Anonymous took down over 40 child pornography sites in 2011 alone, including one of the largest known. They posted account details of it’s 1589 users online.
Anonymous operates as decentralized community with no ‘leader’. A loosely agreed goal is formed in forums & implemented in collaborative attacks.
Guy Fawkes, the basis for anonymous masks, plotted to establish catholic dominance. The masks are also made by Time Warner, who profit every time one is bought.
A Webstboro Church spokesman boasted on a radio show about beating Anonymous. An anonymous spokesman called in & hacked the church’s website live on air.
Source: Information Week, The Guardian, ZDNet, Time, Anonyops.com, David Pakman Show.