February 28, 2011- 'Anonymous,' the group of online hacker activists that rose to prominence for laying cyber siege to a number of parties who opposed WikiLeaks, has launched its latest attack on the Americans for Prosperity website, a conservative organization funded by the billionaire Koch brothers.
Politico reports that the "Anonymous" actions left the Koch-backed website unavailable for periods late Sunday night, though it appears to be running normally at the time of publication.
In a press release, the group points to the Kochs' involvement in the ongoing standoff between public employees and Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin:
"Koch Industries, and oligarchs like them, have most recently started to manipulate the political agenda in Wisconsin," "Anonymous" writes. "Governor Walker's union-busting budget plan contains a clause that went nearly un-noticed. This clause would allow the sale of publicly owned utility plants in Wisconsin to private parties (specifically, Koch Industries) at any price, no matter how low, without a public bidding process. The Koch's have helped to fuel the unrest in Wisconsin and the drive behind the bill to eliminate the collective bargaining power of unions in a bid to gain a monopoly over the state's power supplies."