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March 24, 2017

What is Anonymous?

The group has been responsible for several major cyber attacks.

By James Nunns

Anonymous is an international hacking collective which undertakes well-publicised attacks against powerful institutions.

Anonymous has a very loose and decentralised command structure, with individual hackers around the world responding to a loosely self-agreed objective.

The group is driven by a critique of modern society, rooted in opposition to consumerism and the influence of money in society. In this sense Anonymous can be called a ‘hacktivist’ group, rather than a cyber criminal gang driven by profit.

Anonymous members often appear in videos, wearing the Guy Fawkes mask that was popularised in the film ‘V for Vendetta’.

What hacktivism attacks have been carried out?

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