Anti Corporate Anonymous Helps Time Warner Boost Profit

By | December 26, 2016

The Guy Fawkes mask adopted by Anonymous, the web’s most notorious group of hackers, as a symbol of their anarchic movement is inadvertently contributing to the profits of Time Warner, one of the largest media and entertainment companies in the world. Time Warner owns the rights to the image and is paid a licensing fee for each mask sold. Thanks to the Anonymous movement, sale of the rosy cheeked Guy Fawkes mask has skyrocketed in the United States. It is currently preferred to other cult favorites Harry Potter and Darth Vader.

The stark white plastic mask with blushed pink cheeks, a wide grin, thin black mustache and goatee, worn by hactivist group during public protests, was introduced in a 1980s comicbook and became famous by the central character in the movie ‘V,’ produced in 2006 by Warner Brothers. There are other victims of the hacktivists group are the Church of Scientology, the Koch brothers and as recently as early August, they claimed responsibility for compromising the website of Syrian Ministry of Defense.

“It’s a symbol of what Anonymous stands for, of fighting evil governments,” said one protester in San Francisco. We just thought people liked the V for Vendetta movie. Then one morning I saw a picture of these protesters wearing the mask in an online news article. I quickly showed my sales manager,� said Howard Beige.

Time Warner reportedly earned around $28 billion in revenue last year from the �V for Vendetta,� mask.

Guy Fawkes mask top on the sales list:- Apparently Time Warner owns the rights to the image and is paid a licensing fee for each mask sold. Thanks to the Anonymous movement, sale of the rosy cheeked Guy Fawkes mask has skyrocketed in the United States. It is currently preferred to other cult favorites Harry Potter and Darth Vader.

Rubie’s Costume, the New York company that produces the Guy Fawkes mask, is selling more than 100,000 pieces a year compared to about 5,000 each of its other masks. That costume shop sells the masks for $6.49 apiece on Amazon. Time Warner reportedly earned around $28 billion in revenue last year from the sale of the �V for Vendetta� mask. Howard Beige, executive vice president of Rubie’s Costume, stated, �We just thought people liked the V for Vendetta movie. Then one morning I saw a picture of these protesters wearing the mask in an online news article. I quickly showed my sales manager.�

Anonymous biggest hacks:- Anonymous has been targeting conservative groups and big corporations over recent months. Apart from launching joint attacks with affiliate hacker group LulzSec, Anonymous, which supports liberal causes, has been in the limelight for infiltrating the websites of Visa, Mastercard, Amazon, Paypal and NewsCorp and government offices such as the United States’ CIA and the UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency.

The other victims of the hacktivists group are the Church of Scientology, the Koch brothers and as recently as early August, they claimed responsibility for compromising the website of Syrian Ministry of Defense.