Most people are familiar with hacktivist group Anonymous. Having originated in 2003 in a 4chan chatroom, they are now comprised of hackers from all over the world. People applauded their efforts and accomplishments, having first made their mark back in 2008 when they attacked the Church of Scientology, dubbed Project Chanology. At one time they seemed to be directed by a splinter group called Lulzsec.
Parmy Olson, author of We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency, an exposé of the rise and fall of the original six members of Lulzsec, reveals in her book how they were singlehandedly responsible for orchestrating the DDoS attacks on PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, and the website of U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman. These hacks were in response to Wikileaks’ release of hundreds of thousands U.S. diplomatic cables. They called this “Operation Avenge Assange,” hijacking computers in a concentrated assault that shut down these websites for a set amount of time.
Their history runs deep and remains largely unconfirmed, but what we do know for sure about Anonymous is that they fight to protect our rights as citizens and work to expose injustices. Lately, however, it doesn’t seem like the work they do is actually geared toward making real change.
At one time or another, people really loved to hear what Anonymous had to say, especially in their video releases, where they threatened either a certain individual or organization. They’ve revealed the names of rapists, battled the Westboro Baptist Church, and even tackled the New York Stock Exchange — all admirable actions done to uncover corruption and bring justice to those who take advantage of their fellow humans.
Where have those hacktivists gone?
Another group, that does not represent the real anonymous but has a large following online, made headlines recently when they claimed that NASA was set to release that they’ve made contact with alien life. A video published on YouTube channel Anonymous Global, their unofficial YouTube channel, has already generated over 1.6 million views.
The video lacks substantial evidence, however, referencing snippets of a recent talk by NASA associate administrator Thomas Zurbuchen from ancient-code.com, and is also riddled with ads, which undermined the authenticity that most Anonymous videos embody.
NASA did finally offer a response though, and it’s not what Anonymous had predicted.
Anonymous has built a steady reputation over the years, stealing the hearts of young activists from all over the world, but what has happened to our strong and resilient group?
Theres no doubt that some people have profited off the name. After all, Anonymous is not just one person, but many, and it’s time that the real forces stepped forward and redeemed the name.
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