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The internet pranksters who started a war

Title: The internet pranksters who started a war
Date: Saturday, 10 May 2008
Publisher: Channel 9 (aka ninemsn) (Australia)
Author: Shaun Davies
Main source: news.ninemsn.com.au

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They've become the sworn enemies of a controversial religion, famous for unsettling online video attacks and protesting en masse in creepy masks. But the elusive internet group known as Anonymous didn't start out with a concrete plan to bring down Scientology. Before they got serious, Anonymous members say, they were only in it for laughs. In the years before "declaring war", the group's stock-in-trade was the creation of internet jokes revolving around, for instance, kitsch 1980s singer Rick Astley. Anonymous's transformation ... [Read the rest at news.ninemsn.com.au]