Zimbabwe[ edit ] The websites of the government of Zimbabwe were targeted by Anonymous due to censorship of the WikiLeaks documents.
They offer you free speech yet they censor your voice. Arab Spring activities[ edit ] See also: Operation Tunisia The websites of the government of Tunisia were targeted by Anonymous due to censorship of the WikiLeaks documents and the Tunisian Revolution. The Tunisian government responded by making its websites inaccessible from outside Tunisia. Tunisian police also arrested online activists and bloggers within the country and questioned them on the attacks.
Anonymous's website suffered a DDoS attack on January 5. The sites remained offline until President Hosni Mubarak stepped down. Hackers have a name for what they did.
But now that the company's e-mails are out, it appears it was also willing to do some not-nice things. In retaliation for Aaron Barr's claims, members of the group Anonymous hacked the website of HBGary Federal and replaced the welcome page with a message stating that Anonymous should not be messed with, and that the hacking of the website was necessary to defend itself.
Using a variety of techniques, including social engineering and SQL injection ,  Anonymous also went on to take control of the company's e-mail, dumping 68, e-mails from the system, erasing files, and taking down their phone system. 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.
They couldn't have chosen a worse company to pick on. Should you ignore this warning Anonymous responded with a press release calling the Westboro Church "professional trolls" stating that they believe that it was a member of the Westboro Church making an attempt to provoke an attack, thus acting as a honeypot which would both allow the church to retaliate against Internet service providers in court, and to gain it further publicity. We count Beatrice Hall among our Anonymous forebears: In a thread on 4chan , several members revealed their confusion and wondered about Jester 's motives.
They say that a former employee named Brian Penny  from Balboa Insurance, a firm which used to be owned by BofA, appeared to be a reputable insider in the force placed insurance market,   a market which, in , began getting more and more coverage from various government and media sources, including the New York Department of Finance,  50 State Attorney General Coalition,  the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,  and large class action lawsuits.
Sony Computer Entertainment America v. George Hotz Anonymous announced their intent to attack Sony websites in response to Sony's lawsuit against George Hotz and, specifically due to Sony's gaining access to the IP addresses of all the people who visited George Hotz's blog as part of the libel action, terming it an 'offensive against free speech and internet freedom'   Although Anonymous admitted responsibility to subsequent attacks on the Sony websites, Anonymous branch AnonOps denied that they were the cause behind a major outage of the PlayStation Network in April However, as Anonymous is a leaderless organization, the possibility remains that another branch of the group is responsible for the outage, though screenshots of AnonOps promotion of the attack still exist.
Anonymous claimed responsibility the following day, stating that the attack was a "direct response to the Friday arrests of three individuals alleged to be associated with acts of cyber civil disobedience attributed to Anonymous.
This cyber movement has been named as 'Operation India'. The group did so in response to the arrests of members of Food Not Bombs for feeding the homeless in Lake Eola Park against city ordinances. A member of the group left a Guy Fawkes mask outside of the mayor's home; the police are treating the picture taken of the mask as a threat against the mayor. It was stated that the planned attacks were a response to alleged hacking attacks by Israeli intelligence such as the Stuxnet virus, a computer virus which allegedly was created by Israeli and U.
Operation AntiSec The group collaborated with LulzSec to hack the websites of a number of government and corporate sources and release information from them.