Parmy Olson, London Bureau chief for Forbes, discusses her new book We are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of Lulzsec, Anonymous and the Global Cyber Insurgency. The book is an inside look at the people behind Anonymous, explaining the movement’s origins as a group of online pranksters, and how they developed into the best known hacktivist organization in the world. Olson discusses the tension that has existed between those that would rather just engage in pranks and those that want to use Annoymous to protest different groups they see as trying to clamp down on internet freedom, as well as some of the group’s most famous campaigns like the attacks against the Church of Scientology and the campaign against Paypal and Mastercard. Olson also describes the development of LulzSec which became famous for a series of attacks in 2011 on high profile websites including Fox, PBS, Sony, and the CIA.
- “We are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of Lulzsec Anonymous and the Global Insurgency”, by Olson
- “Olson’s Blog”
- “Two Members Of Hacker Group LulzSec Plead Guilty To Cyber Attacks”, by Olson
- Feds Arrest 14 ‘Anonymous’ Suspects Over PayPal Attack, Raid Dozens More, Wired