With all of the attention that the group has been attracting over the last year, many people are beginning to ask “Who is Anonymous? And what do they do?”
Anonymous is a group of online activists, or “hackivists” who send their message worldwide via the web. They have no official spokesperson. As a symbol they use the popular “Guy Fawkes” mask as a symbol of anonymity against the establishment.
They have taken part in protesting against what they call oppression by government, especially during the Arabic Spring. They also took an active part in the “Occupy” protests last year and early this year, and they took action against the SOPA and PIPA bills that went before congress in January.