Anonymous Attacks Orlando over Food Not Bombs Arrests
Anonymous Attacks Orlando
Anonymous has a now target: the city of Orlando, home of Disney World. Anonymous hacktivists have targeted Orlando-related sites. However, the first Anonymous target, Orlando Florida Guide, is not regestered to or operated by the City of Orlando. That would be cityoforlando.net.
Those taking part in #oporlando are coordinating via Twitter and IRC.
Food Not Bombs: Activist Arrests Spark Anonymous Attack
Why is Anonymous so pissed at Orlando? The nebulous online semi-collective is angry that activists from Food Not Bombs were arrested for trying to feed the homeless without a permit. Among those arrested was co-founder Keith McHenry.
Those permits, by the way, are getting harder and harder to obtain, as Orlando wants to crack down on... well, people feeding other people.
The City of Orlando — the home of Disney World in Florida — is being sued in court today over a city law that has effectively made it illegal for any group to feed more than 25 people at a time in downtown parks without a permit. It also limits groups to no more than two permits per park, per year. The group Food Not Bombs has refused to obey the new law—saying food is a right, not a privilege—and has continued to serve free meals to the poor and homeless. However, over the past month more than 20 members of the organization have been arrested.
This is not the first hacktivist move against Orlando in relation to the Food Not Bombs arrests: last week, the Orlando Chamber of Commerce and the website for "a major theme park" (can you guess which one?) were hacked by hackers claiming to be part of Anonymous.