Tuesday, November 27, 2012

WE ARE LEGION – an inside look into Anonymous

Filmmaker Brian Knappenberger has finally released his documentary - ‘We Are Legion’ which is based around the Anonymous,  the hacktavist group.

Anonymous first appeared on the imageboard 4chan back in 2003. It was not well known until they became more political with high level attacks with a cause. They have gained a lot of support and have taken part in several large scale attacks on what they deem ‘wrong’.

“The hacker ethics has a passion for truth, it wants what’s real to be out there” - Quote from WE ARE LEGION

The documentary is available for free on the film’s official Web site as a DRM download. Why free you ask? We believe it is what Anonymous believe. 

“Anonymous was kind of like the big strong buff kid who had low self-esteem, and then all of a sudden punched someone in the face and was like ‘wholly s**t I’m really strong’” - Quote from WE ARE LEGION

One of the more recent stories Anonymous was involved in was with Amanda Todd. The 15-year-old committed suicide after struggling with depression and being bullied.

A man somehow got the photo of her topless and leaked it on the web, including her school facebook page. Before she committed suicide she posted a video on Youtube of her talking about how she cried every night.

Anonymous tracked down a man and stated the following:

“We generally don’t like to deal with police first hand but were compelled to put our skills to good use protecting kids. Ironically we have some good people in Vancouver who brought this to our admin’s attention. It’s a very sad story that affects all of us.” - Anonymous

You too can learn all the techniques used by Anonymous and get paid for it. You'll be able to perform these attacks - legally for companies looking to find vulnerabilities others might take advantage of. The average salary of a Certified Ethical Hacker in the UK is £42,750 according to ITjobswatch.co.uk.