Anonymous Hackers Claim to Have Crashed Russian Propaganda Station

The Anonymous hackers collective claim to have taken down the website of the Russian propaganda station, RT News.

Anonymous is a decentralized international activist and hacktivist collective. It is known for its various cyberattacks against several governments and corporations. It has also attacked the Church of Scientology.

Anonymous members (known as anons) wear Guy Fawkes masks in the style of the film V for Vendetta.

Targets of Anonymous hacktivism included government agencies, child pornography sites; the Westboro Baptist Church, and relationship cheating website Ashley Madison.

Some think of them as ‘freedom fighters’ and digital Robin Hoods, others say they are a ‘cyber lynch-mob.’

However it seems they are on the side of history this time, with their attack on Putin’s good-image-churner.

They have also declared that the Anonymous collective is officially in cyberwar against the Russian government.

Not everyone was a fan.

Jay Weasel on Twitter: “@YourAnonOne How about you leave it to the professionals. If Russia needs the font changed on a web page we can let them know where to find you.” / Twitter

But some damn good ideas have also arisen.

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Anonymous hackers: The Crypto Connection

Anonymous launched their own cryptocurrency last year. This is after a 10-year semi-hiatus after America’s FBI cracked down them, arresting a subgroup of Anonymous known as LulzSec.

But, like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the group remerged on social media. They came bearing news that they had developed their own crypto token, Anon Inu.

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Anon Inu

The group said that the new token was created to fight Elon Musk’s influence on the crypto markets. And they were against China’s digital currency launch while simultaneously banning Bitcoin mining in the country.

They said on their YouTube channel, “We believe that crypto is just getting started, so we have released the Anon Inu token, a new community token with various built-in utilities. In addition to fighting Elon Musk in the meme war, the token will also be fighting China in the crypto war. Anon Inu token holders will regularly be airdropped free tokens, [non-fungible tokens], and other prizes. The team will also be donating a portion of their earnings to animal shelters that help dogs. Token holders will also receive a free Anon Inu profile-pic [non-fungible token].”


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