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VICE "Behind the Hacks - The Origins of Anonymous"


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"Behind the Hacks: The Origins of Anonymous | Cyberwar,"

The origins and activities of the Anonymous hacking collective are explored. Anonymous rose to prominence through high-profile protests, including a massive DDoS attack against companies supporting WikiLeaks. Its influence grew from a trolling movement on 4chan to a global political force, attacking government websites and supporting social movements. Key members, such as Sabu and Jeremy Hammond, used their hacking skills for activism before and during their involvement with Anonymous. Although some members faced arrests and imprisonment, including Hammond, who is now serving a 10-year sentence, Anonymous continues its activism and hacks, with a dedication to embarrassing and demoralizing those in power through their actions.

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