The shadowy hacktivist group Anonymous has rocketed to prominence with its #OpParis war on ISIS. Few in the West could find fault with its aggressive efforts to take down ISIS in cyber warfare. And how wonderful that it’s possible without firing even a single shot.
However, Anonymous is not a new group, and in fact some of its activities come with a double-edged sword.
This video, courtesy of CBC News, traces its beginnings and introduces “doxxing,” one of the groups potentially dangerous activities.
It’s a fascinating group nonetheless, and demonstrates how much our world has changed. There is no going back, that’s for sure.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]