Hackers sound like angsty college students fed on dystopian comics (and probably are)

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01-Dec-2016

 

Okay. So what do we know about the hackers so far?

That their language seems to be heavily influenced by American pop-culture-inspired wannabe hipster terminology —  there’s a generous smattering of ‘bro’, ‘dude’, ‘swag’, references to ‘weed’, and purported worship of controversial (possibly murderous) US cult leaders there.

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That they believe they are some kind of anarchist iconoclasts straight out of V for Vendetta.

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That they claim to have no political agenda.

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That they love to say grandiose things like “I am the movement” “Legion shall prevail! Justice shall strike!”. And they believe they are “inspiration on the way for common people” and claim that they will “fight the atrocious system” till they die. How exactly they mean to achieve this, except by providing free entertainment to Twitteratti as they witness a Black Mirror-like episode of seeing famous people with their pants down, is not something the hackers have elaborated upon yet.

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That they are pretty much on board with throwing words like “retard” and “autism” (intended as abuse) around.

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Ok, then.


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