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anonymous

(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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Anonymous main deface page for OpUSA - OpIsrael code can be found here: (https://ghostbin.
Notre liberte est encore attaquee, ca ne peut plus durer", a declare le groupe Anonymous dans une video publiee hier mercredi.
READ MORE: Hacktivist Anonymous to 'hunt down' ISIS for Paris attacks
We have people very, very close to ISIS (ISIL) on the ground, which makes gathering intel about ISIS (ISIL) and related activities very easy for us," Alex Poucher, a spokesman for Anonymous, told RT.
Anonymous Alerts[R] is helping schools, organizations and other groups to detect, defer, deny and control bullying, safety and mental health issues.
As an anthropologist, I've spent half a dozen years studying Anonymous, the collective best known for its crusades against dictators and corporations.
He found that 44 percent of non-anonymous commenters posted civil comments following news articles compared to 15 percent of anonymous commenters.
Since the beginning of the summer Sofia has witnessed a series of bomb threats, with separate anonymous calls claiming that explosive devices were placed in the Central Railway Station, the Sofia Airport and the Council of Ministers building.
It is difficult to truly predict the nature of an Anonymous strike given their decentralised nature and lack of traditional leadership hierarchy.
A cached version of the BSNL's home page featured an image of activist Trivedi with texts that read, "Hacked by Anonymous India.
The statement said Anonymous believe the people of Egypt "are being denied their basic rights and human liberties.
Antivirus vendor Symantec denied finding any evidence that customer data was stolen, as claimed by Anonymous.