Anonymous launch dark web chatroom OnionIRC to teach hacktivism
The online hacktivist group takes its members seriously and this was proved when they announced a new chat service specifically dedicated to teaching its new members the skills of hacking, coding and encryption.
The announcement came via a tweet from an Anonymous member and will be available to Anonymous members through the dark web. The chat service named as OnionIRC is now open for anyone wanting to converse with members of the hacktivist group.
In a video posted online, the group outlined the intentions of the chatroom. “The OnionIRC is designed to allow for full anonymity and we welcome all to use it as a hub for all Anonymous operations, general free speech or any project or group concerned about privacy and looking to build a strong community,” stated the computerised voice now typical of Anonymous video messages.
“We also intend to strengthen our ranks and arm the current and coming generations of internet activists with education. Our plan is to provide classrooms where, on a scheduled basis, ‘teachers’ can give lessons on any number of subjects. This includes but is not limited to: security culture, various hacking tutorials, history lessons and promoting how to properly utilise encryption and anonymity software.”
HackRead which first reported on the chatroom said that the new service was just getting started,
“we checked the new service from Anonymous and to our amusement, there were only 20 people present in the room and out of the 20 just 3 to 4 users had an idea about the new service or even Anon ops. So uninformed were these clueless users in the chat room that they were learning about newly heard terms such as hacking.
The organizer, however, tried his best to teach them as comprehensively as possible. The organizer, appearing in the chat room as “Butts,” stated in an open chat session this Tuesday that:
“I wouldn’t expect there to be any planned lessons taught for a bit here.Things are just starting off and we want to see how things go for a bit, hopefully, build a bit of a user base, and then we’ll kick it off with some awesome in-house presentations.”
Many Techworm readers have asked us ways of joining the Anonymous. For them joining the OnionIRC may be a good idea to get acquainted with Anonymous and their hacktivists. If you want to learn more about Anonymous then the complete information about the joining procedure can be accessed from this link.
The process is very simple and even if you are a newbie with technology, you can join in.