Who: Anonymous, AntiSec, LulzSec
Objectives: Righting perceived wrongs, publicity, protecting Internet freedoms
Targets: Bullies, Scientologists, corporations, governments
Signature: Leaking sensitive information, public shaming, creepy YouTube videos
Classic Case: The websites of PayPal, Visa (Fortune 500), and , MasterCard (Fortune 500) were disrupted during , Operation Payback, an Anonymous-led effort to punish companies that suspended the accounts of WikiLeaks in 2010. Some $5.6 million was lost by PayPal alone.
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