Hackers Release Revolution Survival Guide
The hackers known as “Anonymous,” who helped organize and support the Occupy movement’s protests, released an online survivor guide for citizens “in case of a violent revolution in your country.”
The guide warns protests can be a “bloody mess.” It trains rioters on how to avoid tear gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition. The 15-page PDF document claims police will not help protesters and may actually be enemies of the revolution while warning that protest groups may be infiltrated by “fake civilians.”
The Anonymous survival guide was published just before the hacker group claimed to have stolen thousands of credit card numbers and other personal information belonging to clients of U.S.-based security think tank Stratfor.
The group previously claimed responsibility for attacks on major credit card and Internet companies. It has warned it may try to disrupt the U.S. and global banking infrastructure. “This Guide is for civilians who feel they are about to be caught up in a violent uprising or revolution to overthrow the oppressive government of their country,” begins the Anonymous survival kit.
“Although a revolution in favor of the people is a joyful thing when seen from the outside, it can be a bloody mess for those inside it,” continued the kit.
The survival guide was distributed for download this past weekend by Anonymous’s assorted Twitter and Facebook pages.
Aaron Klein is Jerusalem bureau chief and senior reporter for WorldNetDaily.com. He is also host of an investigative radio program on New York’s 770-WABC Radio, the largest talk radio station in the U.S., every Sunday between 2-4 p.m. His website is KleinOnline.com.