The shadowy online collective Anonymous said it will step up attacks on those it believes are responsible for persecuting Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private who is currently being held on suspicion of leaking classified military documents.
The announcement, by the group’s public spokesman, Barrett Brown, appeared on the Web site The Daily Kos on Thursday. Brown said the new campaign, dubbed #opbradley, is a response to the filing of new charges against Manning on Wednesday, including a including a possible capital offense: aiding the enemy.
campaign – one of a flurry announced by the group in recent weeks, will
be a “supplement” to ongoing campaigns against the firm Palantir, which
was a business partner of an earlier Anonymous target, HBGary, and
#anonleaks, the group’s Website that allows visitors to search the
HBGary e-mail archive.