But a separate Anonymous message published Tuesday claimed that the threat of an Oct. 10 attack on the NYSE was "a fake planted operation by law enforcement and cyber crime agencies."
The more recent message claimed that those behind a supposedly Anonymous-led operation called "Invade Wall Street"—apparently believed to have originated the NYSE video threat—were in fact an attempting to undermine the Occupy Wall Street protests, now in their third week.
Here is the text of the second message:
The idea that the Invade Wall Street operation was designed as a lure to identify Anonymous members and supporters appeared to have a good deal of support on Twitter and other social media outlets used by Occupy Wall Street supporters to communicate.
Whether or not that's the case—and PCMag is unable to confirm or disprove that theory—it remains true that the very nature of Anonymous makes it difficult to ever say with certainty that some faction or another is not a "legitimate" part of the "leaderless" global movement.
Oct. 10 is Columbus Day; however, it is not a day off for the NYSE; stock exchanges in the US will be operating on that day.
- Citizens of the world
- We are Anonymous! Recently something very disturbing has come to our attention. You must take all notices and information claiming to be 'Anonymous' with a grain of salt. Consider EVERYTHING.
- Operation Invade Wall Street is bullshit! It is a fake planted operation by law enforcement and cyber crime agencies in order to get you to undermine the Occupy Wall Street movement. It proposes you use depreciated tools that have known flaws such as LOIC.
- Anonymous would never tell you to use LOIC - Not after the arrests and failures of Operation Payback.
- Anonymous wouldn't attack NYSE on a HOLIDAY - It is debatable if Anonymous would ever even attack NYSE.
- Be wary friends!
- We are Anonymous
- We are Legion
- We do not Forgive
- We do not Forget
- Expect Us
- Be wary of imitations!