A video targeting Elon Musk was reportedly released on Saturday by the notorious hacker group Anonymous. Similar to other Anonymous footage, the video shows a person in a Guy Fawkes mask with a distorted voice so that viewers cannot see who is behind the mask. This time the speaker beats up billionaire Elon Musk for allegedly irresponsible control of the cryptocurrency market.
The person described the recent spikes and crashes of various cryptocurrencies through Musk and his frivolous tweets. Those statements seemed true in light of Dogecoin’s unprecedented surge after Musk appeared to endorse the currency on Twitter.
So what is there? Can we finally answer the question: who is anonymous? Will this notorious hacker group actually take out Musk or is that for the Lulz? Let’s dive in.
Musk, Bitcoin and Social Media
Musk then tweeted his concerns about Bitcoin’s environmental impact and decided that Tesla will no longer accept this huge cryptocurrency. Soon after, the value of Bitcoin dropped dramatically.
On Friday, Musk jokingly tweeted a break-up meme to his 56 million followers that many suspected was pointing to the possibility of a Tesla sale of his bitcoins. Right after Musk’s tweet went viral, Bitcoin’s value quickly fell 7%.
“While hard-working people have liquidated their dreams because of your public tantrums, you keep mocking them with memes from one of your million dollar villas,” said the Anonymous member.
“You enjoy one of the best calls in the billionaire class in recent years because you have awakened the desire that many of us have to live in a world with electric cars and space exploration,” said the alleged anonymous hacker in the current video on Twitter.
The speaker then claimed that “the CEO’s quest to save the world is more rooted in a superiority and savior complex than in an actual concern for humanity.” The Anonymous Spokesperson then went on to describe that Musk is the only CEO who “has won a cult by posting and trolling the world on social media.”
Allegation of Elon Musk’s history of ill-treatment and negligence
The anonymous member also referred to an article describing conditions at Tesla factories as “unbearable” for employees and another alleging that Elon Musk’s family previously owned an emerald mine in Zambia. The alleged Anonymous hacker said that the billionaire CEO’s actions “show a clear disregard for the average working person”.
The masked activist then cited earlier comments from Musk, which may illustrate his reported ambivalence. The hacker presented a quote from Musk that said, “We’ll clean whoever we want” in reference to the US-backed coup against the ousted Bolivian President Evo Morales.
The person also revealed a quote from the CEO jokingly referring to himself as the “Emperor of Mars” in relation to his stated goal to colonize the planet. The anonymous member went on to explain that Musk claimed that “a bunch of people are likely to die” on the mission.
Who are the members of Anonymous?
Anonymous is a decentralized international activist collective / movement best known for its numerous cyber attacks against multiple governments, government institutions and corporations.
Due to the anonymity of the group, nobody knows who is involved in the infamous hacker collective and what their actual motives are. Every video from Anonymous shows a speaker in a mask with a completely distorted voice.
The speaker ended the video with the familiar closing words: “You may think you’re the smartest person in the room, but now you’ve met your mate. We are anonymous. We are a legion. Expect us. “
Who really posted the video?
There are some doubts as to the accuracy of the video’s source, however – was it really posted anonymously? Various accounts associated with the hacking collective have reported opposing reactions to the video.
The Twitter account YourAnonCentral is the most popular account and is considered the most reliable, has denied any involvement in the latest video about Musk. This account has been active since April 2011 and has 6.7 million followers.
On the contrary, another account called YourAnonNews, which was also created in 2011, is said to have supported the latest video. Hence, it is difficult to say whether this recent viral video is an authentic message from the Anonymous group.
Just twenty minutes into the video’s release, Elon Musk quickly responded to the clip by tweeting, “Don’t kill what you hate, save what you love.”
The viral video has now reached over 1 million views, igniting the frustration of countless cryptocurrency investors. Have you seen the video yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!