- Hacking collective Anonymous has identified Elon Musk as its next target
- Anonymous produced a video that criticized Musk’s manipulation of Bitcoin, the wider crypto market, and his running of Tesla
- Anonymous has previously hacked into the Minneapolis Police Department, HBGary, and the Church of Scientology.
Hacking collective Anonymous has publicly identified its latest target, one that many in the crypto world will agree is now fair game – Elon Musk. Anonymous posted a four-minute video in which they criticized Musk’s manipulation of the crypto markets, calling him out for intentionally crashing the Bitcoin price and ruining the investments of those who were “really counting on their crypto gains to improve their lives.” The threat is no idle one – Anonymous has previously hacked into the Minneapolis Police Department, HBGary, and the Church of Scientology.
Musk Attracts The Ire of Anonymous
Musk has been accused of manipulating the price of not just Bitcoin but other cryptocurrencies too, most notably Dogecoin. While his support for Dogecoin has only helped it increase in value, his constant back and forth about Bitcoin has caused big fluctuations in an already volatile market, leading to exasperation from many in the community. The video also criticizes Musk’s attempts to centralize Bitcoin mining with his new Bitcoin Mining Council.
It seems that Anonymous has not taken Musk’s manipulation lying down, starting in the video that Musk is ruining his reputation, going from a respected visionary to “nothing more than another narcissistic rich dude who is desperate for attention.”
Anonymous calls out various aspects of Musk’s life and character, drawing attention to alleged poor treatment of his employees, his hypocrisy over the environment given his use of lithium mines that help produce his batteries, and pointing out what many have recently realized – that much of Tesla’s income comes not from car sales but from government subsidies and selling carbon credits.
Clearly disgusted with Musk’s treatment of “hardworking people”, Anonymous advise Musk that “you may think you are the smartest person in the room, but now you have met your match”, signing off with the warning to Musk – “Expect Us.” This is no idle threat, as the Church of Scientology, HBGary, the Minneapolis Police Department and more can testify.