So they’ve gone and done it. AT&T has blocked parts of the popular 4chan forum, notably /b, home of anonymous.
No. Anonymous is not an organisation. They don’t have a leader, they don’t have meetings, they don’t have a head-quarters. They can’t be bartered with, they can’t be bribed. They just do their shit.
It’s a loosely connected pile of posters on a forum, that can, if whim allows, do some funky shit like take down websites, organize flash-mobs and protests, or whatever they please. Anonymous often reminds posters that “it is not a personal army”. You can’t ask anonymous to do something for you. Anonymous forms on its own and does what it feels like.
The name of this “group”, though i do not wish to call it that, comes from the fact that when you post on 4chan, you can give a nickname, but if you don’t, like most people, you’ll simply be posting as “anonymous”. It’s a force of nature that can’t be quantified, actions of that can’t be predicted.
Blocking 4chan may have been the stupidest fucking idea AT&T did in a long line of really bad ideas. I’m not gonna go on a whole rant of ma’ bell, the babybells or any of that other phone company history that only interests hackers and phreakers. But sufficed to say, they’ve not always been at the top of their game.
I’m gonna follow this as it goes on, but it’s either going to end in:
a) massive ddos and other attacks on AT&T services, physical or virtual
b) at&t giving in to customer demands