A Kiddy-Hacker's Wet Dream -- Anonymous Has Its Own OS

By Sam Gibbs on at

Anonymous has released its own operating system, full-to-the-brim with hacking tools. It’s based on Ubuntu, but would you trust an OS from a hacking group? Surely that’s just going to instantly turn you into a botnet drone?

Linux is a hacker’s best friend apparently, but it’s not Ubuntu on top – it runs the MATE desktop environment. It does come with everything you’d need to crack passwords; probe a few vulnerabilities, and simulate DoS attacks though – every script-kiddy's dream. Anonymous is quick to point out that this is for “educational purposes only”, that old chestnut. Probably words worth heeding though; it’s been pretty dangerous of late to be associated with Anonymous.

Considering Anonymous snuck a Trojan into its own software recently, I wouldn’t touch this with a barge pole. Still, it’s interesting to see Anonymous set-up shop like this, even if I wouldn’t recommend downloading it. [Anonymous via LifeHacker]