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Anonymous is going to war with Donald Trump over his ‘racism and hatred’

Anonymous vs. Donald Trump

After trying and failing to have a meaningful impact in the war against ISIS, Anonymous appears to have shifted its gaze to a single individual: Donald Trump. On Friday morning, a Twitter account associated with the amorphous hacker collective claimed it had taken down the Trump Towers NY site as a "statement against racism and hatred."

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Jacob Siegal

December 11th

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Anonymous Is Really Screwing Up Its Stupid War on ISIS

This should not come as a surprise, but Anonymous is probable not going rid the world of terror with its myriad “ops.” In fact, the latest reports indicate that the leaderless pack of hacktivists is not only incapable of disrupting ISIS, it seems like Anonymous is totally fucking this one up.

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Adam Clark Estes

November 23rd

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Anonymous wants you to help take down ISIS – here’s how

Anonymous Vs. ISIS Hacking Guide

We already know that Anonymous is hard at work trying to cripple Islamic State's online operations -- and now it wants your help. Per The International Business Times, Anonymous has posted three guides for amateur hackers on an IRC channel it uses that give instructions for how to identify ISIS-affiliated Twitter accounts and websites, as well as how to hack ISIS websites.

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Brad Reed

November 18th

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Hackers vs. terrorists: Over 6,000 ISIS Twitter accounts taken down

Anonymous ISIS Twitter Accounts

A brand new kind of war emerged in the aftermath of the November 13th attacks on Paris, as Anonymous hackers declared ISIS a primary target in their cyberwar on terrorism. ISIS was quick to label the hackers “idiots” for declaring war, but the Anonymous collective proved once again that it’s got some serious skills. Soon after the attack began, Anonymous confirmed that it took down some 900 Twitter accounts affiliated with the Islamic State, and the number quickly climbed to more than 6,000 accounts in a matter of hours.

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Chris Smith

November 18th

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About That KKK Dox

“Operation KKK” seeks to expose high-ranking members of the white supremacist group. As it did last year, Anonymous is leading a campaign to release the personal information of alleged Klan members, assuming its favorite stance—righteous sower of chaos. Hold the pitchforks: There’s good reason to doubt what these hackers are publishing.

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Kate Knibbs

November 2nd

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About That KKK Dox

“Operation KKK” seeks to expose high-ranking members of the white supremacist group. As it did last year, Anonymous is leading a campaign to release the personal information of alleged Klan members, assuming its favorite stance—righteous sower of chaos. Hold the pitchforks: There’s good reason to doubt what these hackers are publishing.

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Kate Knibbs

November 2nd

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Here We Go Again: Anonymous Tries to Hold the Canadian Government Ransom

Once again, the hacktivist collective Anonymous is threatening a spectacular security breach , this time, against the Canadian government. Yesterday, Anonymous hackers told the National Post they’d stolen sensitive Canadian national security documents. They’re prepared to release said documents if the officer who fatally shot a British Columbian protestor last week is not arrested by Monday at 5 p.m., Pacific time.

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Maddie Stone

July 25th

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The Life of an Ex-Hacker Who Is Now Banned from Using the Internet 

When programmer Higinio Ochoa wants to share some a batch of new code with his boss, he has to mail it in on paper. Why the roundabout process? Ochoa is a convicted hacker, and his punishment is that he is not allowed to use the internet.

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Sarah Zhang

April 25th

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Barrett Brown Will Spend 5 Years In Jail For Linking to Hacked Material

Barrett Brown Will Spend 5 Years In Jail For Linking to Hacked Material

A federal judge just sentenced journalist Barrett Brown to 63 months in prison and ordered him to pay nearly $890,000 in restitution for charges related to the 2011 hack of Stratfor Global Intelligence. Brown's supporters maintain that the young writer and activist was "merely linking to hacked material." For that, he'll spend about five years behind bars. That sucks.

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Adam Clark Estes

January 22nd

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British Spies Have Hacked Anonymous With DDoS Attacks

British Spies Have Hacked Anonymous With DDoS Attacks

New documents leaked by Edward Snowden and obtained by NBC News suggest that the UK's spy agency, GCHQ, launched a DDoS attack on the hacker collectives Anonymous and LulzSec.

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Jamie Condliffe

February 5th

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