[225][226] He jumped bail in February 2012 and fled across the border into Canada. [123] On August 14, Anonymous posted on its Twitter feed what it claimed was the name of the officer involved in the shooting. [155] A spokesman for Twitter told The Daily Dot that the company is not using the lists of accounts being reported by Anonymous, as they have been found to be "wildly inaccurate" and include accounts used by academics and journalists. [13][14], Long-standing political question that has gone unanswered with often tragic consequences for social movements. [citation needed], In April 2012, Anonymous hacked 485 Chinese government websites, some more than once, to protest the treatment of their citizens. [141], Since 2013, Saudi Arabian hacktivists have been targeting government websites protesting the actions of the regime. [160] The compromised data has been shared online, with the group claiming that they give the data back to Thailand Justice and the citizens of Thailand as well. [93], Several attacks by Anons have targeted organizations accused of homophobia. [83] Anons had announced an intention to bring down Amazon.com as well, but failed to do so, allegedly because of infighting with the hackers who controlled the botnets. [126] Twitter subsequently suspended the Anonymous account from its service. On October 28, 2015, Anonymous announced that it would reveal the names of up to 1,000 members of the Ku Klux Klan and other affiliated groups, stating in a press release, "You are terrorists that hide your identities beneath sheets and infiltrate society on every level. Ashley Rhodes, Peter Gibson, and another male had already pleaded guilty to the same charge for actions between August 2010 and January 2011. [119] With the addition of the long-term mutual aid communities of New York City and online hacktivists in the US, it took on an additional three suggested missions. According to what they found Epstein and Trump were co-defendants in the one case. While giving his final sermon on the mound Jesus says: "Fo…more If you read carefully, there is a little easter egg about this hidden in the book of Mathew. [177][third-party source needed], They further claimed to have evidence that the British royal family had Princess Diana murdered because she had incriminating evidence against the royal family's involvement in a sex-trafficking ring. [191] The group leaked some of InfraGard member e-mails and a database of local users. [77] Launching DDoS attacks with the LOIC, Anons quickly brought down the websites of the PayPal blog; PostFinance, a Swiss financial company denying service to WikiLeaks; EveryDNS, a web-hosting company that had also denied service; and the website of U.S. [184], In May 2011, the small group of Anons behind the HBGary Federal hack—including Tflow, Topiary, Sabu, and Kayla—formed the hacker group "Lulz Security", commonly abbreviated "LulzSec". Molly Wood of CNET wrote that "[i]f the SOPA/PIPA protests were the Web's moment of inspiring, non-violent, hand-holding civil disobedience, #OpMegaUpload feels like the unsettling wave of car-burning hooligans that sweep in and incite the riot portion of the play. [157] AnonSec group also claimed gaining access of a Global Hawk Drone of NASA, and released some video footage purportedly from the drone's cameras. [63] By September 2010, the group had received little publicity for a year and faced a corresponding drop in member interest; its raids diminished greatly in size and moved largely off of IRC channels, organizing again from the chan boards, particularly /b/.[64]. Since subjugating the desolate region of the Grand Canyon beginning in 2247, he has since forged his legion from 87 tribes - assimilated or … [158] NASA has denied the hack, asserting that the control of the drones were never compromised, but has acknowledged that the photos released along with the content are real photographs of its employees, but that most of these data are already available in the public domain. The privacy of the Ku Klux Klan no longer exists in cyberspace. Operation Safe Winter was an effort to raise awareness about homelessness through the collection, collation, and redistribution of resources. }}, xkcd.com is best viewed with Netscape Navigator 4.0 or below on a Pentium 3±1 emulated in Javascript on an Apple IIGS, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License. According to Topiary, who was in the command channel during the attack, the LOIC proved ineffective, and Anons were forced to rely on the botnets of two hackers for the attack, marshaling hijacked computers for a concentrated assault. [67] Anons also issued a press release, stating: Anonymous is tired of corporate interests controlling the internet and silencing the people’s rights to spread information, but more importantly, the right to SHARE with one another. [165], In late 2017, QAnon, a pro-Trump group claiming to be the "real" Anonymous, first emerged on 4chan. "[132] On January 12, they brought down a website that was suspected to belong to one of these groups. [188] The video, claiming that it is "a message for al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and other terrorists", was uploaded to the group's Belgian account. [66] On September 19, future LulzSec member Mustafa Al-Bassam (known as "Tflow") and other Anons hacked the website of Copyright Alliance, an anti-infringement group, and posted the name of the operation: "Payback Is A Bitch", or "Operation Payback" for short. [153][154] The list included the Twitter accounts of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, The New York Times and BBC News. [161], In March 2016, Anonymous was reported to have declared war on Donald Trump. We are now careening wildly down a hard dirt road to either civil war, secession, or simply an ignominious collapse of the Republic. [197] Tflow was arrested on July 19, 2011,[198] Topiary was arrested on July 27,[199] and Kayla was arrested on March 6, 2012. [204] On June 22, LulzSec Brazil took down the websites of the Government of Brazil and the President of Brazil. Rules 3, 4 and 5 often are recited as the motto and closing signature in Anonymous public announcements and press releases and, typically for operations and raid campaigns, since as early as 2009. [86], In the years following Operation Payback, targets of Anonymous protests, hacks, and DDoS attacks continued to diversify. More than 100 million Sony accounts were compromised, and the Sony services Qriocity and PlayStation Network were taken down for a month apiece by cyberattacks. [228] In January 2011, the British police arrested five male suspects between the ages of 15 and 26 with suspicion of participating in Anonymous DDoS attacks. [4] However, this may not always be the case as some of the collective prefer to instead cover their face without using the well-known mask as a disguise. Long-standing political question that has gone unanswered with often tragic consequences for social movements. Parmy Olson and others have criticized media coverage that presents the group as well-organized or homogeneous; Olson writes, "There was no single leader pulling the levers, but a few organizational minds that sometimes pooled together to start planning a stunt. Sam Esmail shared in an interview with Motherboard that he was inspired by Anonymous when creating the USA Network hacktivist drama, Mr. [49] 4chan users organized a raid against the Church in retaliation, prank-calling its hotline, sending black faxes designed to waste ink cartridges, and launching DDoS attacks against its websites. Timeline of events associated with Anonymous, Recording Industry Association of America, Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft, hundreds of thousands of leaked U.S. diplomatic cables, fatal police shooting of unarmed African-American Michael Brown, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Development, We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists, "Serious Business: Anonymous Takes On Scientology (and Doesn't Afraid of Anything)", "Freedom fighters or vandals? Rule 3. [189] They also attacked the login servers of the multiplayer online game EVE Online, which also disabled the game's front-facing website, and the League of Legends login servers. Using a SQL injection weakness, the four hacked the HBGary site, used Barr's captured password to vandalize his Twitter feed with racist messages, and released an enormous cache of HBGary's e-mails in a torrent file on Pirate Bay. Notes. 1 The officer was unable to handcuff the occupants because he had only one set of handcuffs. In February 2011, an open letter was published on AnonNews.org threatening the Westboro Baptist Church, an organization based in Kansas in the U.S. known for picketing funerals with signs reading "God Hates Fags". [236] Anonymous is sometimes stated to have changed the nature of protesting,[6][7] and in 2012, Time called it one of the "100 most influential people" in the world. Quinn Norton of Wired wrote of the group in 2011: I will confess up front that I love Anonymous, but not because I think they're the heroes. Some commentators also argued that the DDoS attacks by Anonymous following the January 2012 Stop Online Piracy Act protests had proved counterproductive. Other high-profile accusations involved Bill Gates and Naomi Campbell. Contractor ManTech", "Vanguard Defense Industries compromised by AntiSec", "Military Meltdown Monday: 90,000 military email profiles released by AntiSec", "Inside the hacking of Stratfor: the FBI's case against Antisec member Anarchaos", "Security alert: notes from the frontline of the war in cyberspace", "Scots hacker admits breaking into the CIA", "Verona man admits role in attack on Church of Scientology's websites", "Turkey Arrests 32 'Anonymous' Members & Opinion", "Detienen en Turquía a 32 presuntos miembros de 'Anonymous' – Noticias de Europa – Mundo", "Alleged 'Commander X' Anonymous hacker pleads not guilty", "Anon on the run: How Commander X jumped bail and fled to Canada", "How Barrett Brown went from Anonymous's PR to federal target", "Anonymous attacks PayPal in 'Operation Avenge Assange, "UK police arrest WikiLeaks backers for cyber attacks", "Police arrest 'hackers' in US, UK, Netherlands", "Fourteen Anonymous Hackers Arrested For "Operation Avenge Assange," LulzSec Leader Claims He's Not Affected – Forbes", "16 Suspected 'Anonymous' Hackers Arrested In Nationwide Sweep", "Anonymous hackers jailed for cyber attacks", "UK cops: How we sniffed out convicted AnonOps admin 'Nerdo, "National Security Agency calls hacktivist group 'Anonymous' a threat to national security", "Anonymous shuts down hidden child abuse hub", "Anonymous goes nuclear; everybody loses? Anonymous crashed Moore's servers and publicized much of his personal information online, including his social security number. Hacking", "LulzSec Releases Arizona Law Enforcement Data In Retaliation For Immigration Law", "LulzSec takes down Brazil government sites", "LulzBoat Sails On: Anonymous Dumps More Arizona Data", "Online security breach! We do not forget. [40] The not safe for work site celebrates a subversive "trolling culture", and documents Internet memes, culture, and events, such as mass pranks, trolling events, "raids", large-scale failures of Internet security, and criticism of Internet communities that are accused of self-censorship to gain prestige or positive coverage from traditional and established media outlets. Operation Oklahoma was a Mutual Aid effort responding to the 2013 flash floods and wind storms in the United States. [127], It was reported on November 19, 2014, that Anonymous had declared cyber war on the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) the previous week, after the KKK had made death threats following the Ferguson riots. By talking about it, we force our brains to recall the information. [97], In April 2011, Anons launched a series of attacks against Sony in retaliation for trying to stop hacks of the PlayStation 3 game console. This is a list of voice emote jokes for each race and each gender. [58] In-person protests against the Church continued throughout the year, including "Operation Party Hard" on March 15 and "Operation Reconnect" on April 12. As you point out, many of Trump’s most ardent supporters are college educated. And when they do something, it never goes quite as planned. Dozens of people have been arrested for involvement in Anonymous cyberattacks in countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, the Netherlands, Spain, India, and Turkey. Hackers leak social security numbers of cops in Missouri", "Anonymous releases private police information in name of Occupy Wall Street", "AntiSec hackers post stolen police data as revenge for arrests", "LulzSec Hacks 'News of the World' and 'The Sun,' Plants Fake Murdoch Death Story", "Anonymous Publishes Internal Documents from Govt. Those responsible ended … We are legion We are no one and everyone. Robot "the most accurate portrayal of security and hacking culture ever to grace the screen". More details. [69] Operation Payback's targets rapidly expanded to include the British law firm ACS:Law,[70] the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft,[71] the British nightclub Ministry of Sound,[72] the Spanish copyright society Sociedad General de Autores y Editores,[73] the U.S. Some anons also opt to mask their voices through voice changers or text-to-speech programs. Suit: We are Anonymous. [129] Anonymous also used BeenVerified to uncover the phone number and address of a police officer involved in the shooting. [115] This has not been the only march; there have been quite a few others over the years, such as the 2015 march, which formed into a riot and went out of control in London, UK. [34], Users of 4chan's /b/ board would occasionally join into mass pranks or raids. [36][a] Due to the growing traffic on 4chan's board, users soon began to plot pranks offline using Internet Relay Chat (IRC). {{Title text: STUDENTS ARE CALLING PRESIDENT JOHNSON EN MASSE TO PROTEST THE BOMBING AND IT'S JAMMED THE WHITE HOUSE SWITCHBOARD. [62], By the start of 2009, Scientologists had stopped engaging with protesters and had improved online security, and actions against the group had largely ceased. [43] The Web Ecology Project made a downloadable archive of former Encyclopedia Dramatica content. ... they are legion. [75], In November 2010, the organization WikiLeaks began releasing hundreds of thousands of leaked U.S. diplomatic cables. On November 5, 2013, Anonymous protesters gathered around the world for the Million Mask March. [88] In Operation Egypt, Anons collaborated with the activist group Telecomix to help dissidents access government-censored websites. ", "SOPA: Feds go after Megaupload as Congress reviews anti-piracy bills", "Hackers retaliate over Megaupload website shutdown", "Anonymous 101: Introduction to the Lulz", "Peeking behind the curtain at Anonymous: Gabriella Coleman at TEDGlobal 2012", "Mr. DDOSing the CIA website, stealing customer data and posting it online just for shits and giggles is not a good thing.[25]. [9] Anonymous' media profile diminished over the last few years,[10][11][12] but the group re-emerged in 2020 to support the George Floyd protests. [29][30] Quinn Norton of Wired writes that: "Anons lie when they have no reason to lie. For other uses, see, An emblem that is commonly associated with Anonymous. [144][145][146], In November 2015, Anonymous announced a major, sustained operation against ISIS following the November 2015 Paris attacks, declaring, "Anonymous from all over the world will hunt you down. In the wake of the fatal police shooting of unarmed African-American Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, "Operation Ferguson"—a hacktivist organization that claimed to be associated with Anonymous—organized cyberprotests against police, setting up a website and a Twitter account to do so. [202][203], Beginning in June 2011, hackers from Anonymous and LulzSec collaborated on a series of cyber attacks known as "Operation AntiSec". It also promised to organize counter-rallies on April 4, 2015. It later provided the IP addresses of 1,000 of its attackers to the FBI, leading to at least 14 arrests. Sabu also used a Tunisian volunteer's computer to hack the website of Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi, replacing it with a message from Anonymous. Anonymous is a group, in the sense that a flock of birds is a group. [176], On May 31, 2020, a person or group claiming to be part of the Anonymous collective tweeted that they have uploaded a number of documents to the Scribd account OpDeathEaters that contain incriminating evidence against U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Jeffrey Epstein in multiple cases of paedophilia, rape and sexual assault. [38] These raids resulted in the first mainstream press story on Anonymous, a report by Fox station KTTV in Los Angeles, California in the U.S. [16] A website associated with the group describes it as "an Internet gathering" with "a very loose and decentralized command structure that operates on ideas rather than directives". Gates recently suggested implementing a "national tracking system similar to South Korea" during an online Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Reddit. The project to support those living on the streets while causing division in its own online network has been able to partner with many efforts and organizations not traditionally associated with Anonymous or online activists. In its early form, the concept was adopted by a decentralized online community acting anonymously in a coordinated manner, usually toward a loosely self-agreed goal and primarily focused on entertainment (or lulz). [166][167][11], A group calling themselves Anonymous Africa launched a number of DDoS attacks on websites associated with the controversial South African Gupta family in mid-June 2016. But they are not your personal army – that's Rule 44 – yes, there are rules. "[240] Dwight Silverman of the Houston Chronicle concurred, stating that "Anonymous' actions hurt the movement to kill SOPA/PIPA by highlighting online lawlessness. Expect us. Rules 3, 4 and 5. [16] Gabriella Coleman writes of the group: "In some ways, it may be impossible to gauge the intent and motive of thousands of participants, many of who don't even bother to leave a trace of their thoughts, motivations, and reactions. This program began on November 7, 2013[116] after an online call to action from Anonymous UK. "[110], In response to Operation Pillar of Defense, a November 2012 Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip, Anons took down hundreds of Israeli websites with DDoS attacks. We have made sure of it.Anonymous Alpha Legion Chaos Space Marine The Alpha Legion is the Chaos Space Marine Traitor Legion about whom the least is known. How do you know they’re a group? [128], On November 24, 2014, Anonymous shut down the Cleveland city website and posted a video after Tamir Rice, a twelve-year-old boy armed only with a BB gun, was shot to death by a police officer in a Cleveland park. Robot. [111] Anons pledged another "massive cyberassault" against Israel in April 2013 in retaliation for its actions in Gaza, promising to "wipe Israel off the map of the Internet".