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Anonymous takes down security firm's website, vows to fight on after arrests

Jaikumar Vijayan | March 8, 2012
Hackers claiming to belong to the Anonymous hacking collective early Wednesday defaced Panda Security's PandaLabs website in apparent response to the arrests of five hackers in the U.K. and the U.S.

The attackers noted that the arrests might well mean the end of LulzSec, but not of Anonymous. "Anonymous existed before LulzSec and will continue existing," the message read.

Analysts lauded the FBI's efforts in nabbing the alleged Anonymous hackers but had expressed doubt over the long-term impact it would have on the group's activities.

The arrests show that it is going to be increasingly hard for Anonymous to act with the kind impunity they have shown in the past, Rich Mogull, an analyst with Securois, had said. "But there's no way to predict where this will go," he noted.

 

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