Revenge of the Pirates – Anonymous hacks Swedish Government

Revenge of the Pirates – Anonymous hacks Swedish Government

Anonymous has claimed being responsible for hacking Swedish government because of the well known torrent website The Pirate Bay.
Not only The Pirate Bay’s website was down but also there Facebook page was shutdown as well.
Not only did they hacked the Swedish government but they also hacked Indian and Israel governments. They leaked their email addresses and passwords with a message for holidays

Warning: Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to all!! Bye :*

It’s not the first time Anonymous have hacked major countries.
Who are Anonymous?

Anonymous (used as a mass noun) is a loosely associated international network of activist and hacktivist entities. A website nominally associated with the group describes it as “an internet gathering” with “a very loose and decentralized command structure that operates on ideas rather than directives”. The group became known for a series of well-publicized publicity stunts and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on government, religious, and corporate websites.

Anonymous originated in 2003 on the imageboard 4chan, representing the concept of many online and offline community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized global brain. Anonymous members (known as “Anons”) can be distinguished in public by the wearing of stylised Guy Fawkes masks.

 

In November 2010, the organization WikiLeaks began releasing a hundreds of thousands of leaked US diplomatic cables. In the face of legal threats against the organization by the US government, Amazon.com booted WikiLeaks from its servers, and PayPal, MasterCard, and Visa cut off service to the organization.Operation Payback then expanded to include “Operation Avenge Assange”, and Anons issued a press release declaring PayPal a target. Launching DDoS attacks with the LOIC, Anons quickly brought down the websites of the PayPal blog

In 2011-2013 years following Operation Payback, targets of Anonymous protests, hacks, and DDoS attacks continued to diversify. Beginning in January 2011, Anons took a number of actions known initially as Operation Tunisia in support of Arab Spring movements. Tflow created a script that Tunianonymous-psn-hackersians could use to protect their web browsers from government surveillance, while fellow future LulzSec member Hector Xavier Monsegur (alias “Sabu”) and others allegedly hijacked servers from a London web-hosting company to launch a DDoS attack on Tunisian government websites, taking them offline. Sabu also used a Tunisian volunteer’s computer to hack the website of Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi, replacing it with a message from Anonymous. Anons also helped Tunisian dissidents share videos online about the uprising.
There’s so many things we don’t know about Anonymous because of their size and how they operate, there seems to be no leader and they have only one motive to give people justice and freedom.

Comment and share your input on how can we stop piracy, it’s almost impossible to do so without lowering the price for contents.
Raiding servers just makes worst of the things

Author: Shivniel Gounder

TheGeek : Writes about information security, privacy, cybersecurity and latest tech gadgets and more.

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