Dutch Teen Confesses to Participating in Pro-WikiLeaks Cyberattacks, Gets Arrested
Anonymous, however, isn't so much an organization as it is an affiliation. Users typically join attacks on the infamous /b/ 4chan message board. Past Anonymous targets include record labels, gaming sites, and the Church of Scientology. Experts point out that Anonymous' warriors don't really hack into websites, but simply run special software that its more tech-savvy members spread around. Denial of service protection expert Barrett Lyon told Wired that the group's latest attack is especially shoddily constructed, and called it "mediocre, at best." Apparently, though, it was effective enough to warrant the attention of Dutch police, and the arrest of this kid.