Well this is, ugh, INTERESTING.
There are some extremely talented and dangerous hackers in Anonymous, but there are also a lot of angry teenagers, and they tend to "protest" in stupid ways, like hitting government websites with DDoS attacks.
Hey, remember the Islamic fundamentalists we've all come to fear were going to kill us all because they hate freedom so much.
It seems that nobody over the age of forty seems able to comprehend that taking down a website is a fairly easy thing to do.
I don't know how many of you have seen the BBC's version of "Sherlock Holmes," which also airs on PBS in the United States.
A favorite tool of Anonymous and whiners who think they're Anonymous, the denial-of-service (DoS) attack is, basically, shutting down a website by making it impossible to connect to the Internet.
Just in case you were wondering, Mexican drug lords are following through on their promise to kill people who say things on the internet about them that they don't like.