In Brief

A quick run down on the hackers and online mischief makers.

This article titled “From LulzSec to 4Chan: a hacking who’s who” was written by Charles Arthur, for on Wednesday 22nd June 2011 16.14 UTC


Born out of the online messageboard 4Chan in 2003, the shadowy group’s first high-profile target was the Church of Scientology. Publicity from the months-long attack, dubbed Project Chanology, is believed to have attracted hundreds of members – mostly young males – to the cause. After a string of more low-key attacks on copyright-enforcement agencies and music bodies, the group rallied behind WikiLeaks amid the fallout from the US diplomatic cables leaks in December last year.

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