Anonymous and Team Poison Join Forces For OpRobinHood to Target Banks and Give to Charities

Two hacking groups, Anonymous and Team Poison, have joined forces to take on the banks, steal money and donate it to charities and protests. Reclaiming the "99 per cent's money back".

Apparently the plan is to swipe money from stolen credit card and bank details and donate it to charities and protest movements:

"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."


PoisAnon is relying on the fact that the banks will reimburse stolen cash from victim's credit cards, which is probably a safe bet, but would backfire horribly if that doesn't actually happen. Both hacker teams have had success in the past hacking into banks and are confident they can do it again. The thought of internet Robin Hoods running around helping out the poor is a noble proposition, but I can't see this not impacting your average Joe on the street. The money they intend to steal has to come from somewhere and almost everything ends up landing with the customer. [YouTube via The Inquirer via Gizmodo UK]

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MAKE2 Mifune

Gotta love juvenile notions of justice/Robin Hood mentality. It's so cute how many young kids think that financial crimes are somehow victimless when it is aimed at "corporations" (no longer considered a job creator, just a pejorative) , and that there will be no repercussions for the consumer. There have been a lot of consumer friendly laws passed in the past few years (Card Act, Dodd-Frank) that had some very major effects on how banks do business (yet many OWSers seem to have ignored these?) ... this tit for tat that Occupiers think is justified will only cause the pendulum to swing the other way.

Even if they were able to successfully pilfer an amount in the tens of millions, it would have zero net effect in balancing income disparities, and any charities or non profit NGO's that accept those ill gotten monies would be risking their tax exempt status. If the hackers try to launder the money prior to donation, they would wind up supporting organized crime.

Just plain stupid and not really well thought out, like much of the OWS movement.