FEATURE-In the chatroom with the cyber guerrillas

Posted: January 20, 2011 in Uncategorized

* Recent cyber attacks more guerrilla actions than war
* Pro-WikiLeaks cyber activists promote free speech
* Attack coordination fast, chaotic, paranoid
* Future campaigns may be tied in with media drops

Rallying behind WikiLeaks, the thousands of internet activists who made headlines in December by bringing down the websites of MasterCard and Visa have been branching out.
Operating under the banner “Anonymous”, their other forms of action have included hacker defacements of websites, real-life protests such as mass leafleting, and a role in Tunisia’s “Jasmine Revolution”.
Anonymous activists attacked and shut down several government websites before the ouster of former President Zine al Abedine Ben Ali. They have also targeted governments they see as enemies of free speech. Last month the website of Zimbabwe’s finance ministry was hacked and the homepage replaced by a message from Anonymous. Read more

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