Anonymous has opened up another front in its WikiLeaks war, aside from denial of service attacks on those who have cut ties with the whistle blowing site.
The loose collective of Internet freedom fighting activists has turned to the humble fax machine to harass companies who had refused to deal with WikiLeaks such as PayPal, MasterCard and Amazon.
Yes, you read that right. The fax machine. It’s certainly a huge change in tack, and a very retro way of getting the message across.
According to a report on Hexus.net, supporters are being encouraged to fax copies of the US diplomatic cables which WikiLeaks splurged to cause all this controversy in the first place.
On the Anonymous message board, folks participating in the action were reminded not to be disrespectful and send anything distasteful across the fax lines.
Some sites have dubbed this the first “denial of service” fax machine attacks they’ve ever witnessed, although quite how many faxes have been sent, and whether this has had much effect on the offices of the respective companies is unclear.
We’d suggest pushing the retro theme even further. How about some carrier pigeons trained to poop through Paypal’s office windows?