Howard Muff set his anti-virus program to scan his computer. Then he shut off his monitor and went to bed. When he woke up in the middle of the night to check on it, he got quite a surprise: the cyber-terrorist group, "Anonymous", was actively playing Solitaire at that very moment, on his computer.
Since that first time it happened again, twice, prompting Mr. Muff to contact a computer virus expert. "Actually I took my machine to that Nerd Squad thingy at that big box store. Very helpful. They traced it to "Anonymous". I thought they were kidding."
Anonymous, as a group are not above playing games on the internet. They once hacked the popular "Farmville", creating a farm where the animals attacked and ate unsuspecting farmers. they also hacked into Pentagon computers at one point, placing a version of "Angry Birds" on the servers. That hack went unnoticed for months because officials thought "Angry Birds" was military speak for enemy combatants.
"We [Anonymous] just happen to be a group of people on the internet who need - just kind of an outlet to do as we wish, that we wouldn't be able to do in regular society. ...That's more or less the point of it. Do as you wish." said Anonymous spokesperson, Trent Peacock, who wished to remain Anonymous.
"My computer monitor had the familiar Solitaire screen on it. At first I thought it was some glitch, but then I saw the cusor moving and cards being flipped." Mr. Muff explained, "and quite poorly too, I might add. You know for a group that's supposed to be so cyber-savvy, they sucked when it came to playing cards."