The hacker collective Anonymous has warned NATO not to challenge it after the organisation released a report on the hacktivist group.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization had released a report in which it painted Anonymous as a threat to government organisations all over the world. NATO said that the group was gaining sophistication and could eventually hack into sensitive government networks.
The report also highlighted Anon’s involvement in attacking websites of companies that had cooperated in a campaign to isolate WikiLeaks. The group was responsible for bringing down services offered by PayPal, Amazon, Visa and MasterCard.
Meanwhile, Anonymous in both a video and an online post warned NATO not to challenge it, claiming that it is impossible to defeat it.
“Do not make the mistake of challenging Anonymous. Do not make the mistake of believing you can behead a headless snake. If you slice off one head of Hydra, ten more heads will grow in its place. If you cut down one Anon, ten more will join us purely out of anger at your trampling of dissent,” Anonymous said.
“Your only chance of defeating the movement which binds all of us is to accept it. This is no longer your world. It is our world - the people's world.”