The Last American Vagabond was recently contacted by Anonymous sect “Ghost Squad Hackers” in what appears to be a continuous correspondence with the alternative media as a whole. Having contacted other outlets about their activities in the recent past, this is the first correspondence that the Vagabond has had with Ghost Squad.
Within these correspondence, the”Ghost Squad Hackers” addressed the group’s name and previous efforts which they claim were responsible for Donald Trump’s cloud flare hosted website being taken down. They went on to allude to an upcoming “massive data leak” that will be shared with The Last American Vagabond. As always we will keep you informed as we hear more.
Needless to say, this has certainly peaked our interested. Here is a link from Zone-H.org that has archived all of Ghost Squad’s reported hacks:
The list shows that they have been considerably active since January. As well, they are certainly looking to make a name for themselves in no small manner with their alternative media communications.
The Last American Vagabond has recently gone on record heavily speculating the validity of Anonymous sects like RedCult, and other Anonymous affiliations that seem to be un-focused and possibly even misguided in their efforts, but there is certainly no question that there are authentic activists out there affiliated with the Anonymous moniker, such as Jeremy Hammond and Lauri Love. Whoever the Ghost Squad are, they have steered away from contact with Mainstream Media frontrunner press, which is a plus, and they have drawn light to some interesting cases in activism that have otherwise been eschewed by the press: Ghost Squad responds to Ethopian Government’s Violent Reaction to Student Protest.
Recently, as referenced in their message, Ghost Squad has DDoS’d the hell out of a couple of Donald Trump’s websites. While the Vagabond does not in any way align with Trump’s campaign, this rash of “Anonymous vs. Trump” activity is starting to feel a bit hype-y and played out. Rather than specifically pointing out Trump as an oppressor of the system, it would be much more poignant for Anonymous to be aligning with alternative news sources in the outing of the American voting process as a whole. Singling out Trump is counter-productive, ultimately. This being said, hacking Trump of all the candidates is certainly nothing short of amusing, antagonistic, and brash, which is characteristic of the hacktivism movement as a whole, and cannot be considered a negative idea in and of itself. After all, it is kind of funny.
So, a tip of the ol’ cap the Ghost Squad Hackers; thanks for the contact. Our only suggestion is perhaps an incorporation of FBI whistleblower, Sibel Edmonds’ discussion of NATO funded, false-flag terrorism through Operation GLADIO. There are many more intricate layers to this narrative that activism needs to shed light on. Donald Trump is only the tip of the iceberg.
Soures: http://www.zone-h.org/archive/notifier=Ghost%20Squad%20Hackers, http://hackagon.com/anonymous-group-ghost-squad-hackers-took-down-trumps-websites/, https://thehacktoday.com/deadly-protests-in-ethiopia-and-response-of-ghost-squad-hackers/