Hackers link MP's aide to neo-Nazi site in member list leak
Anonymous Finland attacks far-right group
The parliamentary aide to a right-wing Finnish MP has offered to resign after the Anonymous hacking collective published what it said was a list of applications to join a local neo-Nazi party.
Hacktivists broke into the website of Kansallinen Vastarinta, the magazine of the Suomen Vastarintaliike (Finnish Resistance Movement), before extracting and publishing what it said was the party's membership application database at the end of last month. The local cell of Anonymous warned of future internet-based attacks on its websites and forums unless Suomen Vastarintaliike (Finnish Resistance Movement) is disbanded.
Among the list that allegedly contained the names of hundreds of would-be members of the neo-Nazi group was Ulla Pyysalo, aide to Finnish MP Juho Eerola of the True Finns. Pyysalo told local media that she is offering to quit her job by the end of the year, providing she finds alternative work in the meantime, because she wants to avoid damaging the True Finns. Pyysalo maintains that she never actually joined Suomen Vastarintaliike, which espouses a confrontational anti-immigrant agenda and runs training camps in the Finnish countryside.
The Finnish wing of Anonymous has been busy of late. Days after the Kansallinen Vastarinta hack, local hacktivists claimed responsibility for temporarily publishing personal details (names, social security numbers, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses) of 16,000 Finns. Most of the details appear to have come from the databases of Finnish further education organisations and students alliances, though some of those listed are well into retirement, strongly suggesting other sources were involved. An investigation into the hack is underway.
Anonymous Finland claimed responsibility for the hack, which appears to be motivated into embarrassing firms and educational institutions into improving their security. It described the exercise as part of the wider OpAntiSec programme. As with previous leaks that have accompanied previous AntiSec operations, little consideration appears to have been given for the collateral damage that might arise to innocent parties by spilling their personal details all over the web. ®
What is your source for these "revelations"? In fact, the people on "that camp" were merely engaging in normal leisure activity and rational political debate. You disgust all right-minded people with your innuendo about the deceased.
I suppose it's easy to fill up at your own propaganda outlets and spout off about things you know nothing about, all because some ill-informed moron heard something about someone in Norwegian politics not wanting to bomb the crap out of Palestine and then extrapolated the hell out of their most paranoid and delusional thoughts to form a moronic theory about what all those decadent Europeans must be doing. When you got to hear the polished version that plays to your stupid prejudices, it probably made you feel like your intellectually-curtailed world-view was somehow confirmed.
But regardless of what the idiotic talking heads are saying to the nodding buffoons alongside you in whichever target audience you belong to, I'd advise you to have some respect for the victims of that tragedy and keep your uninformed outbursts to yourself.
Anonymous == Thought Police
We are all innocent until proven guilty of committing a crime.
The crime committed here was by members of Anonymous.
Freedom of thought must be a universal right, including the right to disagree with existing laws.
No one should have to resign just for having an opinion.
Do polar bears defecate in Finland's dense forests?
A parliamentary aide to an MP from the nationalist party "True Finns" (the clue is in the name) might harbour some neo-Nazi sympathies. How shocking. Next they'll shockingly reveal that some minor UKIP or Conservative party official doesn't particularly care for "darkies", and they "liked Britain better in the good old days".
It's hardly a major coup for Anonymous, is it?