Just in case you forgot, Anonymous has plans to shut down the internet on Saturday, March 31, 2012. According to an instructive post written by the group, “To protest SOPA, Wallstreet, our irresponsible leaders and the beloved bankers who are starving the world for their own selfish needs out of sheer sadistic fun, on March 31, anonymous will shut the Internet down.
On the site, Anonymous goes on to tell you how this will all work and what you need to do. No one knows for sure if this will happen, and to that Robert Graham of Errata Security states “The Anonymous hackers can certain cause local pockets of disruption, but these disruptions are going to be localized to networks where their attack machines are located, or where their ‘reflectors’ are located. It’s unlikely they could take all of them down, at least for any period of time. On the day of their planned Global Blackout, it’s doubtful many people would notice.”
But what if it does happen? How would you feel about it? Graham does state that “Just because I say Anonymous can’t do it doesn’t it mean it can’t be done.” Is this the best way of protesting? Let us know your thoughts?