Review: We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency


Rating: (abandoned)
Date read: July, 2011
Read count:

The investigation and subsequent expositions started out promising while generating lots of interest regarding the masked anons behind Anonymous. Olson also goes to great lengths to describe what Anonymous and explain its “humble” beginnings. She then focuses on a few main players and delved deeper into their personal lives, motivations, involvement, leadership, and ultimate goals.

All of this was really interesting to follow along at first, but the more I read about the inner workings of Anonymous the less I was interested in the stories Olson was trying to tell. These so-called characters are ultimately selfish and nothing more. Once that realization hit me, I backed off from the book, though I promised myself I’d pick it up again… some day. One of these days.

Original review to be found here.


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