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Anonymous (group)

Anonymous (group)
Anonymous (used as a mass noun) is a loosely associated international network of activist and hacktivist entities. A website nominally 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". The group became known for a series of well-publicized publicity stunts and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on government, religious, and corporate websites. Anonymous originated in 2003 on the imageboard 4chan, representing the concept of many online and offline community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized global brain.[3][4] Anonymous members (known as "Anons") can be distinguished in public by the wearing of stylised Guy Fawkes masks.[5] 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".

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Internet Relay Chat Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is an application layer protocol that facilitates transfer of messages in the form of text. The chat process works on a client/server model of networking. IRC clients are computer programs that a user can install on their system. These clients are able to communicate with chat servers to transfer messages to other clients.[1] It is mainly designed for group communication in discussion forums, called channels,[2] but also allows one-to-one communication via private message[3] as well as chat and data transfer,[4] including file sharing.[5] Client software is available for every major operating system that supports Internet access.[6] As of April 2011, the top 100 IRC networks served more than half a million users at a time,[7] with hundreds of thousands of channels[7] operating on a total of roughly 1,500 servers[7] out of roughly 3,200 servers worldwide.[8] History [edit]

Anonymous: From the Lulz to Collective Action Taken as a whole, Anonymous resists straightforward definition as it is a name currently called into being to coordinate a range of disconnected actions, from trolling to political protests. Originally a name used to coordinate Internet pranks, in the winter of 2008 some wings of Anonymous also became political, focusing on protesting the abuses of the Church of Scientology. By September 2010 another distinct political arm emerged as Operation Payback and did so to protest the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and a few months later this arm shifted its energies to Wikileaks, as did much of the world's attention. It was this manifestation of Anonymous that garnered substantial media coverage due the spectacular waves of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks they launched (against PayPal and Mastercard in support of Wikileaks). This difficulty follows from the fact that Anonymous is, like its name suggests, shrouded in some degree of deliberate mystery.

Anonops History One account. All of Google. Sign in to continue to Blogger Find my account Forgot password? Revolutionaries rebelling against IMF' 'Revolutionaries rebelling against IMF' Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:59PM Interview with Journalist and Blogger David DeGraw. David DeGraw As revolutionary protests continue in the Middle East and back in the states Press TV picked up with David DeGraw of ampedstaus.com. In this interview Journalist and Blogger David DeGraw of ampedstaus.com shares his insights on the decentralizing revolutionaries and group anonymous who has helped him host his website after being attacked perpetually.

LulzSec Background and history Some in the security community contended that the group raised awareness of the widespread lack of effective security against hackers.[17] They were credited with inspiring LulzRaft, a group implicated in several high-profile website hacks in Canada.[18] Former members and associates LulzSec consisted of seven core members.[22] The online handles of these seven were established through various attempts by other hacking groups to release personal information of group members on the internet, leaked IRC logs published byThe Guardian, and through confirmation from the group itself.[27] Ping flood A flood ping can also be used as a diagnostic for network packet loss and throughput issues.[1] References[edit] Jump up ^ See also[edit] External links[edit] "TBTF for 8/4/97: A morbid taste for fiber" by Keith Dawson

WikiLeaks: Anonymous takes down Swedish prosecution website The Swedish prosecutor's website crashed late yesterday, moments after the authority announced its intention to fight the decision to grant WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange bail in the UK. The website of the Swedish Prosecution Authority, Aklagare.se, was brought offline for almost 11 hours on Tuesday in the latest online attack by Anonymous, the loose-knit group committed to crippling the websites of companies and governments perceived to be acting against WikiLeaks. The site was back online at the time of publication. At least three hackers linked to the Anonymous attacks, including two Dutch teenagers, have been arrested this week as authorities crack down on the illegal online assaults that have brought down the sites of Visa, Mastercard and PayPal in the past fortnight.

June 14th Economic Rebellion Update – This Is What Decentralized Resistance Looks Like By David DeGraw, AmpedStatus Report “There’s something happening here… Hey, what’s that sound? Everybody look what’s going down…” - Buffalo Springfield Exciting times over here, to say the least! The June 14th Flag Day Rebellion against economic tyranny is growing much stronger and more rapidly than anticipated. As a small part of a decentralized movement, it’s hard to measure the overall impact, but my email inbox is exploding with support and interest. SYN flood A normal connection between a user (Alice) and a server. The three-way handshake is correctly performed. SYN Flood. The attacker (Mallory) sends several packets but does not send the "ACK" back to the server.

Anonymous And The War Over The Internet This article is the first in a two-part series tracing the development of the amorphous online community known as Anonymous, pranksters who have become a force in global affairs. Late in the afternoon of Jan. 19, the U.S. Department of Justice website vanished from the Internet. Proposal for a Directive on attacks against information systems, repealing Framework Decision 2005/222/JHA Brussels, 30 September 2010 Proposal for a Directive on attacks against information systems, repealing Framework Decision 2005/222/JHA What is the problem to be addressed? In recent years, the number of attacks against information systems (IT systems) – or, in common words, the illegal entering of or tampering with information systems - has risen steadily in Europe.

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