anonmaskThere are a lot of people out there who do not understand the truth behind Anonymous. This is due to a small minority who attached themselves to this concept in order to accomplish some common good. The problem is that the majority who are a part of Anonymous or who support anonymous are not out for truth and justice but are, in fact out to stifle diversity and the freedoms of others. The proof of this lies in how Anonymous came to be.

In 2005 a British film, V is for Vendetta was released. It was a story about a masked man who started a revolution to fight anĀ  oppressive regime, much like that of Russia or North Korea. The Anonymous movement was soon born and the mask worn by the lead character was adopted as the symbol of their movement.

While the movie was about fighting oppression, Anonymous went about engaging in oppression. Their initial target was the Church of Scientology. No matter what one may think of this church, the various laws throughout the world give them the rights to assemble and engage in their beliefs. Rather than accept their rights Anonymous decided to fight them and break various laws in the process. From that day forward the Anonymous movement has grown as various individuals embrace the concept and have utilized it for their own purposes.

Some of their activities include bomb threats, the hacking of the websites of institutions and individuals. The reasons for doing so vary widely. A majority of the time it is to steal. Many recent arrests that have been made are for identity theft. Members of Anonymous, in large numbers, have been linked to stealing credit card information to use in the purchase of computer equipment and secure websites in order to engage in more criminal activities.

Anonymous is not a uniform group or organization. Anonymous is a free for all. There is no code of ethics. There are no rules nor is there anything in place to fight abuses. The closest thing to any kind of enforcement is a sort of clan warfare. Disputes between Anonymous groups and individuals are common. Anonymous members who once were allies become enemies. There is no loyalty within Anonymous. There is no code of secrecy. If arrested, most Anonymous will inform on other Anonymous members. It is common in many disputes, for Anonymous members to become confidential informants and work with law enforcement to gather evidence on other Anonymous members resulting in their arrest and prosecution.

The latest trend to come about is for these Anonymous informants to work with law enforcement for financial gain. As the financial damage done by the actions of Anonymous rises and the damage to institutions websites escalate, law enforcement is engaging in the same tactic used in the war against drugs. Law enforcement is now using paid informants in their investigation of Anonymous members.

According to sources within the FBI, in the US alone, there are now roughly 3600 individual Anonymous members under investigation with a large number of them cited for arrest before the beginning of 2014. Most of those subject for arrest are those Anonymous who are often referred to as Newfags. Unlike those Anonymous members who have been around since the origin of the movement, known as Oldfags, these rookies do not have the experience or sophistication to avoid being detected and ultimately expose themselves to law enforcement and wind up being arrested.

Often times the rookie Anonymous will attempt to team up with a Senior Anonymous as a mentor for whatever cause that motivated them to embrace the concept. The rookie anonymous hear about the loyalty to the hive and the mantra of No Anonymous will out another Anonymous or No Anonymous will dox another Anonymous.

That is a foolish mistake on the part of the rookie (newfag) that almost always results in him taking the fall for his mentor. The average senior Anonymous is loyal only to him or herself, and look at those around them as tools to be used and then thrown away when they outgrow their usefulness.

For law enforcement officers looking to meet their arrest quotas or agencies looking to justify government funding, this misconception on the part of the rookies is a gold mine. Allocations of funds by the Federal government to fight what is increasingly felt to be “A clear and present danger to the security of the United States” is increasing many fold. The support of Anonymous of those who leak classified documents by Edward Snowden and Private Manning has increased the paranoia of the intelligence community and painted a bullseye on the mask of Anonymous.


The federal government no longer considers Anonymous a group of hackers and pranksters that go around pulling the occasional pranks on their peers or protesters who march around wearing plastic masks protesting things like the plight of the homeless or supporting rape victims. The department of Homeland Security has labeled Anonymous a terrorist organization and has been conducting extensive investigations with other law enforcement agencies. The National Cyber Investigative Joint Task force was formed by a mandate by then President George Bush in 2008.


The NCIJTF is but one of several of these Joint task forces that are operating throughout the United States and Canada to Identify, indict and prosecute members of Anonymous and those who assist them in their illegal actions.

Those who embrace the wrong Anonymous group may well find their own freedoms denied and sit in a jail cell wondering how they got there.

Stay Tuned





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