The U.S.-based members of Anonymous are accused of zeroing in on the computers of governments, trade associations, law firms, financial institutions and other institutions that oppose the philosophy of Anonymous to make all information free for everyone, regardless of copyright laws or national security considerations.
The indictment filed in federal court in
Anonymous focused on websites that were either critical of WikiLeaks or had refused to process payments for WikiLeaks, among them
Members of Anonymous launched what they called Operation Payback, an attack on the Motion Picture Industry of America, the
According to the indictment, Anonymous then moved against others such as ACS:Law, a British law firm helping clients to protect intellectual property rights; Anti-piracy.nl, the website for the BREIN foundation, a Dutch trade association fighting intellectual property theft; and the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft.
The website of the
The 13 members of Anonymous were charged with conspiring to intentionally cause damage to protected computers.
Original head: 13 members of Anonymous indicted
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