anonymous is enraged.
We have been worried about the direction Wikileaks is going for sometime
now. In the past year the focus has moved away from actual leaks and the
fight for freedom of information and concentrated more and more on
Julian Assange and a rabid scrounging for money. When this "paywall"
appeared last night, there was a brief and intense exchange online
between Anonymous and WikiLeaks. Within two hours all of the "paywalls"
were removed. At that point Anonymous was willing to let this pass, for
the sake of peace in the over all movement. But now tonight, as if
taunting us to rage - the "paywalls" reappeared not just on sections of
the site but for every single file. Enough! We have numerous disclosure
platforms of our own, and in the future we will deliver Anonymous
related leaks via these platforms. (See List At Bottom Of Page)
Anonymous has had enough. The conclusion for us is that Anonymous cannot
support anymore what Wikileaks has become. We will NOT attack the web
assets of WikiLeaks, as they are media. We do not attack media. Any
future attack on the WikiLeaks servers attributed to Anonymous is a lie.
But what we will do is cease from this day all support of any kind for
WikiLeaks or Julian Assange. No longer will Anonymous risk prison to
defend WikiLeaks or Julian Assange from their enemies. No longer will
Anonymous risk prison to supply material for WikiLeaks disclosures.
Anonymous turns it's back on WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks has with it's actions
this past 48 hours betrayed Anonymous, and thus has lost it's biggest
and most powerful supporter. We are preparing for the media a detailed
dossier of all the un-ethical actions perpetrated by WikiLeaks that we
have ignored for so long. A Dox if you will, on WikiLeaks. We will
deliver it to the media in a few days, not for vengeance - but as
justice for our fallen Anons whom WikiLeaks has chosen by this action to
dishonor and disgrace.
We Are Anonymous
We Are Legion
We Do Not Forget
WikiLeaks we gave you a chance, now
it's too late to EXPECT US.
Anonymous Global -
AnonLeaks - www.par-anoia.net
LocalLeaks - www.LocalLeaks.me
Of "PayWall" -