Not all cyber attacks are meant to rip off banks, governments and private individuals. Some attackers have made it their actions a part of what they consider to be their civic duties. The Anonymous group, also known as “anons” has been known to be the mastermind behind some of the attacks on US, Turkish, Israelian government agencies as well as corporations such as PayPal, Visa, Mastercard.
It is unsure whether the group Anonymous Africa is directly connected to the global group behind the attacked mentioned earlier, however this “branch” has already attacked 50 sites, including that of the Independent Newspapers Online after the Zimbabwean papers published an article praising President MUGABE.
Following the attack the group, via their twitter account, announced that they were recruiting new members.