You may have heard the hype, Gen. Kieth B. Alexander Director of the NSA claims that famed hacker group Anonymous is planning to hack the American security grid. The question is why now after two years on the scene and why would a self proclaimed "hacktivist" organization seek to attack the infrastructure of the United States. For those of you not familiar with Anonymous, the group is a loosely associated collection of hacker groups who often act in collaboration to disrupt media sites and have been instrumental in online protests around the globe. The meme was originally coined on the 4chan site. Recently Anonymous has been in the news for hacking a FBI email and gaining access to a phone call between the FBI and Scotland Yard. Since 2008 Anonymous has become more and more active in politics and their protests have come to more and more focus on Anti-piracy legislation, the group was instrumental in keeping SOPA and PIPA from being passed. In my personal opinion the group has done nothing to warrant such accusations of conspiring to commit any terrorist acts. I don't see any attacks on American infrastructure anytime soon. This is likely a ploy by the U.S. government to instill fear into citizens of the group. I guess with Al-Queda on it's way out they need another boogeyman to rally people around some other pointless "war," war on drugs, war on terrorism, war on piracy, coming soon war on the American people themselves.