Perhaps the most notorious hacktivist group today, Anonymous has been making headlines since 2010. They took down Mastercard and Visa when they stopped payments to WikiLeaks, as well as attacked Tunisian and Egyptioan government websites. They also breached Biotech giant Monsanto to exact revenge for their crimes against humanity (the company is behind Agent Orange during the Vietnam War which killed or incapacitated 400,000 people and gave 500,000 babies birth defects. Anonymous was also responsible for #Operation Darknet which took down 40 child pornography sites, as well as mortified DOJ and FBI sites for shutting down Megaupload because of SOPA.
Read http://siliconangle.com/blog/2012/03/29/how-hacktivism-finally-became-a-powerful-virtual-weapon-infographic/ http://frugaldad.com/hacktivism/
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