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Wednesday, 11 May 2011 12:58

Anonymous splits

Written by Nick Farell

No honour amongst hackers
The hacker group Anonymous, which has been at the centre of some of the most famous hacks in the last few months, appears to have splintered, with one of the factions attacking the primary communications channel in an attempt to decentralize the outfit.

The “splinter group” has seized control of two websites used by Anonymous to organise their various distributed denial of service (DdoS). The channels are AnonOps.net and AnonOps.ru, both of which host the Internet relay chat (IRC) channels used by Anonymous members.

One of the AnonOps network staff, who goes by the name “Ryan,” told Thinq that he and a number of other disaffected Anonymous members seized control of the sites because they believed the group had become too centralized. Some members had been “behind-the-scenes string-pulling” that allowed these Anons to assume leadership positions in the previously headless organization. Before now, it has been widely stated that Anonymous has no central leadership, a tactic used to limit the ability of law enforcement (or anyone else, for that matter) from discovering Anonymous members’ real identities, or infiltrating their operations.

Members of Anonymous claim that Ryan is threatening to use an 800,000-computer-strong botnet to attack AnonOps, if they are able to take back the site from the splinter group. They claimed he was “dangerous,” prone to “outbursts,” and “arrogant and narcissistic.”

Nick Farell

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-47 #1 The blue fox 2011-05-11 13:38
I hope this destroys them. So these wanna be rebels can stop Buging us.
-37 #2 darkpulse 2011-05-11 13:54
Exactly. I mean there is a limit to everything. Their attacks have also affected the users who paid money for their services. That's unfair.
-24 #3 ghelyar 2011-05-11 14:42
Reminds me of the English Defence League. Don't know who to fight so fight themselves.
-35 #4 Greg4422 2011-05-11 15:15
Looks like a falling out amonst thieves to me. I guess cyber terrorism and credit card fraud not sitting to well with some parts of the group.

FYI: The first ones to turn States evidence gets immunity and won't go to prison. Just Saying
+25 #5 123s 2011-05-11 16:09
Cyber terrorism is such a fail made up word...
+2 #6 Ollie 2011-05-12 01:10
Haha good old Animal Farm in cyberspace.
+4 #7 Alterecho 2011-05-12 05:23
A grenade can destroy the target and also the face of the one who threw it due to shrapnel...

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