Who Is Anonymous: 10 Key Facts
February 07, 2012 08:30 AM Anonymous 'hacktivists' aim to expose what they call government and establishment hypocrisy. Take a closer look at the group, its offshoots, and its infamous attacks.
LulzSec: Spawn Of Anonymous
Arguably, the Anonymous hacktivist offshoot group known as LulzSec--lulz being slang for "laugh out loud," typically at the expense of others--out-lulz'd the Anonymous collective through the audacity of its public relations campaign, combined with near-constant doxing. The group became widely known not only for its witty proclamations--delivered via Pastebin and Twitter--and nicknames, but also for its aggressive use of ASCII art, as well as group members' erudite handles.
Authorities ultimately arrested a teenager, Jake Davis, in Scotland and charged him with being LulzSec's PR director, Topiary; the group's leader, Sabu, remains at large and active in with Anonymous-related operations.