Anonymous Launched Hijack Trading Topics Tool On Twitter
09. September 2011
The Hacker collective group Anonymous arose back in 2003 and started its activity in 2008. However, in 2011, the group became the talk of the town because of several cyber attacks including PayPal, Sony and various foreign government websites. Recently, they launched their own social network site and two Wikileaks-type websites. On September 8, the hacktivist group has released a beta version of a new twitter tool that allows the users to hijack trading topic on twitter and tweet messages on any topics within them.
The hacker group says in an online news post that it has developed a program called “U.R.G.E. Universal Rapid Gamma Emitter (twitter edition).” They are annoyed with the usual redundant and “pop culture” like trading topics on twitter, according to the statement. They criticized twitter for not trading topics that actually serve a cause. They said, “We have taken note of why Twitter would not do so, they only trend topics which would “appeal” to people and can get people to tweet more. This was pathetic in our eyes, and we could not stand by and take it anymore.”
According to the group, the new tool is a way to raise awareness of problems rising around the world including ‘bashing corrupt politicians’. They said, “This is not a hacking tool nor is it an exploit tool, it was created to make it easier for us to tweet faster without copying and pasting constantly.”
The users of windows computers can share their opinions by using the tool after downloading the beta version of the U.R.G.E program. To run the program the users need .net framework four that is available here.
People are already using the program and started tweeting about the San Francisco BART subway protest. Notably, the hacker group always speaks against the corruption of the governments and corporations. Now, they developed a program that will help people to share their views about any corruption around the world and it is really appreciable.