Wikileaks has made online data dumps of leaked materials a very popular concept. Whereas Wikileaks has a wholly different purpose and dimension when indulging in this, the famous hacking group Anonymous has also launched a similar data dump site of its own. It is being called Par:AnoIA.
It is believed that the primary reason why Anonymous decided to launch a data-dumping website of its own was that Wikileaks rolls outs its data at a very slow pace. The hacktivist group want a higher pace.
Both the groups have worked together for a number of data hacks recently. Seems there was potential disagreement between the two groups over working methods. And the hacktivist group Anonymous has now launched an online data dump site of its own.
The new site Par:AnoIA stands for ‘Potentially Alarming Research: Anonymous Intelligence Agency.’ The platform was originally launched by Anonymous as far back as March this year but its getting traction only now. The group aims to use it to release its data dumps as well as to organized the data it acquires, perhaps along the lines of Wikileaks but at a better pace.
Earlier, Anonymous has been releasing its data dumps on other popular websites, most famously the Paste Bin. But now, the group seems to be trying to pitch a platform of its own so that it wouldn’t have to worry about data screening, censorship and other similar issues.
According to an Anonymous volunteer working on Paranoia, ‘The reason no one cares about these leaks, as a general rule of thumb, is that they can’t do anything with [them]. Basically, [we’re] making it accessible to anyone that wants to do something with it, in a proper usable format.”
There was also a recent altercation between Wikileaks and Anonymous on Twitter where the former accused latter of promoting insecure proxies to which the latter responded quite strongly. This may mark the conclusion of the brief relationship between the two.
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