HACKERS Team Poison have joined forces with Anonymous to launch Operation Robin Hood, an assault on banks that should see funds channeled back to the disenfranchised 99 per cent.
"We have watched our brothers and sisters being refused their hard earned money by the banks on top of being beaten and brutalized by officers during peaceful demonstrations. Congratulations banks, you have gotten our attention," says a message jointly signed by Team Poison and Anonymous.
"Banks have stolen millions from [their] customers as well as lacked the security to protect them. We give you Operation Robin Hood."
Operation Robin Hood is launched in support of those protesters at the Occupy sit-ins across the globe and anyone that has suffered at the hands of the banks. The two parties said that they will take money from credit cards and give it to those who have been cheated by the banks.
"Operation Robin Hood is going to return the money to those who have been cheated by our system and most importantly to those hurt by our banks. Operation Robin Hood will take credit cards and donate to the 99 [per cent] as well as various charities around the globe. The banks will be forced to reimburse the people [their] money back," their announcement says.
"We are going to take what belongs to us. The Banks have thrown people out on the streets with corrupted actions. When the poor steals, it's considered violence, but when the banks steal from us, it's called business."
The attacks will not harm individuals, according to the statement, and will rely on the fact that banks must refund fraudulent charges on credit cards. Having already hacked into some banking organisations before Team Poison is confident that it will be able to do so again.
"We are going to make the banks deliver your money back to you with a smile on their faces and hate in their heart," it adds.
"Join us in Operation Robin Hood. Take from the banks and give to the poor. Our actions will be swift. It's time for the people to rise up and the banks to remember who they work for. It's time we fight back.... We are done asking politely. Banks, you have got the attention of the Hydra of the internet that has grown fangs of poison. The only question now, is do they expect us?"
Knowing Anonymous this last question is moot, because they should have. µ
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