Recently DBKP wrote of the Cyber-War being waged between the mysterious groups known as Anonymous and the Church of Scientology. When we went to find Scientology’s take on Anonymous, whether the organization had issued any statements or the like regarding their sworn enemy, we came across the remants of a video battle waged on Youtube. From what we observed, one side managed to “eviscerate” the other in plain cyber-site.
Scientology had issued a statement to Newsweek, calling Anonymous “a group of cyber-terrorists… perpetrating religious hate crimes against the Churches of Scientology and individual Scientologists for no reason other than religious bigotry“.
In the Newsweek article an Anonymous spokesperson said the group, hardly a cyber-terrorist act, had “plans to start a lobbying campaign to have the church stripped of its 501(c)3 tax-exempt status, which was reinstated in 1993. (In 1967, tax authorities revoked its tax-exemption status on the grounds that the organization’s auditing scheme operated as Hubbard’s personal for-profit venture, and in 1984 the U.S. Tax Court found the organization guilty of “manufacturing and falsifying records to present to the IRS, burglarizing IRS offices and stealing government documents, and subverting government processes for unlawful purposes.”) ” Source – Newsweek
According to ABC News, Scientology chose to fight back “with its own public relations onslaught, releasing a recent video titled “Anonymous Exposed,” which claims to identify individuals it said were members of the group and accuses them of being accessories to criminal acts that include death threats and destruction of property.”
Church spokeswoman Karin Pouw added that the church is “working with federal and local law enforcement.”[The video] summarizes our position.”
Source – ABC News: Scientology’s Anonymous Critics: Who are they?
Read the rest, watch the videos and see if you can spot the hacks at DBKP.com.
Source: Scientology – Anonymous CyberWars: The YouTube Battle