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(1) Nameless. See anonymous post and anonymous Web surfing.

(2) (Anonymous) A loose, underground hacker community that attempts to bring down or damage websites of organizations and government agencies that are not socially responsible. Advocating freedom, fairness and justice, Anonymous became known to the public in a 2007 Los Angeles TV report and has since claimed responsibility for numerous break-ins. In 2010, it hacked PayPal, MasterCard and Visa for no longer accepting donations to WikiLeaks after the site disclosed U.S. military documents. See WikiLeaks.

The Guy Fawkes Mask
Anonymous adopted a mask created to honor Guy Fawkes as a symbol of rebellion in the 2005 movie "V for Vendetta." Fawkes was in charge of the gunpowder in a failed 1605 plot to blow up Parliament and restore a Catholic monarchy to England. About to be hanged to near death and then disemboweled, Fawkes jumped from the gallows and did himself in. In 1606, Parliament turned the foiled Gunpowder Plot into a national holiday.

Anonymous "Reconnect" Rally
In Amsterdam in 2008, Anonymous objected to Scientology ordering its members to "disconnect" with anyone not supportive of their beliefs. (Image courtesy of photographer John Melskens.)
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Meanwhile, the FBR has been given permission to confiscate eight anonymous (benami) properties in Karachi, including plot No 2/18 located in Karachi Civil Lines.
Kenya Power has apologised for the confusion arising from a tender advert in which they wanted an 'anonymous whistle-blower'.
During the inquiry, not a single police officer confirmed the anonymous letter which alleged that the female police officer were being harassed in the Police Line.
Anonymous main deface page for OpUSA - OpIsrael code can be found here: (
While Anonymous itself has reported that Jio's services are much safer now, but sharing of user data with other nations can be potentially risky.
The leaking of the data, however, was not done by Anonymous but by another group, said a masked spokesperson of the group, who declined to give his name.
Many receivers of anonymous feedback report noticing a change in the way they see and think about their colleagues.
The trolling day, to be held on December 11, is part of the group's "Operation ISIS" launched after Anonymous declared war on Daesh in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.
" Soon after Anonymous declared war against ISIS, hackers from India have joined them for mission # OpParis.
"We report that more than 5,500 Twitter accounts of ISIS are now down", Anonymous said through Twitter on November 17, 2015.