Anonplus

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Anonplus was a social networking service developed by Anonymous.[1] It was announced on 16 July 2011, one day after Your Anon News was banned from Google+.[2] Anonymous defined Anonplus as a "new social network where there is no fear...of censorship...of blackout...nor of holding back." Anonplus's goal was to create a decentralized and secure social network where the privacy of the users was valued.[3]

Attack on Anonplus[edit]

On 21 July 2011, Anonplus was hacked by a rival group of hackers, apparently based in Turkey. AnonPlus's main webpage was replaced with an image of a dog wearing a suit, mocking the more normal Anonymous logo, and messages in Turkish and English.[4]. Few days later, it was defaced again second time by the rival hacking group Syrian Electronic Army.[5]

Current state[edit]

The social networking site has since been abandoned.[6] The website was updated on the 13th of November with a press release which mentioned that the project had entered an invite-only beta phase. According to this document, the project entered this beta phase on the 5th of November. The document also explained that it had become a goal of the project to target censorship.[7] Since that point, the domain has expired and no mention has been made of the project on any social media outlets.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tweet from @AnonPlus
  2. ^ Tumblr post of Your Anon News, 15 July 2011
  3. ^ Anonplus Project and Network Plans (PDF), August 2011, retrieved 21 November 2011 
  4. ^ "AnonPlus, Anonymous's social network, is hacked", nakedsecurity.sophos.com, 21 July 2011
  5. ^ "AnonPlus Hacked (Again) by Syrian Group". Hackmageddon. HACKMAGEDDON. Retrieved 21 August 2017. 
  6. ^ Twitter feed of @AnonPlus
  7. ^ Anon+ News (PDF), November 2011, retrieved 21 November 2011 
  8. ^ Wayback Machine, June 2017, Archived from the original on 29 July 2016, retrieved 19 June 2017 

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