Anonymous re-emerges from the shadows

The amorphous internet activist movement known as Anonymous staged an online resurgence in the past week on the back of real-world protests against police brutality. Emma Jehle explains what you need to know about the group.

Anonymous was originally born over a dozen years ago and shot to fame for organizing basic but effective attacks on online systems.

They have largely been away from the spotlights in recent years until May 2020. One of them claims credit for knocking a Minneapolis police website offline.

Anonymous run with the tagline “We Are Legion, Expect Us”

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