It is for this reason that we see such variety in both Anonymous’s tactics and targets.
Indeed, many of the attacks carried out by participants are not based on moral or ideological reasoning.
In addition to attacking sites such as Pay Pal and Master Card in a sign of support for Wiki Leaks, and forcing the CEO of the security firm HBGary Federal to resign, they have launched operations against several governmental bodies, including the Australian government.
By Anonymous group [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons It is easy to think of Anonymous as cohesive hacking force, a secret ‘organisation’ which methodically chooses its targets.
Furthermore, these communities are not permanent, with participants moving between locations at intermittent periods.