Hackers from the self-proclaimed online activist group Anonymous have threatened to bring down the BBC website unless Jeremy Clarkson is reinstated. Anonymous new operation that reminds us more of a toddler that doesn’t get its way than anything else is dubbed #OpBringBackClarkson and is now in effect.
“Dear BBC, you don’t wanna piss off 300 million people,” said Anonymous. “You are warned: DDOS cannons will fire if you don’t comply. Bring back Clarkson!”
So now we know what the hackers watch when they aren’t using the DDoS tools, Top Gear. Anonymous is a fairly disparate group and they have no centralized leadership, so it might just be a couple rogue elements in the group and not all of them. But the threat is out there and it will be interesting to see how BBC reacts to it.