8 Most Amazing and Daring Hack Attacks Carried Out By Anonymous

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PROJECT CHANOLOGY ATTACK (2008)

Project Chanology (also called Operation Chanology) was a protest movement against the practices of the Church of Scientology by members of Anonymous. The project was started in response to the Church of Scientology’s attempts to remove material from a highly publicized interview with Scientologist Tom Cruise from the Internet in January 2008. Anonymous believed that the Church of Scientology was spreading misinformation about Scientology using internet censorship.
The project was publicly launched in the form of a video posted to YouTube, “Message to Scientology”, on January 21, 2008. The video states that Anonymous views Scientology’s actions as Internet censorship, and asserts the group’s intent to “expel the church from the Internet”. Anonymous used Google bombing, linking the work Scientology to the cult or dangerous so that searching Scientology in Google would produce distorted and unruly results. One propaganda video was posted on YouTube, for which the Church sued the video website. Anonymous prepared its own video in response to the YouTube video that generated 4.6 million views.
DARK DISCOVERY (2011)
Hidden Wiki is a guide to many underground websites that support illegal activities on the dark net. Anonymous got access to Hidden Wiki, and mainly attacked Lolita City, the file-sharing website that very often used paedophiles, and also hunted down child pornography websites.
In order to show that the group would not stand to such thing and are out to prevent the injustice of such notoriety, they publicly posted the names of the 1,589 members of the website. Anonymous also showed that for getting justice done they are willing to go anywhere, even the darknet, where law officials fail to get the job done at times as well.
BART ATTACK (2011)
The shooting of unarmed passenger by BART police saw protesters looking to organize protests, which led to the closing down of subterranean cellular services by the company. Anonymous took things into their own hands when protesters failed to organize their acts due to BART’s action.
First, they gained access to MYBART.org and posted personal details like names and account passwords of users. Then, Anonymous took things a bit further by posting nude pictures of the company’s spokesperson, Linton Johnson online when he failed to admit this was a mistake.
CYBERGATE (2011)
When HBGarry Federal’s CEO Aaron Barr stated that his cybersecurity firm were successful in penetrating Anonymous and would be posting details about the members publicly at a conference, it did not go well with the Anonymous group. They changed HBGarry’s website logo to Anonymous’ logo by hijacking their website, and posted the message that people should think twice before messing with Anonymous. They also extracted 70,000 messages from their email system and took down their phone system.
They did not stop at this and went ahead and posted a link to these messages on the internet through Barr’s twitter account by hacking it. The messages posted disclosed how HBGarry looked to act against WikiLeaks and how Hunton Williams, the firm responsible for organizing the campaign against WikiLeaks, contacted HBGarry to target political organizations that were critical of the U.S Chamber of Commerce.

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