From article: Internet group Anonymous turns on itself
Internet activist group Anonymous suffered a denial-of-service attack of its own when one of its network administrators took down internet relay chat (IRC) channels used to plot attacks.
He was part of a splinter group that complained the organisation had become controlled by a small clique.
Won’t call it a group only two people that did not agree with the open and transparent way we discuss and decide our actions.
From AnonOps site after the attack:
We regret to inform you today that our network has been compromised by a former IRC-operator and fellow helper named “Ryan”. He decided that he didn’t like the leaderless command structure that AnonOps Network Admins use. So he organised a coup d’etat, with his “friends” at skidsr.us . Using the networks service bot “Zalgo” he scavenged the IP’s and passwords of all the network servers (including the hub) and then systematically aimed denial of service attacks at them (which is why the network has been unstable for the past week). Unfortunately he has control of the domain names AnonOps.ru (and possibly AnonOps.net, we don’t know at this stage) so we are unable to continue using them. We however still have control over AnonOps.in, and will continue to publish news there.
Anonymous attracted notoriety for bringing down the websites of Paypal, Mastercard and Visa in protest at their decision to stop processing payments for WikiLeaks.
This month it attacked the New Zealand Parliament website in protest against controversial copyright law reforms, making the site intermittently inaccessible.
A British report said that the administrator, known only as Ryan, also leaked the internet protocol addresses of people who had posted messages to the AnonOps IRC site, potentially exposing their identities to law enforcement agencies.
Can’t see the reason why this author calls the “law enforcement agencies” in his article to make his point I don’t see any illigal action’s by users on the IRC of AnonOps, Internet is a stateless network like Anonymous is a leaderless collective.
Sony has claimed Anonymous had at least an indirect role in a hack last month that crippled the PlayStation Network.
It was broken into at the same time that Sony was defending itself against a denial-of-service attack by Anonymous.
Anonymous denied involvement in the massive security breach.
- The Sony PlayStation Hack [Infographic]
- Anonymous Response to Sony!
- For Once We Didn’t Do It
- Anonymous isn’t messing with your fat ass…Sony Is.
- Anonymous: Message to Sony WE RUN THIS….
- Anonymous: Second press release to Sony.
- Operation Payback #OpSony
- OpSony Update!
Think you can find here and on the internet enough statements that Anonymous was and is not the one after PSN, this operation was alone against Sony not his customers!
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