The website for the infamous organization of global power brokers known as the Bilderberg Group was taken down by hackers last week and replaced with an ominous warning.
The message posted on the website, attributed to a collaboration between Anonymous and a group known as the HackBack movement, told Bilderberg members that they have one year to turn their focus towards "work in favor of humans" rather than their own self interest.
Should the group not heed the hackers' warning, they said, "we will find you and we will hack you."
It went on to note that the group could control their electronics and spy on their communications, thus "you won't be safe anywhere near electricity anymore."
Known for their annual meetings where some of the world's richest and most powerful people gather to discuss global affairs, the Bilderberg group has long been tied to conspiracy theories surrounding a New World Order agenda.
The notoriously secretive invitation-only events have attracted increased attention in recent years as diligent reporters attempt to decipher what may be happening behind closed doors when the meetings take place.
Provided that the website takedown last week was genuine and not merely a prank, it would appear that the group has now drawn the ire of online hacktivists hoping to influence their agenda this year.
Whether it proves to be successful or not remains to be seen, but for an organization that strives to fly under the proverbial radar, finding themselves in the crosshairs of hackers is likely an unsettling development.
Coast Insiders looking to learn more about the world of Anonymous and hacktivism can check out the 7/29/2016 edition of the program featuring former hacker Gregg Housh.
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