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Anonymous lashes out at Activision following Call of Duty trailer

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 15: A demonstrator wears a mask during a protest inside the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco, California. The hacker group "Anonymous" staged a demonstration at a BART station this evening after BART officials turned off cell phne service in its stations last week during a disruptive protest following a fatal shooting of a man by BART police.


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The Anonymous hacker collective is now targeting Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg after the release of trailers for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 in which Anonymous is implied to be America’s new enemy in a dystopian future war scenario.

The video flashes images of the Guy Fawkes mask clad Anonymous member, making a not-so-subtle assertion that hacker collectives will be behind what Oliver North called a “nightmare scenario.”

“If you can hack a bank, you can hack a drone,” says UAV pilot Maj. Hercules Christopher as the Guy Fawkes mask appears again in another video that is part of the ad campaign.

Anonymous has posted a document on detailing Hirshberg’s private information, including his home address, phone number and email address. The post also includes his total compensation for 2010, totaling $13.9 million.

“So Activision Why you done goofed? We are not the enemy but, well you want it you got it. Eric Hirshberg DOX. #OpPirateAllActivision,” read the post, DOX referring to a dump of personal data. 

Twitter account YourAnonNews jeered at the implication of Anonymous posture itself as America’s future war enemy as well. 

“If #Anonymous are the bad guys in CoD how will it be an FPS (first person shooter) anymore? We do nawt fight with gunz. We haz lazerz 4 dat,” read the tweet.

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