The collective group Anonymous has accomplished much despite those opposing the group for political purposes repeatedly claim.
For a group which began on the forum 4Chan in 2003 only to prevail in its many quests throughout the Internet, this phenomena is indeed unique. There are no other groups fighting for the greater good utilizing their collective anonymity to fight censorship, pedophilia, and oppressive countries while promoting civil disobedience as a main subset of their functionary tool.
And now, their heroics will be preserved forever.
Watch the trailer for the documentary: We are Legion, the Story of the Hacktivists:
From their most publicized beginnings of attacking the cult group,’Church of Scientology’, in which this ‘Church’ was forced to spend Godless sums money in order to bury the abundance of bad publicity they appropriately received which is still ongoing and certainly it’s additionally hampered their initiation attempts. From there, to the 2009 fraudulent Iran elections, to now standing up for Scott Olsen, the protester who after two tours in Iraq ended up with a fractured skull and brain injury after a police officer shot him in the face with a supposedly “non-lethal” weapon here in America while protesting at an Occupy demonstration.
Anonymous’ most ballsiest action yet was recently. They decided to put a Mexican drug cartel in its cross hairs, threatening to expose the identities of the syndicate and its supporters in retaliation for the alleged kidnapping of an Anonymous member in the Mexican state of Veracruz.
Just last week according to PCmag.com, the group busted a child porn ring:
‘Last week, the cyber vigilantes, better known for targeting large corporations and oppressive government regimes, used a brute force attack to infiltrate a server called Freedom Hosting, which housed about 40 child porn sites. The biggest site was Lolita City, which contained more than 100GB of content.
According to a timeline of events posted on Pastebin, Anonymous said before taking down the sites, it issued a warning to Freedom Hosting to remove the illegal content. When it failed to do so, Anonymous attacked. The sites were down for about five minutes before an admin restored them, upon which Anonymous again launched a successful attack. Later, the group posted on Pastebin the names of 1,589 individuals who visited Lolita City.
“If the FBI, Interpol, or other law enforcement agency should happen to come across this list, please use it to investigate and bring justice to the people listed here,” Anonymous wrote in a statement.
“used a brute force attack to infiltrate a server called Freedom Hosting, which housed about 40 child porn sites. The biggest site was Lolita City, which contained more than 100GB of content.
Before taking down the sites, Anonymous, which had previously targeted government organizations and corporations, said it issued a warning to the server to remove its content.
“When it failed to do so, Anonymous attacked,” pcmag.com says. “The sites were down for about five minutes before an admin restored them, upon which Anonymous again launched a successful attack.”
Later, the group posted on Pastebin the names of 1,589 individuals who visited Lolita City.”
For the naysayers; what have you done this past week for the greater good of mankind?