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Anonymous Q&A

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posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 12:16 PM
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I've seen quite a few posts and threads talking about Anonymous as of wait. Mostly questions regarding who they are and conjecture based on their actions and news reports.

I would reckon to bet of anyone on this site, I know more about Anonymous than anyone, to the point that I would argue I could create a Ph.D based solely on understanding what the hell Anonymous is.

I could go on explaining exactly what Anonymous is, what it's purpose is, how it operates and why it does what it does, but I think it's better that I just directly answer questions regarding Anonymous.

So feel free to ask a question, and I can more than likely provide answers.




posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 12:18 PM
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Was it originated in /b/ on 4 chan.org?

Was their imfamous avatar posted by moot to get things going?

Do you believe a large amount of ATS members do their part for Anon?



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 12:24 PM
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Originally posted by CanadianDream420
Was it originated in /b/ on 4 chan.org?

The term for Anonymous was created on 4chans random board but the concept and philosophy behind it has existed since at least the days of the early internet. Anonymous is more of an outlook on what the internet is and how people operate themselves on the internet rather than a specific, organized group.


Was their imfamous avatar posted by moot to get things going?

What avatar? If you're talking about the Guy Fawkes mask it became a symbol for Anonymous mostly through memes on /b/ colliding with Anonymous propagation and attitude.

Also moot has nothing to do with Anonymous. Absolutely nothing.


Do you believe a large amount of ATS members do their part for Anon?


I don't think I understand the question you're asking here. Do you mean most members on ATS are members on Anonymous, or members of ATS support the philosophy that is behind Anonymous?



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 12:26 PM
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Originally posted by SpectreDC

Do you believe a large amount of ATS members do their part for Anon?


I don't think I understand the question you're asking here. Do you mean most members on ATS are members on Anonymous, or members of ATS support the philosophy that is behind Anonymous?


Yes. Do you believe members of ATS follow through with DOS attacks on targets sites, and such?..

If so, do you believe it's a large majority... do you take part?



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 12:28 PM
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How can i do my bit to help the `cause`



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 12:31 PM
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Do you think its acceptable for Anon to hurt small businesses by attacking people like PayPal who process online payments? I ask this because it seems a lot of people here are ok with the splash damage of their antic and if you are a self professed Doctor of the topic then I would very much like to hear your take on it.



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 12:33 PM
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Be host to a bot and allow them the use of your bandwidth



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 12:34 PM
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I accidentally a whole Wikileak. Is this bad?



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 12:34 PM
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Originally posted by CanadianDream420

Originally posted by SpectreDC

Do you believe a large amount of ATS members do their part for Anon?


I don't think I understand the question you're asking here. Do you mean most members on ATS are members on Anonymous, or members of ATS support the philosophy that is behind Anonymous?


Yes. Do you believe members of ATS follow through with DOS attacks on targets sites, and such?..

If so, do you believe it's a large majority... do you take part?

I have no idea how many on ATS are involve with the DDoS attacks.

And no, I personally haven't taken part in any of these DDoS attacks, although I've been involved IN DDoS attacks unrelated to this.




Originally posted by Robfire
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How can i do my bit to help the `cause`


Don't really understand what you're asking.

If you're just wondering how to DDoS and be apart of operation payback, google is your friend.

If you're wondering what it means to be "Anonymous", it's mostly an attitude on how one uses the internet and how one perceives the purpose of the internet.

I think one bit of this miscommunication here is that you seem to assume Anonymous is an organized group that all take part in the same actions. This couldn't be further from the truth.



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 12:37 PM
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could you enlighten me how to do this please thanks and regards in advance



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 12:40 PM
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Originally posted by Helig
Do you think its acceptable for Anon to hurt small businesses by attacking people like PayPal who process online payments? I ask this because it seems a lot of people here are ok with the splash damage of their antic and if you are a self professed Doctor of the topic then I would very much like to hear your take on it.


I think it's acceptable depending on the context of which people are taking part in the DDoS attacks.

Personally I don't even think wikileaks is trustworthy. I think they're disinformation. Even then though, due to the nature of what is going on I do support the DDoS solely because it's the free market at work in a way and what is being fought for is more important than any small business out there.

And if you are so inept that you can't switch your service payments to one of the hundreds of sites like paypal, well, that's your own fault.



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 12:40 PM
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Originally posted by Robfire
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could you enlighten me how to do this please thanks and regards in advance


I was kidding, you dont wanna do that.


Peer-to-peer attacks are different from regular botnet-based attacks. With peer-to-peer there is no botnet and the attacker does not have to communicate with the clients it subverts. Instead, the attacker acts as a 'puppet master,' instructing clients of large peer-to-peer file sharing hubs to disconnect from their peer-to-peer network and to connect to the victim's website instead. As a result, several thousand computers may aggressively try to connect to a target website


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Stacheldraht is a classic example of a DDoS tool. It utilizes a layered structure where the attacker uses a client program to connect to handlers, which are compromised systems that issue commands to the zombie agents, which in turn facilitate the DDoS attack. Agents are compromised via the handlers by the attacker, using automated routines to exploit vulnerabilities in programs that accept remote connections running on the targeted remote hosts. Each handler can control up to a thousand agents.[12] These collections of systems compromisers are known as botnets. DDoS tools like stacheldraht still use classic DoS attack methods centered on IP spoofing and amplification like smurf attacks and fraggle attacks (these are also known as bandwidth consumption attacks). SYN floods (also known as resource starvation attacks) may also be used. Newer tools can use DNS servers for DoS purposes. See next section.

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posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 12:42 PM
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Originally posted by Robfire
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could you enlighten me how to do this please thanks and regards in advance


Google is your friend, there are 1000 and 1 guides on how to DDoS a site as well as a variety of freesource tools developed by some people.



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 12:43 PM
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Many thanks you answered my question with your 2nd line



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 12:50 PM
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Iv only first heard of ANON today.. I love that somebody is doing something. I dont have many questions as I dont know a lot about it. Any info would be great. Why was paypal attacked? how to they not comply with freeedom of speach?



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 01:18 PM
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I keep seeing this



You are an experienced contributor to ATS. Please be an example for our newer members and make every post matter.


Well mods you asked for it..



LOL

First as a good example to the members of ATS...

I must warn you we are being monitored. Make no mistake names and IP addresses are being collected. My guess is the facility under maryland (the one with the NSA's big computers) is watching for those key words. At this time I as a free citizen of the US of A advise, in my capacity as an american citizen, my fellow members of ats to word your responses very CAREFULLY...

Read some of the post here and elsewhere... plain as day

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure...



Why post this here.. Anon has posed an interesting response

Do I have a question for anon...

Not really.. only a single statement and then from that you can guess on your own.

Do I support politicians who are mad over being exposed?

Do I support politicians who use the power of their office to go after those individuals who embarrass them?

VF wikipedia


As of right now My democratic registration card is burning in a pot on the stove......



Happy hunting anon....



Actually I do Have one question for anon...

Will anon set up a site to where business owners can go and have a different way for online business owners to accept payments?

Make it multiple areas they can go to for online payments other then paypal....

TY for your time


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posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 01:49 PM
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Originally posted by SpectreDC
So feel free to ask a question, and I can more than likely provide answers.


Do you believe "Anonymous" to be free of "agents provocateur" whose agenda might be to steer the hacktivism activities of "Anonymous" into areas that might result in eventual public outcry and/or international criminal investigations?


HINT: I have a source from inside InfraGard in a major city who has indicated there are increasing bits of information coming across that:
-1- The hacktivism in support of WikiLeaks has been prodded by NSA operatives inside 4Chan/Anonymous
-2- InfraGard members have been advised to watch for "Anon" hacktivism three days before it started

My source is not a "government agent," but a concerned IT professional from private industry (a major component of InfraGard membership), and one of the fist persons from private industry involved from his city. As such he has gained the trust of somewhat loose-lipped federal agents who are hinting that the "Anonymous" hacktivism efforts are being partially inspired by federal agents who have infiltrated the ranks... and are eagerly awaiting things to get bad.

Your thoughts?



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 02:05 PM
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I'm not the OP, obviously, but I really think that any forward thinking person would have gone with the second thing. The way things were shaping up, Cyberwarfare was almost inevitable. It would be fairly surprising if they predicted Anon specifically, but there aren't really many other major "hacktivist" groups.



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 02:17 PM
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Originally posted by mister.old.school

Originally posted by SpectreDC
So feel free to ask a question, and I can more than likely provide answers.


Do you believe "Anonymous" to be free of "agents provocateur" whose agenda might be to steer the hacktivism activities of "Anonymous" into areas that might result in eventual public outcry and/or international criminal investigations?


Anonymous isn't a group like other groups. It's a lot more abstract and decentralized which causes anything of worth to come from it to really need to be popular with everyone involved.

With that said, it can easily be manipulated by anyone and I know for a fact how heavily interested some intelligence agencies are with Anonymous. So I have no doubts there are some minsinfo agents who are trying to push things a certain direction.



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 02:19 PM
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does the ANON movement/group stem from, relate to, and/or have or begin origin with the following thread? not the thread, but the Anon spoke of within the following thread? i'm not sure how much of this i believe, seeing how the 1st notation in the appendix states the following...



1. The name "Anon" is virtually unknown in any language, which suggests that Anon had no descendants. Perhaps Anon's family suffered from hereditary infertility. It's a well-known biological fact that if your parents had no children, it's very likely that you won't either.


...umm... really??? if your parents had no children... than you wouldn't exist... am i wrong in thinking that??? but this Anon the link speaks of, very confusing, i just wondered if they got some inspiration from this Anon

www.lhup.edu...

then again, maybe i am WAY OFF subject and point here, if so, please ransack and tar and feather as you deem fit...mmhmm
or upon beginning to read this article again, i am starting to think this is obviously a sarcastic overload... anon...anonymous... how many quotes have been anonymous... yeah, i think i'm heading way off the subject by even looking at this link again... sorry, just trying to get a better understanding, i had heard of ANON before, but really never realized anything other than the picture i saw with the guy in the guy fawkes mask... ignore me, maybe i am just lost..

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