08 Aug '11, 12pm

#Anonymous antics spark hacker feud

LAS VEGAS - Hackers bent on derailing Anonymous clashed with members of the notorious group at a DefCon gathering in Las Vegas late Saturday. "Hubris" and "Asherah" of startup Backtrace Security condemned Anonymous for "bully behavior" and argued that the group was trying to pass of reckless opportunism as Internet-age activism. "When Anonymous started it was a good idea," Asherah said during what exploded into the fieriest session yet at the infamous DefCon hacker get-together. "Now, it is in violent freefall," she continued as the audience divided into opposing camps of hackers cheering in agreement and angry Anonymous fans heckling and shouting. "We are trying to derail something that has gone wrong very quickly and is going to get worse." Asherah presented a history of Anonymous, saying the same people were behind splinter hacker group Lulz Security. The speakers laugh...

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