For several years on this blog and my previous blog, I have warned that the government will stage a cyberattack and claim that the hackers used open-source software. I warned that the government would use that as a pretext to ban open-source software – including Linux – and declare users/advocates of open-source software and GNU/Linux are cyberterrorists.
Now it has come out that the Wikileaks-inspired DDoS attacks were carried out using open-source software.
The government now has a pretext to ban open-source software, including GNU/Linux. The government now has a pretext to investigate users of open-source software and GNU/Linux as potential cyberterrorists. The Department of Homeland Security now has a pretext to seize domain names of websites which promote or advocate open-source software and GNU/Linux. So do not be surprised if in the near future you visit Ubuntu’s website and come across something similar to this: