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The picture on this demotivational poster is often used on websites associated with Anonymous
.Anonymous (used as a mass noun) is a label and Internet meme adopted within Internet culture to represent the actions of many online community users acting anonymously, usually toward a loosely agreed-upon goal.^ It assigns each user a unique ID, which is used to allow others to send you e-mail anonymously.

It is generally considered to be a blanket term for members of certain Internet subcultures.[1]
Actions attributed to Anonymous are undertaken by unidentified individuals who apply the Anonymous label to themselves.[2] .After a series of controversial, widely-publicized protests and reprisal DDoS attacks by Anonymous in 2008, incidents linked to its cadre members are said to be increasingly common.^ Comment by Okay I'm Anonymous Now on May 17, 2008 2:46 am Lady, it’s a protest.

^ Comment by Louanne on May 17, 2008 3:42 am Harassment is “the usual” for Anonymous but no serious protest does instigate: .

[3]
Although not necessarily tied to a single online entity, many websites are strongly associated with Anonymous. This includes notable imageboards such as 4chan and Futaba, their associated wikis, Encyclopedia Dramatica, and a number of forums.[4]

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Origins as a concept and a meme

.The name Anonymous itself is inspired by the perceived anonymity under which users post images and comments on the Internet.^ Posted by: Gerbly at February 12, 2008 01:50 PM Y'know, it amuses me that the Co$ / Anonymous war has spilled over from wikis and Youtube to blog comments.

^ The Anonymous Fallacy (By Phil) When someone posts to Usenet anonymously, a typical reaction can be "I don't listen to what you write, because you didn't use your real name".

^ February 13, 2008 10:49 AM Post a comment Name: Email Address: URL: Remember personal info?

Usage of the term Anonymous in the sense of a shared identity began on imageboards. A tag of Anonymous is assigned to visitors who leave comments without identifying the originator of the posted content. Users of imageboards sometimes jokingly acted as if Anonymous were a real person. As the popularity of imageboards increased, the idea of Anonymous as a collective of unnamed individuals became an internet meme.[5]
.Anonymous broadly represents the concept of any and all people as an unnamed collective.^ Anonymity in the press (By Avi Baumstein) Due to several cases of people abusing remailers, the concept of digital anonymity often gets bad press.

Definitions tend to emphasize the fact that the term cannot be readily encompassed by a simple definition, and instead it is often defined by aphorisms describing perceived qualities.
[Anonymous is] the first internet-based superconsciousness. Anonymous is a group, in the sense that a flock of birds is a group. .How do you know they're a group?^ I don't know how they could possibly remain a common carrier.
  • Hacker News | Apparently AT&T has started blocking 4chan 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC news.ycombinator.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Although I know a few things you shouldn’t do, perhaps our police will set the record straight, perhaps show us how they react and why when they make a traffic stop in Spokane.
  • Spokesman.com | Blogs | Community Comment 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC www.spokesman.com [Source type: General]

^ But you're right, I don't know how they could possibly remain a common carrier.
  • Hacker News | Apparently AT&T has started blocking 4chan 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC news.ycombinator.com [Source type: Original source]

Because they're travelling in the same direction. At any given moment, more birds could join, leave, peel off in another direction entirely.
—Landers, Chris, Baltimore City Paper, April 2, 2008.[6]

Composition

Anonymous consists largely of users from multiple imageboards and internet forums. In addition, several wikis and Internet Relay Chat networks are maintained to overcome the limitations of traditional imageboards. These modes of communication are the means by which Anonymous protesters participating in Project Chanology communicate and organize upcoming protests.[7][8]
.A "loose coalition of Internet denizens",[9] the group is banded together by the internet, through sites such as 4chan,[7][9] 711chan,[7] , Encyclopedia Dramatica,[10] IRC channels,[7] and YouTube.^ A lot of the comments on the wider internet are of the tone "oh I wonder what 4chan will do, AT&T have messed up this time" - but isn't that missing the point - that AT&T have censored a site?
  • Hacker News | Apparently AT&T has started blocking 4chan 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC news.ycombinator.com [Source type: Original source]

[1]
.Social networking services, such as Facebook, are used for the creation of groups which reach out to people to mobilize in real-world protests.^ This could help you keep the work of JavaScript and Perl programmers ( assuming you were using different people ) seperate, without creating cross-dependencies between their code, such as variable names.
  • Data::JavaScript::Anon 16 October 2009 3:12 UTC cpan.uwinnipeg.ca [Source type: Reference]

^ Our groups, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
  • Al-Anon Three Legacies Al-Anon Twelve Steps Traditions Concepts 16 October 2009 3:12 UTC www.san-antonio-alanon.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The majority uses the Twelve Steps and Traditions, service guidelines and Concepts, along with Al-Anon Slogans to help them reach decisions.
  • New York City Al-Anon 16 October 2009 3:12 UTC www.nycalanon.org [Source type: News]

[11]
.Anonymous has no leader or controlling party, and relies on the collective power of its individual participants acting in such a way that the net effect benefits the group.^ Planning of special events such as a group anniversary, gratitude meeting, open meeting, special speaker, or participation in an AA event .
  • New York City Al-Anon 16 October 2009 3:12 UTC www.nycalanon.org [Source type: News]

^ Groups that have found ways of increasing participation at business meetings share their successful strategies: .
  • New York City Al-Anon 16 October 2009 3:12 UTC www.nycalanon.org [Source type: News]

^ Anonymous is an Internet based community with no leaders or structure: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anonymous_%28group%29 ( Who's computer is this?
  • Usenet replayer's FAQ collection: alt.religion.scientology 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC www.usenet-replayer.com [Source type: General]

[9]
.A common tactic of Anonymous is to claim during "raids" that they are the work of eBaum's World, a site highly detested by Anonymous for theft of content from other sites.^ Alcoholics Anonymous ® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
  • Al-Anon Family Groups District 5 16 October 2009 3:12 UTC www.hvcn.org [Source type: News]

.Anyone who wants to can be Anonymous and work toward a set of goals…We have this agenda that we all agree on and we all coordinate and act, but all act independently toward it, without any want for recognition.^ It works the other way too: anyone who says that scientology is a money-grubbing cult must have been sent by the evil bio-psych overlords.
  • Furious Seasons: Comment on The Weird World Of Scientology 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC www.furiousseasons.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Furious Seasons 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC www.furiousseasons.com [Source type: General]

^ Anyone who doubts the progressive nature of this disease and its power to destroy lives - even without active alcoholism - should take a look at my family ...
  • Al Anon Family Groups 16 October 2009 3:12 UTC www.alanon.org.za [Source type: General]

We just want to get something that we feel is important done…
—a member of Anonymous, as quoted by Chris Landers in the Baltimore City Paper, April 2, 2008.[6]

Raids and invasions

The activities in this section were attributed to Anonymous either by their perpetrators or in the media. The actions taken by Anonymous do not seem to follow any single shared agenda. Those identifying with the term often take action simply for amusement. This is known within sites affiliated with Anonymous as "doing it for the lulz".

Habbo raids

A popular target for organized raids by Anonymous is Habbo, a popular social networking site designed as a virtual hotel. .The first major raid is known as the "Great Habbo Raid of '06", and a subsequent raid the following year is known as the "Great Habbo Raid of '07".[12] In that raid (and most others that occur), users signed up to the Habbo site dressed in avatars of a black man wearing a grey suit and an Afro hairstyle and blocked entry to the pool, declaring that it was "closed due to AIDS",[12][13] flooding the site with internet sayings,[13] and forming swastika-like formations.^ Newsgroups (most of which form Usenet) are part of the Internet.
  • Usenet replayer's FAQ collection: alt.religion.scientology 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC www.usenet-replayer.com [Source type: General]
  • alt.religion.scientology critical FAQ 2.0.3 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC faqs.cs.uu.nl [Source type: General]

^ A lot of the comments on the wider internet are of the tone "oh I wonder what 4chan will do, AT&T have messed up this time" - but isn't that missing the point - that AT&T have censored a site?
  • Hacker News | Apparently AT&T has started blocking 4chan 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC news.ycombinator.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Comment by Anonymouslynotanonymous on June 12, 2008 6:23 am As an outside observer all I can say is this… I’ve kinda seen how both sides treat each other.

[13] When the raiders were banned, they complained of racism.[13] In response, the Habbo admins often ban users with avatars matching the profile of the raiders even months after the latest raid.[citation needed]

Hal Turner raid

According to white supremacist radio host Hal Turner, in December 2006 and January 2007 individuals who identified themselves as Anonymous took Turner's website offline, costing him thousands of dollars in bandwidth bills. As a result, Turner sued 4chan, eBaum's World, 7chan, and other websites for copyright infringement. He lost his plea for an injunction, however, and failed to receive letters from the court, which caused the lawsuit to lapse.[14]

Project Chanology

Protest by Anonymous against the practices and tax status of the Church of Scientology.
.The group gained worldwide press for Project Chanology, the protest against the Church of Scientology.^ Its interest in Scientology surfaced in a YouTube video in January 2008, setting off another wave of Internet activism against the CoS that entered the Real World the following month with worldwide monthly protests.
  • Usenet replayer's FAQ collection: alt.religion.scientology 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC www.usenet-replayer.com [Source type: General]

^ I guess that protests against my Church are ok for lulz but they are still hate crimes by legal definition.

^ There is clear evidence that the Church of Scientology likely created the “bomb threat from Anonymous.” Why don’t you address that pressing matter?” .

[15]
.On January 14, 2008, a video produced by the Church featuring an interview with Tom Cruise was leaked to the Internet and uploaded to YouTube.^ Its interest in Scientology surfaced in a YouTube video in January 2008, setting off another wave of Internet activism against the CoS that entered the Real World the following month with worldwide monthly protests.
  • Usenet replayer's FAQ collection: alt.religion.scientology 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC www.usenet-replayer.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted by: UnderTheThresher at February 12, 2008 04:29 PM RE:Co$ tried to suppress the Cruise video.

.[16][17][18] The Church of Scientology issued a copyright violation claim against YouTube requesting the removal of the video.^ Its interest in Scientology surfaced in a YouTube video in January 2008, setting off another wave of Internet activism against the CoS that entered the Real World the following month with worldwide monthly protests.
  • Usenet replayer's FAQ collection: alt.religion.scientology 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC www.usenet-replayer.com [Source type: General]

^ Scientology religion; * (4) it has been and continues to be heavily abused with copyright * and trade secret violations and serves no purpose other than condoning * these illegal practices.
  • Usenet replayer's FAQ collection: alt.religion.scientology 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC www.usenet-replayer.com [Source type: General]
  • alt.religion.scientology critical FAQ 2.0.3 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC faqs.cs.uu.nl [Source type: General]

^ The reasons for requesting its removal are: (1) It was started with a * forged message; 2) not discussed on alt.config; (3) it has the name * "scientology" in its title which is a trademark and is misleading, as * a.r.s.
  • Usenet replayer's FAQ collection: alt.religion.scientology 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC www.usenet-replayer.com [Source type: General]
  • alt.religion.scientology critical FAQ 2.0.3 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC faqs.cs.uu.nl [Source type: General]

[19] In response to this, Anonymous formulated Project Chanology.[7][20][21][22] .Calling the action by the Church of Scientology a form of Internet censorship, members of Project Chanology organized a series of denial-of-service attacks against Scientology websites, prank calls, and black faxes to Scientology centers.^ The “net wars” between Anonymous and various other Internet groups and the Church of Scientology are nearly legend now.
  • Spokesman.com | Blogs | Community Comment 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC www.spokesman.com [Source type: General]

^ They lack even the basic clue to understand that prank-calling orders for pizzas and taxis to Scientology churches don't really harass the church as much as it harasses the innocent pizza company and taxi company.

^ There is a wealth of information about Scientology on hundreds of Internet websites, more than you will ever have time to read.
  • Usenet replayer's FAQ collection: alt.religion.scientology 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC www.usenet-replayer.com [Source type: General]
  • alt.religion.scientology critical FAQ 2.0.3 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC faqs.cs.uu.nl [Source type: General]

[23]
Message to Scientology.ogv
"Message to Scientology", January 21, 2008
.On January 21, 2008, individuals claiming to speak for Anonymous announced their goals and intentions via a video posted to YouTube entitled "Message to Scientology", and a press release declaring a "War on Scientology" against both the Church of Scientology and the Religious Technology Center.^ Anonymous is an Internet based community with no leaders or structure: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anonymous_%28group%29 Its interest in Scientology surfaced in a YouTube video in January 2008, setting off another wave of Internet activism against the CoS that entered the Real World the following month with worldwide monthly protests.
  • alt.religion.scientology critical FAQ 2.0.3 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC faqs.cs.uu.nl [Source type: General]

^ Its interest in Scientology surfaced in a YouTube video in January 2008, setting off another wave of Internet activism against the CoS that entered the Real World the following month with worldwide monthly protests.
  • Usenet replayer's FAQ collection: alt.religion.scientology 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC www.usenet-replayer.com [Source type: General]

^ So does the Church of Scientology , so do the Mormons, Catholics, most groups I know, except “Anonymous”.

[22][24][25] .In the press release, the group states that the attacks against the Church of Scientology will continue in order to protect the right to freedom of speech, and end what they believe to be the financial exploitation of church members.^ It’s “Attacks on Scientology,” which promises destruction to anyone with the temerity to look at the “Church” objectively.

^ So does the Church of Scientology , so do the Mormons, Catholics, most groups I know, except “Anonymous”.

^ Ultimately, they were bought in Bankruptcy Court by the Church of Scientology (1997), which now operates the new Cult Awareness Network as a promotional arm of the church.
  • Spokesman.com | Blogs | Community Comment 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC www.spokesman.com [Source type: General]

[26] .A new video "Call to Action" appeared on YouTube on January 28, 2008, calling for protests outside Church of Scientology centers on February 10, 2008.[27][28] On February 2, 2008, 150 people gathered outside of a Church of Scientology center in Orlando, Florida to protest the organization's practices.^ Is it “any protest outside of a Scientology org”?

^ Its interest in Scientology surfaced in a YouTube video in January 2008, setting off another wave of Internet activism against the CoS that entered the Real World the following month with worldwide monthly protests.
  • Usenet replayer's FAQ collection: alt.religion.scientology 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC www.usenet-replayer.com [Source type: General]

^ Comment by Louanne on May 30, 2008 3:34 pm @ Comment by Nobody on May 29, 2008 10:27 pm .

[29][30][31][32] Small protests were also held in Santa Barbara, California,[33] and Manchester, England.[30][34] .On February 10, 2008, about 7,000 people protested in more than 93 cities worldwide.^ Comment by ErroneousAssumptions on June 6, 2008 10:12 pm “Isn’t there anything about Scientology that you find puzzling?

^ Comment by Okay I'm Anonymous Now on May 18, 2008 5:04 am BS, the last time I checked the Catholics still had a Pope and their organizational setup has not changed since more than 1,000 years.

^ BS, the last time I checked the Catholics still had a Pope and their organizational setup has not changed since more than 1,000 years.

[35][36] .Many protesters wore masks based on the character V from V for Vendetta (who in turn was influenced by Guy Fawkes), or otherwise disguised their identities, in part to protect themselves from reprisals from the Church.^ Same, mainly because Guy Fawkes masks are expensive and I don’t know enough about British history to know what I’d be promoting.

^ If it’s people wearing Guy Fawkes masks, some Scientologists in LA would be considered Anon.

^ No mask, though I did cover my face and wear concealing clothing to protest my identity from the (several) Scientologist photographers, including one guy -hiding in a bush-.

[37][38]
.Anonymous held a second wave of protests on March 15, 2008 in cities all over the world, including Boston, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Vancouver, Toronto, Berlin, and Dublin.^ Its interest in Scientology surfaced in a YouTube video in January 2008, setting off another wave of Internet activism against the CoS that entered the Real World the following month with worldwide monthly protests.
  • Usenet replayer's FAQ collection: alt.religion.scientology 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC www.usenet-replayer.com [Source type: General]

^ Comment by Okay I'm Anonymous Now on May 17, 2008 2:46 am Lady, it’s a protest.

^ Comment by veritas on May 15, 2008 6:47 am Hey Anonymous people on here, am curious as to what religion or lack of you espouse?

The global turnout was estimated to be "between 7000 and 8000", a number similar to that of the first wave.[39] .The third wave of the protests took place on April 12, 2008.[40][41] Named "Operation Reconnect", it aimed to increase awareness of the Church of Scientology's disconnection policy.^ Its interest in Scientology surfaced in a YouTube video in January 2008, setting off another wave of Internet activism against the CoS that entered the Real World the following month with worldwide monthly protests.
  • Usenet replayer's FAQ collection: alt.religion.scientology 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC www.usenet-replayer.com [Source type: General]

^ My problem is the families that have been torn apart, the people who have been hurt, the people who have been stalked and harassed, and the many questionable policies of the Church of Scientology.

^ Comment by ErroneousAssumptions on June 14, 2008 9:12 pm “I know that you are critical of Scientology.

[16]
.On October 17, 2008, an 18-year-old from New Jersey described himself as a member of Anonymous, and he stated that he would plead guilty to involvement in the January 2008 DDoS attacks against Church of Scientology websites.^ Anonymous” now focused on members and buildings of the Church of Scientology.

^ Comment by Louanne on May 18, 2008 12:53 am @Comment by AnonymousNow’s /b/ackup on May 17, 2008 8:46 pm .

^ It’s “Attacks on Scientology,” which promises destruction to anyone with the temerity to look at the “Church” objectively.

[42][43]
.On December 02, 2009, Anonymous held a competition "Scientology Sucks: A Contest" and asked the contestants to carry out (legal) pranks on the Church of Scientology and offered $1000, $300 and $75 (initially $400, $100 and $50) from donation money for the top three entries.^ So does the Church of Scientology , so do the Mormons, Catholics, most groups I know, except “Anonymous”.

^ There is clear evidence that the Church of Scientology likely created the “bomb threat from Anonymous.” Why don’t you address that pressing matter?

^ The “net wars” between Anonymous and various other Internet groups and the Church of Scientology are nearly legend now.
  • Spokesman.com | Blogs | Community Comment 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC www.spokesman.com [Source type: General]

[44] .The contest was won by a user who called himself MalcontentNazi for his video Scientology's Secret Nazi Ties in which he dressed as a Nazi and stood in front of a Scientology church and praised the church and consequently made a prank call to the church asking them why they were not able to pull the guy who dressed himself as a Nazi and made fun of them off the streets.^ That’s why I made a point of asking for the page #s.

^ They call themselves the “Old Guard” now and consider you guys as their “pupils”.

^ Ultimately, they were bought in Bankruptcy Court by the Church of Scientology (1997), which now operates the new Cult Awareness Network as a promotional arm of the church.
  • Spokesman.com | Blogs | Community Comment 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC www.spokesman.com [Source type: General]

[45]
Protests continued, and took advantage of media events such as the premiere of the Tom Cruise movie Valkyrie, where the venue was chosen in part to reduce exposure to the protests.[46]

Epilepsy Foundation forum invasion

.On March 28, 2008, Wired News reported that "Internet griefers"—a makeshift term for people whose only interest are in harassing others[47]—assaulted an epilepsy support forum run by the Epilepsy Foundation of America.^ Should not the same rules apply when someone else proposes to do the same to people whose only “crime” is a spiritual handicap?

[48] JavaScript code and flashing computer animations were posted with the intention of triggering migraine headaches and seizures in photosensitive and pattern-sensitive epileptics.[48] According to Wired News, circumstantial evidence suggested that the attack was perpetrated by Anonymous users, with the initial attack posts on the epilepsy forum blaming eBaum's World. .Members of the epilepsy forum claimed they had found a thread in which the attack was being planned at 7chan.org, an imageboard that has been described as a stronghold for Anonymous.^ I’ve never claimed to “be a member of Anonymous.” I’m just anonymous by default because I don’t give a name.

The thread, like all old threads eventually do on these types of imageboards, has since cycled to deletion.[48]
RealTechNews reported that the forum at the United Kingdom–based National Society for Epilepsy was also subjected to an identical attack. .It stated that "apparent members of Anonymous" had denied responsibility for both attacks and posted that it had been the Church of Scientology who carried them out.^ Anonymous” now focused on members and buildings of the Church of Scientology.

^ But taking every opportunity to convince anyone who cares to listen how bad the attacker is, that’s not one of the responses the attack itself brings about.

^ It’s “Attacks on Scientology,” which promises destruction to anyone with the temerity to look at the “Church” objectively.

[49] .News.com.au reported that the administrators of 7chan.org had posted an open letter claiming that the attacks had been carried out by the Church of Scientology "to ruin the public opinion of Anonymous, to lessen the effect of the lawful protests against their virulent organization" under the Church's fair game policy.^ I’m more concerned with the reported abuses and questionable policies of the Church of Scientology.

^ It’s “Attacks on Scientology,” which promises destruction to anyone with the temerity to look at the “Church” objectively.

^ So does the Church of Scientology , so do the Mormons, Catholics, most groups I know, except “Anonymous”.

[47] The Tech Herald reported that when the attack began, posts referenced multiple groups, including Anonymous. .The report attributes the attack to a group named "The Internet Hate Machine" (a reference to the KTTV Fox 11 news report), who claim to be part of Anonymous, but are not the same faction that are involved in the campaign against Scientology.^ I’ve never claimed to “be a member of Anonymous.” I’m just anonymous by default because I don’t give a name.

^ It was Anonymous who chose to back the criminal doing the posting of the copyrighted DVD (Mark Bunker) and go after Scientology.

^ Comment by Okay I'm Anonymous Now on May 11, 2008 6:55 am Specifically who have we false reported on?

[50]
.Some Anonymous participants of Project Chanology suggest that the perpetrators are internet users who merely remained anonymous in the literal sense, and thus had no affiliation with the larger anti-Scientology efforts attributed to Anonymous.^ Anonymous is who we are; Chanology is what we do.

^ Unless she has evidence that this alleged bomb threat came from a former or present member of Project Chanology, her claims are nothing but a defamation of MY character as a citizen of the Internet.

^ The “net wars” between Anonymous and various other Internet groups and the Church of Scientology are nearly legend now.
  • Spokesman.com | Blogs | Community Comment 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC www.spokesman.com [Source type: General]

[50] .During an interview with CNN, Scientologist Tommy Davis accused Anonymous of hacking into the Epilepsy Foundation website to make it display imagery intended to cause epileptic seizures.^ I would say, as Okay I’m Anonymous Now did, that almost every response by a Scientologist fits into at least one of the categories I outlined.

^ CNN in an interview with Tommy Davis even said there was no links and the only thing the spokes person could say was “Come see for yourself…”.

.Interviewer John Roberts contended the FBI said that it "found nothing to connect this group Anonymous (with these actions)", and that it also has "no reason to believe that these charges will be leveled against this group".[51] The response was that the matter was on the hands of local law enforcement and that there were ongoing investigations.^ No one has ever said that individuals aren’t responsible for their -own- actions.

^ You get local responses on local situations, like the statement on the Anonymous anthrax scare in Los Angeles about which no other organization has said anything.

^ Is that your idea of avoiding personal responsibility for the actions of your group.

[51]

Defacement of SOHH and AllHipHop websites

The second in a series of five defaced SOHH banners and headline feeders, vandalized by hackers.
In late June 2008, users who identified themselves as Anonymous claimed responsibility for a series of attacks against the SOHH (Support Online Hip Hop) website.[52] The attack was reported to have begun in retaliation for insults made by members of SOHH's "Just Bugging Out" forum against 4chan's users. The attack against the website took place in stages, as Anonymous users flooded the SOHH forums, which were then shut down. .On June 23, 2008, the group which identified themselves as Anonymous organized DDOS attacks against the website, successfully eliminating over 60% of the website's service capacity.^ Comment by T on June 6, 2008 6:49 am @Comment by Okay I’m Anonymous Now on June 5, 2008 11:14 pm .

^ Comment by T on June 6, 2008 7:13 am @Comment by Okay I’m Anonymous Now on June 6, 2008 12:48 am .

^ Comment by Okay I'm Anonymous Now on June 23, 2008 12:58 am Hm.

.On June 27, 2008, the hackers utilized cross-site scripting to alter the website's main page with satirical images and headlines referencing numerous racial stereotypes and slurs, and also successfully stole information from SOHH employees.^ Comment by Louanne on June 6, 2008 3:27 am @ Comment by Nobody is still sort of here… on June 5, 2008 12:47 am .

^ Comment by Nobody on June 4, 2008 9:28 pm Also, I’ve visited this site way more than enturb, if that means anything to you.

^ Comment by T on June 14, 2008 9:27 am @Comment by T on June 14, 2008 9:24 am .

[53]

No Cussing Club

.In January 2009 members of Anonymous targeted California teen McKay Hatch who runs the No Cussing Club, a website against profanity.^ You seem to think that any “member” of Anonymous is some evil, religious hating, criminal bigot who hates anything happy and positive in the world.

^ Anonymous is an Internet based community with no leaders or structure: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anonymous_%28group%29 ( Who's computer is this?
  • Usenet replayer's FAQ collection: alt.religion.scientology 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC www.usenet-replayer.com [Source type: General]

^ I don’t know anyone you is not defending her/himself against burglars but I don’t know anyone else but Carasov who seems to have a compulsion to put it on a website, specifically mentioning Scientologist as his preferred burglar.

[54][55] .As Hatch's home address phone number, and other personal information were leaked online, his family has received much hate mail, obscene phone calls, and bogus pizza and pornography deliveries.^ There was at least one other person outside of my home state that experienced the same problem on U-Verse as well.
  • Hacker News | Apparently AT&T has started blocking 4chan 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC news.ycombinator.com [Source type: Original source]

[56]

YouTube Porn Day

On May 20, 2009, members of Anonymous uploaded numerous pornographic videos onto YouTube.[57] Many of these videos were disguised as children's videos or family friendly videos with tags such as "jonas brothers".[57] YouTube has since removed all videos uploaded. The BBC contacted one of the uploaders who stated that it was a '4chan raid' organised due to the removal of music videos from YouTube.[58] .BBC News reported that one victim posted a comment saying: "I'm 12 years old and what is this?"[58] which went on to become an internet meme.^ Post a new comment ) .

Operation Titstorm

Occurred from 8am, February 10, 2010 as a protest against the Australian Government over the forthcoming internet filtering legislation and the perceived censorship in pornography of small-breasted women (who are thought to be under age) and female ejaculation. The protest consisted of a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) on Australian Government websites. An attack five months ago had not been successful. .The Australian anti-censorship groups complained that the attack only hurts their cause, and Australian government members dismissed the attack and said that they would just restore the service when the attack finished.^ So, in that case who/whom would I have said was being anti-social?

[59][60] Analysis of the attacks cited their peak bandwidth at under 17Mbit, a figure considered small when compared with other DDoS attacks.[61]

KTTV Fox 11 news report

KTTV Fox 11 investigative report on Anonymous.
.On July 26, 2007, KTTV Fox 11 News based in Los Angeles, California aired a report on Anonymous, calling them a group of "hackers on steroids", "domestic terrorists", and collectively an "Internet hate machine". The report covered an attack on a MySpace user, who claimed to have had his MySpace account "hacked" into seven times by Anonymous, and plastered with images of gay pornography.^ Back in the 60’s I encountered my first taste of Scientology in their headquarters, Los Angeles, California.
  • Spokesman.com | Blogs | Community Comment 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC www.spokesman.com [Source type: General]

^ Comment by Okay I'm Anonymous Now on May 11, 2008 6:55 am Specifically who have we false reported on?

^ In the past few months, we’ve had org leaders and spokespeople claim that Anonymous is: 1: A threatening group of terrorists 2: A bunch of teenaged hackers who rarely leave the basement 3: A bunch of college kids who are being paid to protest 4: A serious issue and an immediate threat to the safety of local Scientologists 5: A minor annoyance 6: Not even worth noticing.

The MySpace user also claimed a virus written by Anonymous hackers was sent to him and to ninety friends on his MySpace contact list, crashing thirty-two of his friends' computers. .The report featured an unnamed former "hacker" who had fallen out with Anonymous and explained his view of the Anonymous culture.^ Comment by Okay I'm Anonymous Now on May 11, 2008 6:55 am Specifically who have we false reported on?

^ Comment by Okay I'm Anonymous Now on May 11, 2008 6:52 am Specifically who have we false reported on?

In addition, the report also mentioned "raids" on Habbo, a "national campaign to spoil the new Harry Potter book ending", and threats to "bomb sports stadiums".[3][62]
The day following the Fox report, Wired News blogger and journalist Ryan Singel derided the report, stating that the "hacker group" in fact consisted of "supremely bored 15-year olds", and that the news report was "by far the funniest prank anyone on the board has ever pulled off".[63] In February 2008, an Australia-based Today Tonight broadcast included a segment of the Fox report, preceded by the statement: "The Church of Scientology has ramped up the offensive against Anonymous, accusing the group of religious bigotry and claiming they are sick, twisted souls."[64]

Internet vigilantism reports

Chris Forcand arrest

On December 7, 2007, the Canada-based Toronto Sun newspaper published a report on the arrest of the alleged Internet predator Chris Forcand.[65] Forcand, 53, was charged with two counts of luring a child under the age of 14, attempt to invite sexual touching, attempt exposure, possessing a dangerous weapon, and carrying a concealed weapon.[66] .The report stated that Forcand was already being tracked by "cyber-vigilantes who seek to out anyone who presents with a sexual interest in children" before police investigations commenced.^ There have been a hand full of Scientologists who came there seeking information already and we’ve provided it.

^ There are people out there who aren’t even Scientologists that believe they are spiritual beings.

[65]
.A Global Television Network report identified the group responsible for Forcand's arrest as a "self-described Internet vigilant group called Anonymous" who contacted the police after some members were "propositioned" by Forcand with "disgusting photos of himself". The report also stated that this is the first time a suspected Internet predator was arrested by the police as a result of Internet vigilantism.^ Anonymous is an Internet based community with no leaders or structure: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anonymous_%28group%29 ( Who's computer is this?
  • Usenet replayer's FAQ collection: alt.religion.scientology 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC www.usenet-replayer.com [Source type: General]

^ The “net wars” between Anonymous and various other Internet groups and the Church of Scientology are nearly legend now.
  • Spokesman.com | Blogs | Community Comment 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC www.spokesman.com [Source type: General]

^ If you are an Al-Anon or Alateen member who notices that the meeting information listed here is incorrect, please advise your Group Representative.
  • Al-Anon and Alateen Meetings in Northern Alberta, CANADA 16 October 2009 3:12 UTC al-anon.ab.ca [Source type: General]

[67]

Hacktivism

2009 Iranian election protests

Front page of The Pirate Bay, 20 June 2009. Anonymous, together with The Pirate Bay, launched an Iranian Green Party Support site Anonymous Iran.
Following allegations of vote rigging after the results of the June 2009 Iranian Presidential Elections were announced, declaring Iranian's Incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the winner, thousands of Iranians participated in demonstrations. Anonymous, together with the The Pirate Bay, launched an Iranian Green Party Support site Anonymous Iran. .The site has drawn over 22,000 supporters world wide and allows for information exchange between the world and Iran, despite attempts by the Iranian government to censor news about the riots on the internet.^ There is a wealth of information about Scientology on hundreds of Internet websites, more than you will ever have time to read.
  • Usenet replayer's FAQ collection: alt.religion.scientology 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC www.usenet-replayer.com [Source type: General]
  • alt.religion.scientology critical FAQ 2.0.3 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC faqs.cs.uu.nl [Source type: General]

The site provides resources and support to Iranians who are protesting.[68][69]

Operation Didgeridie

In September 2009 the group reawakened "in order to protect civil rights" after several governments began to block access to its imageboards. .The blacklisting of Krautchan.net in Germany infuriated many, but the tipping point was the Australian government's posturing[70] as it planned to go ahead with ISP-level censorship of the internet.^ When will people learn that whole point of the Internet is to make censorship impossible?
  • Hacker News | Apparently AT&T has started blocking 4chan 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC news.ycombinator.com [Source type: Original source]

The policy was spearheaded by Stephen Conroy and had been driven aggressively[71] by the Rudd Government since its election in 2007.
Early in the evening of September 9, Anonymous took down the prime minister's website with a distributed denial-of-service attack. The site was taken offline for approximately one hour.[72]

See also

Composition
Project Chanology

References

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External links

Department of Justice Anonymous Member Arrest Press Release,
  • Mrozek, Thom (October 17, 2008). ."New Jersey Man Charged With Attacking Church of Scientology Websites In The Name Of Anonymous".^ Ultimately, they were bought in Bankruptcy Court by the Church of Scientology (1997), which now operates the new Cult Awareness Network as a promotional arm of the church.
    • Spokesman.com | Blogs | Community Comment 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC www.spokesman.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The “net wars” between Anonymous and various other Internet groups and the Church of Scientology are nearly legend now.
    • Spokesman.com | Blogs | Community Comment 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC www.spokesman.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Anything connected with Scientology or the Church of Scientology; since this is supposed to be a newsgroup, news and new information are particularly on topic.
    • Usenet replayer's FAQ collection: alt.religion.scientology 1 October 2009 3:57 UTC www.usenet-replayer.com [Source type: General]

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