Trying to help break down the myth.
In October, denizens of Lolita City woke up feeling violated. Lolita City is a so-called darknet website populated by individuals who trade in child pornography. Anonymous, under codename Operation Darknet, hacked into the site, which exists on a private network of file-sharing computers. These closed networks are part of what is called the Invisible Web or Deep Web. Not being part of the Surface Web, which is indexed by search engines, the Deep Web is slow to appear on law-enforcement radar. Operation Darknet released the usernames and other information on 1,589 individuals trading in child pornography.
Anonymous: Who? Why? And What It Did in 2011
“We promised you those mails and now they’ll finally be delivered. Five million (that’s 5,000,000) emails at your pleasure,” said the Anonymous account.
“There’s a treasure trove of nasty details in those emails. We think there’s something for everyone.”
Wikileaks publishes Stratfor files linked to Anonymous attack
The Global Intelligence Files
On February 10, 2008, about 7,000 people protested in at least 100 cities worldwide. Within 24 hours of the first protest, a search for “Scientology” and “protest” on Google Blog Search returned more than 4,000 results and more than 2,000 pictures on the image-sharing site Flickr. Cities with turnouts of one hundred or more protesters included Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney, Australia; Toronto, Canada; London; Dublin; Austin, Texas, Dallas, Texas, Boston, Massachusetts, Clearwater, Florida, and New York City, New York, United States.
February 10th 2008 an Internet group named Anonymous called for demonstrations against the Church of Scientology globally. Over 7,600 people attended peaceful pickets in front of 108 Church of Scientology locations across 17 countries. This was the largest organised picket against this cult ever! And they continued with numerous events!
Operation Clambake present: Anonymous picket against Scientology
Among the documents exposed was a PowerPoint presentation entitled “The Wikileaks Threat”, put together by HBGary Federal along with two other data intelligence firms for Bank of America in December. Within the report, these firms created a list of important contributors to WikiLeaks; they further developed a strategic plan of attack against the site. As TechHerald explains, “the plan included pressing a journalist in order to disrupt his support of the organization, cyber attacks, disinformation, and other potential proactive tactics.” The report specifically claims that Glenn Greenwald’s support was key to WikiLeaks’ ongoing survival.
Timeline of events associated with Anonymous - Attack on HBGary Federal
One more simple point : they’ve raised awareness of ACTA, SOPA, PIPA, CISPA, and many other things. Raising awareness, something that cannot be properly tracked, but you can be sure that there’s a lot of people around the world that have a lot more information on these matters than they would’ve had if Anon hadn’t been around.
A few more things :
Anonymous Care Package
ANONTELPRO - Or Anonymous Intelligence Program is meant to be an Anti-Counter Intelligence operation. This is meant to be a one-stop-shop for modern anonymous intelligence operators. This means we work to detect, foil, and otherwise defuse the constitutionally dubious efforts and methodology of conventional government controlled intelligence (hereafter referred to as CGCI) agencies; as well as to educate fellow anons, curious onlookers, and would-be AnonInt operators in field craft, agent detection, and spookery in general. Covert or Overt, Intelligence is a fascinating world, and (if you’re not in the biz, or have never been under surveillance) reading this blog may open your eyes to what is going on around you.
The System will try to distract you through online trolls, infighting, MSM announcements of new dangers, and judgements from other freedom fighters who are not interested in EtherSec.
You need to remember that these are all simply symptoms of the disease — and are attempts to keep you fighting within the System. We are fighting against the ENTIRE MACHINE — and as such we do not view directed attacks at specific targets without concurrent Etheric interventions to be 100% effective.
OpEPOCH RL Action Manual
Here’s to 2012.