‘Hacktivists’ take on anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church The GA Voice Editors February 28, 2011 Culture Last week, a rumor circulated on Twitter and over blogs that Anonymous had declared “war” on Westboro. Anonymous initially denied attacking WBC’s websites, but jumped into the fight during an interview on the radio program The David Pakman Show alongside Westboro representative Shirley Phelps-Roper. Phelps-Roper made the mistake of calling out the group in a big way. Check out the video below (skip to the nine minute mark for the live Anonymous hack): That poor woman has no idea. th3j35t3r claimed credit for the initial attacks that crashed the WBC websites via Twitter: “www.godhatesfags.com – TANGO DOWN. Temporarily. For celebrating the death of US troops – honeypot fail btw” As of this morning, the websites are still offline. Interesting what the bigots at Westboro can do to bring together two rival (and very unfriendly) hacking factions. Perhaps Anonymous put it best on Twitter over the weekend: “AnonymousIRC The @th3j35t3r and #Anonymous cooperation on #WBC was an eclipse; we’re still like Sun and Moon, following our own agendas.” SHARE ON Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website 2 − one = Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.