Not naming their sources, hundreds if not thousands of pages of RMoney’s taxes were given to Gawker. Some of the investment at quick glance seems shady, but that’s what accountants are for. Yet how can a group of hackers actually get RMoney’s taxes? By using an SQL-inject code to find a file in a database. But lets find out who these hackers are.
Anonymous is not an organization per se, nor do they have a leader. Much like the Occupy movement, any action is based upon an electronic democratic vote to perform any action. An action is when an individual or group feel something needs to be addressed. The call-to-action is done either on Facebook or Twitter. A person would use hashtags to call upon hacktivists to gather to have a vote for an action. If approved, the group would either use a DDOS or Distributed Denial of Service attack on a site or use SQL-inject to find a file on a database.
Just before the action, instructions are usually given on various sites on what the action would entail. On the other hand, if approval for the action does not have a majority support, then the issue dies or those who supported the action, create their own Affinity group, which has no tie to Anonymous.
The definition of an Affinity Group according to Occupy Wall Street “Although we work for a common cause in Occupy, we may not all agree or work well together. AG’s offer a solution as groups can autonomously organize around their commonalities and priorities while still supporting, working in solidarity with, and collaborating with other affinity groups and individuals.”
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