Anonymous Hackers Target Hunter Moore
The operation is part of the hacktivist group's broader anti-bullying campaign.
Anonymous recently posted a video message to "revenge porn" Web site owner Hunter Moore announcing the launch of #OpHuntHunter, and published Moore's home address and other information online, as part of the group's larger anti-bullying operation.
"Mr Moore sold his old website, IsAnyoneUp.com, to an anti-bullying charity in April this year," writes BBC News' Dave Lee. "Until that point it had gained notoriety for publishing pornographic pictures of men and women from all over the world, sent in by disgruntled ex-boyfriends and girlfriends."
"Hunter Moore, Founder of previous revenge pornography site isanyoneup.com is coming back stronger than ever from the shutdown of his previous website," the Anonymous statement reads. "This capitalist makes money off of the misery of others. ... Operation Anti-Bully. Operation Hunt Hunter engaged. We are Anonymous, we are Legion, we do not Forgive, we do not Forget, Hunter Moore, EXPECT US."
"The hacktivist group has recently been on anti-bully spree that resulted in them 'doxing' a man they accused of pushing a teen girl to suicide," writes WebProNews' Zach Walton. "The group sees Moore in much the same light -- as an Internet bully."
"Betabeat spoke with @KYAnonymous, an Anonymous operative who, along with @jackherer20, launched #OpHuntHunter and posted a list of Mr. Moore’s personal information to Pastebin. ... KY Anonymous told Betabeat that he decided to initiate the operation against revenge porn sites 'because they destroy unsuspecting peoples lives, social lives, and work lives and take advantage of some kind of bond of trust they once entered with the person who submitted the photo,'" writes Betabeat's Jessica Roy.