sunnuntai 6. maaliskuuta 2011

Nature of "Anonymous Operations" Makes FBI Arrests Difficult

The world is still somewhat perplexed over Anonymous Operations, the group of online activists who temporarily shut down the websites of PayPal and Mastercard in retaliation for actions against WikiLeaks.

The organization, composed of anonymous users, has few if any official stances and no political orientation. Their activities have ranged from helping activists in Iran and Egypt, to launching cyberattacks against, to providing information that led to the arrest of an animal abuser.

While the FBI is targeting its members for arrest—particularly those involved in the Mastercard cyberattacks, and more recently against security company HBGary—finding a group with no leadership and whose members may or may not engage in illegal activities could prove difficult.
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