Who Is Anonymous: 10 Key FactsAnonymous 'hacktivists' aim to expose what they call government and establishment hypocrisy. Take a closer look at the group, its offshoots, and its infamous attacks.
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While LulzSec announced its retirement, or at least the retirement of its brand name, members of the group went on to commission--and likely, participate in--a co-branded effort with Anonymous dubbed Operation AntiSec. The new effort was ostensibly devoted to taking down established information security vendors, on account of their scaremongering techniques.
But practically speaking, many of the group's exploits have involved hacking into law enforcement agencies' websites and databases, defacing those websites, and releasing personal information on law enforcement personnel. Targets have included organizations as diverse as the Arizona Department of Public Safety and the Zimbabwean government.
Anonymous Leaks Law Enforcement Forensic Secrets
Anonymous Hacks Wal-Mart, CapitalOne, Finland, El Salvador
Anonymous Cracks Cops Data Again
Did Anonymous Crash Israeli Government Websites?
AntiSec Hacks Booz Allen, Posts Confidential Military Email
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