Wired.com: Three-Part Series Examining the History of Anonymous
Last week the net and the media were ablaze with the news that Anonymous might be taking on the Zeta drug cartel in Mexico, a story that has morphed into a wider drug corruption story, and led to one American law enforcement official in North Carolina being named as a gang conspirator.
Anonymous Hackers Take Down Child Porn Websites, Leak Users’ Names
Before I post this article I wanna add that, as a blog owner, I definitely see the existence of child porn on the internet, because I can see the search terms that led people to my blog posts. I've often posted articles about child abuse and sex slavery in the past and unfortunately those aren't only read by people like you and me, who try to fight against those disgusting people that abuse our children right under our noses. I just wish there was a way to report them. If anyone got an idea, please tell me.
Props to Anonymous for attacking the right sites:
Members of the Anonymous hacktivist movement are claiming responsibility for taking down more than 40 secret child-pornography websites and leaking the names of more than 1,500 members of one of the illegal sites.
The Anonymous campaign began Oct. 14, when members of the hacktivist group found a cache of child-pornography websites while browsing a secret website called the Hidden Wiki, a guidebook to hundreds of underground websites invisible to search engines and regular Internet users. The hackers singled out Lolita City, a file-sharing site used by pedophiles, and leaked the names of the site's 1,589 active members to Pastebin on Tuesday (Oct. 18), the Examiner reported.
Member of Anonymous deciding to hack a website whose stance they don't agree with is by no means shocking news. In the past year, Anonymous-affiliated hackers have gone after the New York Stock Exchange, the Westboro Baptist Church, the Recording Industry Association of America and government sites in Malaysia, Egypt, Tunisia and Zimbabwe.
However, in targeting child pornography sites, and in explaining its methods of attack, these Anonymous-affiliated hackers have revealed a deeply disturbing side of the Internet unknown to most people.