Anonymous attacks Scientology

A hacker group calling themselves Anonymous have declared war on Scientology.

In their declaration of war, posted on YouTube, Anonymous claim:

“With the leakage of your latest propaganda video into mainstream circulation, the extent of your malign influence over those who have come to trust you as leaders has been made clear to us.

“Anonymous has therefore decided that your organisation should be destroyed, for the good of your followers, for the good of mankind, and for our own enjoyment.

“We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.”

Organized by an online Forum and IRC Channel, Anonymous have been launching denial of service attacks on various Scientology websites. Names and contact details of Church of Scientology members have been circulated to Anonymous members.

Comprising predominantly of Script Kiddies who appear to be students (one member using the online handle xenubuster left this morning to take an exam), the Anonymous “members” download a Denial of Service script and run it from their home computer. The group contains users who have done this sort of attack from home before and have been contacted by their ISPs.

Using standard Denial of Service attacks, Anonymous appear to have been successful in temporarily taking some Scientology sites offline, but no serious damage appears to have been done.

Last night, the group was using a simple UDP flood to try and disable the DNS servers responsible for some Scientology web sites. This morning, one member of the group using the online handle xenubuster claimed “not even the industry really know how we’re doing what we’re doing“!

Anonymous have published a Long Term Strategy for their attack that suggests that their next stage involves IRL (in real life) bombardment of the Church of Scientology. They also suggest publishing this flier in areas known to have Church of Scientology members.

6 Responses to “Anonymous attacks Scientology”

  1. Capt. Pot Says:

    I know I’d be willing to dedicate a sizable amount of bandwidth/cpu time to help out those, course if I knew they wouldn’t high jack my connection…..just need to contact in the right way and such….fucking scientologists are slowing the progress of humanity….

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Anonymous is Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget.

  3. von Says:

    You do realize these guys hang out here:

  4. Anonymous Says:

    All hail anonymous, we are everywhere and you cannot stop us because you cannot figure out who we are. Any resistance will be crushed thuroughly. If you’re so confident that you’re invincible, post your ip address, home address, or telephone number and watch your life fall apart.

    We do not forgive, and we do not forget.

  5. Tate turner Says:

    you fools,

    those who attack scientology aren’t even denting their aims, ideals and anything else.

    You can’t destroy scientology, have you got a virus for a pan and paper?

    scientology once learned is in the mind forever just like a medicine man passes down herbal remedies for illnesses, scientology can certainly cope without computers you dimwits.

    If i was you stop, before the FBI get involved and your sent to prison for the rest of your life

  6. Anonymous Says:

    To Address Tate turner in regards to FBI interest-
    Have you ever heard of Operation Snow White, “the single largest infiltration of the United States government in history” as well as a 135 other countries by the so called ‘church’ of scientology. Perhaps with a little education, and maybe a little self confidence you wouldn’t feel the need to blindly follow- especially a belief that requires you to pay for religious scripture or spiritual rank.


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