Anonymous 101

Fact #1: Anonymous tried to take down the NYSE website yesterday.

Fact #2: Anonymous opposed taking down the NYSE website yesterday.

Confused? So are a lot of people. 

The reason both statements are true is that “Anonymous” is just a name various groups of hacktivists use. One group might support one thing. Another group might support something completely opposite. Meanwhile, both are hiding behind the same name.

That’s exactly what happened Monday: One “Anonymous” group tried to take down NYSE.com, and another opposed it because they thought it would generate bad press.

Anonymous wants the world to think it is a single, large, powerful, global, coordinated organization. It’s not.  -David

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