Bitdefender says it is not immediately clear what the hacktivists are planningBANGALORE, INDIA: To protest against the global surveillance systems worldwide, hacktivist collective Anonymous would stage a "protest" on October 20, states security vendor Bitdefender Tuesday.
The security firm cited an "annonews" post saying such systems were made before a real terrorist threat was acknowledged, and that their purpose was to infringe on freedom.
“We call you to act now against overall Surveillance-Systems. Worldwide governments are about to demolish Privacy with Systems like TrapWire and Indect. Those network surveillance technologies sniff the CCTV cameras, government databases and the Internet to identify people and make a profile of citizens, their families and their socializing,” it quoted the call to protest as saying.
It added such systems "pretend to design those systems to secure us against Terrorism but the truth is they have been working on Surveillance-Systems way before the first Terrorists attacks happened.”
Bitdefender said it was not immediately clear what the hacktivists are planning.
However, it cited a news release issued by Anon on the TrapWire affair on August 20, where one of the planned actions was the so-called “Smash a Cam Saturday.”
That activity would involve have “target any camera with IP/internet connectivity.”