The Global Television Network report identified the group responsible for Forcand's arrest as a "self-described Internet vigilante group called Anonymous" who contacted the police after some members were "propositioned" by Forcand with "disgusting photos of himself".The report also stated that this is the first time a suspected Internet predator was arrested by the police as a result of Internet vigilantism.Members of the epilepsy forum claimed they had found a thread in which the attack was being planned at 4chan.org, an imageboard that has been described as a stronghold for Anonymous.
On October 17, 2008, an 18-year-old from New Jersey described himself as a member of Anonymous, and he stated that he would plead guilty to involvement in the January 2008 DDo S attacks against Church of Scientology websites.According to Wired News, circumstantial evidence suggested that the attack was perpetrated by Anonymous users, with the initial attack posts on the epilepsy forum blaming e Baum's World.The Party's Facebook page was flooded with image macro and flames.Within a few hours, the Tea Party posted a message saying "Anonymous: We appreciate your resources and admire your tactics. As requested, we are no longer using the 'anonymous' quote." Following this raid, the Party's Facebook page was removed, and its Ning page limited to member-only access.The attack against the website took place in stages, as Anonymous users flooded the SOHH forums, which were then shut down.
On June 23, 2008, the group which identified themselves as Anonymous organized DDo S attacks against the website, successfully eliminating 60% of the website's service capacity.Hours earlier, Anonymous uploaded a video message to You Tube, addressed to Kevin Rudd, and Seven News, presenting a list of demands and threats of further action if they were not met.The protest consisted of a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDo S) on Australian Government websites.In September 2009, the group reawakened "in order to protect civil rights" after several governments began to block access to its imageboards.The blacklisting of in Germany infuriated many, but the tipping point was the Australian government's plans for ISP-level censorship of the internet.We could have changed history and failed, epically." Following allegations of vote rigging after the results of the June 2009 Iranian presidential election were announced, declaring Iran's incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the winner, thousands of Iranians participated in demonstrations.