[ISN] Anonymous as cyber-terrorists hacking drones for targeted killings in Black Ops 2?

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 00:47:29 -0500 (CDT)

By Darlene Storm
Security Is Sexy
May 2, 2012

While the White House officially confirmed the existence of the CIA's 
drone targeted killing program, something that the CIA would previously 
neither deny nor confirm in ACLU lawsuits, a glimpse into the future of 
using drones for targeted killings can be seen with a twist in a hot 
upcoming game. Call of Duty: Black Ops II, due Nov. 13, is set in the 
year 2025 and in a fictional future Cold War, but clips imply that 
Anonymous could be responsible for hacking drones and then killing by 
remote control.

Oliver North, once in the Iran-Contra affair national hotseat "for 
selling arms for U.S. hostages," is now "selling a video game" in 
documentary-style video clips for Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The videos 
and the glimpses into the future are impressive whether or not you are a 
gamer (and videos are "unlisted," meaning you can only see them if you 
have the links): the Synopsis, Chapter 1: How Far We've Come; Chapter 2: 
It's Not Science Fiction; Chapter 3: The Oops Moment; Chapter 4: When 
the Enemy Steals the Keys; and Chapter 5: Black Ops.

The Verge reported the trailer details the "drone army and hacker 
threat," and the six documentary-style ads explore "the past 
advancements in military innovations, the reality of current technology, 
how some threats and deadly mistakes have already popped up, the threat 
of hackers and the importance of special forces in future warfare." But 
it goes deeper than the hacker threat, reported Kotaku, as the clips 
show the Guy Fawkes V for Vendetta masks, thereby portraying Anonymous 
as cyber-terrorist enemies who hack military technology, hijack drones 
and start delivering death from the sky.


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