Anonymous hacker hacks Sony then gets hacked…
Anonymous has rapidly enacted its threat to harass Sony over its support for SOPA. Today it reportedly hacked Sony Pictures on Facebook.
But the real lesson I get from this is the speed with which organizations like Facebook and YouTube and in this instance WordPress can clean up after such actions. The result is that a very small number of people actually experience the event simply by accidentally being in the right place at the right time. For the rest of us, we are merely told that it happened.
I wonder about the value of this to the Anonymous cause. It reeks of what we used to call ‘fifth-form’ behaviour: look what I did. It will pass unnoticed by the people and hardly noticed by Sony. And it does little for Anonymous.
(Latest news is that the Sony hacker got hacked by another hacker. It’s all so silly and pointless when there are really serious issues at stake.)