The New York Times has an interesting article today about how Pastebin.com, a site that lets you store text for a set period of time without registering your identity, was used by Occupy Wall Street, particularly in its “anarchic” early days. You know, before it set up a media tent and started publishing its own Wall Street journal.
What the Times doesn’t mention, however, is how Pastebin, which was first set up to store snippets of code, subsequently became a haunt for IRC, with hacker groups like Anonymous and LulzSec following. In fact, when someone purporting to be an Anon threatened a “Day of Vengeance” as part of Occupy Wall Street back in September, the “press release” was found on Pastebin. Read More