Anonymous is the bane of corporate IT departments, and it’s no wonder why: Running afoul of the hacktivists is likely to be embarrassing at least, expensive at worst. But as it turns out, it’s not exactly an unmitigated pleasure when gleeful techno-anarchists take up your cause, either.
The latest New Yorker tells the tale of one George Hotz, AKA geohot, the first person to jailbreak the iPhone and PS3. He ran afoul of Sony for the latter and found himself facing a lawsuit. That’s when Anonymous stepped in, opening an #OpSony IRC room and spitballing ideas like shitting upon the CEO’s stoop. Read More