I am going to do ANONYMOUS now and Q Anon/Q on another day.
Who is Anonymous???
Anonymous is a decentralized international activist/hacktivist collective/movement that is widely known for its various cyber attacks against several governments, government institutions and government agencies, corporations, and the Church of Scientology.
Anonymous originated in 2003 on the imageboard 4chan representing the concept of many online and offline community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized global brain. Anonymous members (known as Anons) can be distinguished in public by the wearing of Guy Fawkes masks in the style portrayed in the graphic novel and film V for Vendetta. However, this may not always be the case as some of the collective prefer to instead cover their face without using the well-known mask as a disguise. Some anons also opt to mask their voices through voice changers or text-to-speech programs.
In its early form, the concept was adopted by a decentralized online community acting anonymously in a coordinated manner, usually toward a loosely self-agreed goal and primarily focused on entertainment (or lulz). Beginning with Project Chanology in 2008—a series of protests, pranks, and hacks targeting the Church of Scientology—the Anonymous collective became increasingly associated with collaborative hacktivism on a number of issues internationally. Individuals claiming to align themselves with Anonymous undertook protests and other actions (including direct action) in retaliation against copyright-focused campaigns by motion picture and recording industry trade associations. Later targets of Anonymous hacktivism included government agencies of the United States, Israel, Tunisia, Uganda and others; the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant; child pornography sites; copyright protection agencies; the Westboro Baptist Church; and corporations such as PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, and Sony.
Anons have publicly supported WikiLeaks and the Occupy movement. Related groups LulzSec and Operation AntiSec carried out cyberattacks on U.S. government agencies, media, video game companies, military contractors, military personnel, and police officers, resulting in the attention of law enforcement to the groups' activities.
Dozens of people have been arrested for involvement in Anonymous cyberattacks in countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, the Netherlands, Spain, India, and Turkey. Evaluations of the group's actions and effectiveness vary widely. Supporters have called the group "freedom fighters" and digital Robin Hoods while critics have described them as "a cyber lynch-mob" or "cyber terrorists". In 2012, Time called Anonymous one of the "100 most influential people" in the world. Anonymous' media profile diminished over the last few years, but the group re-emerged in 2020 to support the George Floyd protests.
Anonymous has no leadership, no action can be attributed to the membership. Anonymous is everywhere.
Writeup Compliments of Wikipedia.
Let's look at some videos and gather a better understanding of these talented Computer Hackers. Although, yes they are talented but Hacker never the less.
Don't let the masks fool you!!!! They come with many faces and abilities.
This video says they CAUGHT Anonymous! I will disagree to some extent. Anonymous is a collective amount of people with exceptional talents in Hacking. They are all over the entire world, eery country, every city. They are Everywhere!!!!!! Now the Feds more than likely caught a High Level Anonymous. Based on their talents dictates what level they are. The Feds did not catch ANONYMOUS because if they did they would have all of them in jail. Thousands of them. For all intense purposes we will say High Level Anonymous. They have 3.48 Million watchers on You Tube alone.
Some are good Anons and some are bad and love to hack people to death. trust me if you are in a group of Anons say on Facebook.....More than likely they have hackede the heck out of your account, your messenger, hacked everyone on your account. I know this from experience.
My suggestion is to stay away from Anonymous. Many are affiliated with ANTIFA and I mean many. If you get a hold of their likes and groups you will see its like a crazy person. They will have Pro -abortion then Anti -Abortion. Everything will have an opposite. Many are Atheist, many are ANTIFA or Socialist, some are commies, some love the Yellow Vest Movement, some like BLM or Black Lives Matter. Many if not most will have multiple Anonymous groups across the world on their accounts.
Be very careful with these people. I have come across too many and most do not have your best intentions at heart. They will hack you to death and anyone on your freinds list. They may even make it you your emails and personal bank accounts. BLOCK THEM AT ALL COSTS.