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Anonymous Hacked: Group’s Twitter Account Taken Over By Rustle League

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The hacker collective known as Anonymous was hacked this week by a rival group named Rustle League.

Anonymous, which has been extra busy this week by hacking high-profile Twitter feeds from company’s like Burger King, got a taste of their own medicine this week when their @Anon_Central account, which has more than 150,000 followers, taken over by Rustle League.

Rustle League wrote on the @Anon_Central account: WE ARE RUSTLE LEAGUE WE ARE ALPHA AS F*CK EXPECT JIMMIES

So what is the Rustle League? Vice.com reports that the hacking group, which consists of five main members, formed last Summer. They’re all reportedly 20-somethings working in the online security industry who moonlight as professional internet trolls.

Jaime Cochran, co-chair of Rustle League, said:

“We see ourselves as the old Anonymous, which is more about having fun and fucking with people rather than revolution and saving the world. Although, what we do does serve a purpose in society.”

The BBC reports that Anonymous was hacked due to a “human error.” Graham Cluley, senior consultant at security firm Sophos, said:

“The reason Anonymous fell victim is probably human weakness … Chances are that they followed poor password practices, like using the same password in multiple places or choosing a password that was easy to crack. Everyone should learn better password security from incidents like this – if it can happen to an account run by Anonymous supporters, it could happen to you.”

Anonymous, however, laughed at the claim saying: “lol BBC, you will have to wait for a full story.”

Are you surprised that Anonymous got hacked?

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53 Responses to “Anonymous Hacked: Group’s Twitter Account Taken Over By Rustle League”

  1. Crystal Spurlock

    geek wars :)
    no matter who you are- you'll have admirers, haters, competitors.

  2. Brett Alan

    weeee, they hacked a twitter account. is that supposed to make you a big boy? Good job on wasting your time and making no point! Go anonymous imo!

  3. Xim Lun

    Why aren't all these internet criminals in prison getting ass raped already? Hell, in any sensible society they'd be rounded up and shot.

  4. Managainst Catfish

    I just spit beer outta my nose over that. "Due"…. holy tihs.

  5. Anonymous

    Did you not read the whole article. That's all that Anonymous has been doing as well "Anonymous, which has been extra busy this week by hacking high-profile Twitter feeds from company’s like Burger King."

  6. Frank Lapore

    A twitter account and what is that supposed to prove? Did they get any sensitive information? I don't think anyone will be losing sleep over this? Anonymous would just laugh it of if it did happen and don't be too sure it even happened. Most of the stuff out there concerning Anonymous is dis information as Anonymous continues its war against right wing hypocrisy.

  7. Todd Pettit

    I see that now. Technically it is spelled correctly it is only improper grammatical usage so I guess you can't get hired either.

  8. Sean Sopata

    And now the guy from that movie plays Sherlock Holmes (Elementary)

  9. Bobby James

    Who are the grown ups? Anon? lol yeah right, they'rer all little nerds that have to hide behind the computer.

  10. Bobby James

    Anon is just a bunch of nerds to scared to come out from behind their computers. If they wanted to really do good by the people, they would hack the accounts of congress and spread their wealth to the poorer peopl. Not th lazy people, but the people who do work hard and still get shit on.

  11. Chad Simonson

    Go Anonymous? Yea what a great group, hacking innocent things to "make a point", once causing playstation network to be down for a month for example.

  12. Anonymous

    Bobby James out of curiosity where else do you think hacking takes place? Dark alleys?

  13. SkinStained Nc

    Brand88x, i suggest you read up on your knowledge about Anonymous…. burgerking is just a playground. Moron.

  14. Debby Ward

    brand88x Haven't you been reading the news…??? Anonymous hacked the Federal Reserve.

  15. Mike Melton

    I hope Dustin Rice isn't your real name, because you're breaking Anon code bro.

  16. Joseph Roobydoobydoo

    I don't get how news always reports Anonymous as a tight group. Like just because this twitter account had the name Anonymous that they had anything to do with Anonymous Activity. They hacked 1 of 1000 twitter accounts that report Anonymous activity. Its like hacking into Fox News and saying they hacked Cable Television. They are not the same.
    Also, any true Anon would never get hacked via a weak password. My passwords for everything I do is at least 32 characters long, all of my accounts with different passwords.

  17. Jared Loomis

    feds did this and tring to say it was a new group…im still lmmfao…..they are so stupid to think of fooling a normal guy…..go anonymous STRONGER THEN EVER!

  18. Jared Loomis

    DO YOU EVEN KNOW ITS TRUE? THE GOVERNMENT LIKES TO DO THIS KIND OF THINGS AND MAKE YOU LOOK BAD SO YOU DON'T HAVE MANY FOLLOWERS…DO PEOPLE EVEN THINK ANYMORE?…..THE NEWS IS RIGHT ALONG SIDE THE GOVERNMENT…THEY WILL TELL YOU ANYTHING….AND MOST BE LEAVE IT…THAT'S FUNNY AS HELL!

  19. Jared Loomis

    brand88x DO YOU EVEN KNOW ITS TRUE? THE GOVERNMENT LIKES TO DO THIS KIND OF THINGS AND MAKE YOU LOOK BAD SO YOU DON'T HAVE MANY FOLLOWERS…DO PEOPLE EVEN THINK ANYMORE?…..THE NEWS IS RIGHT ALONG SIDE THE GOVERNMENT…THEY WILL TELL YOU ANYTHING….AND MOST BE LEAVE IT…THAT'S FUNNY AS HELL!