After the death of George Floyd in Minnesota allegedly at the hands of a policeman trying to restrain him rocked America, the hacker activist group Anonymous published a video promising to expose the police.
The 'Anonymous' hacker activist group - as secret and unknown as the name goes - has been in news again. It is being mentioned in the coverage of the ongoing riots in the US. The Minneapolis Police Department's (MPD) website was taken offline this weekend. On other occasions ,, Anonymous has been known to take down websites in this manner, but the group has denied its role on Twitt
The United States of Ameria is reeling through a series of violent protests in several cities against excessive use of force by cops on George Floyd, a black man who lost his life in the incident. Now, the hacktivist collective ‘Anonymous’ has joined the fight in the #BlackLivesMatter campaign.
In the past 24 hours, the hacktivist group has, as they claim, taken down the Minneapolis police department website, hacked Chicago PD radios, and played the song “F * ck the police.” The also exposed confidential documents related to Donald Trump and Epstein in addition to exposing the Royal Family’s alleged role in the murder of Princess Diana.
The Anonymous hacker group has been inactive lately, and the last appearance they made online before 2020 was in 2017 when they breached 10,000 Tor-based websites under operation Darknet Relaunch and stole files around 75GB in size.
Anonymous has time and again made its presence felt. Now that they have joined the BlackLivesMatter movement, it is a big deal. Anyway, here’s what makes them notorious.
What is the Anonymous legion?
Anonymous hacktivist collective is a decentralized virtual group of hackers that have been actively involved in several cyberattacks against government websites, corporate entities, and religious organizations.
The members of the Anonymous collective dubbed “Anons” usually appear online with a Guy Fawkes mask. According to their Twitter page, they are activists from different countries "seeking a better future for humanity."