Anonymous told the Westboro Baptist Church “Expect us” after the hate group said they’d picket the funerals of those who died in the Boston Marathon bombing.
And wouldn’t you know, Anonymous hacked the Westboro Baptist Church’s facebook page. And no matter how far back you go on the page’s timeline, all the posts appear to belong to Anonymous.
All your base are belong to us.
Since posting this last night, I’ve since learned that this Facebook page never actually belonged to the Westboro Baptist Church. Anonymous had been squatting the page from the start.
So I apologize for being wrong earlier, and have deleted the OP. But since it’s Tumblr, it’s still out there all over the place. So I thought I’d address the innacuracy here.
As others have pointed out, while this may not be “hacking” in the way we normally imagine it, the immense publicity the fake WBC page has gotten in the past couple days effectively amounts to brand hijacking.
Is it as impressive (or criminal, for that matter) as hacking a Facebook page? No. Is it still effective hacktivism (whether you agree with the tactic or not)? Totally.
If you’re the WBC, all your base still belong to Anonymous. Even if they were never yours to begin with.