‘Anonymous’ Threatened to Take Down New York Stock Exchange

The hacking group known as “Anonymous” is threatening to take down the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. They’re all on board with the Occupy Wall Street Movement and think this would be a great way to help the American middle class. As if the middle class is really keen on losing their 401k savings.

CBS News’s New York affiliate reported the news yesterday.

Meanwhile, a video claiming to be by the group “Anonymous” has surfaced on YouTube. “Anonymous” said it will shut down the New York Stock Exchange website Monday.

The video is addressed to the media and says that Anonymous has been witnessing the events of the weeks-long Wall Street protests and has had enough.

“We will not stand by and watch the system take over our way of life. We the people shall against the government’s inaction. We the people will not be witnesses to your corruption and ill-gotten profits. We will not labor for your leisure. We will not assist you in any way,” the video says.

It goes on to say that it will attack the New York Stock Exchange‘s site.

“This is why we chose to declare our war against the New York Stock Exchange. We can no longer stay silent as the population is being taken advantage of for the sake of profit. We will show the world that we are true to our word. On Oct. 10, NYSE will be erased from the internet. On Oct. 10, expect a day that will never, ever be forgot.”

In September, Anonymous released the name of a New York City police officer who was seen pepper spraying protestors in a video that was also posted to YouTube.

I also heard somewhere that they released the name of that officer’s wife, and the location of his children’s school.

I doubt very much that 99% of the US population approves of these tactics. No wonder they are anonymous.