I’m fairly sure this article was written just to goad:
Senior security researchers at Intel-owned security vendor McAfee have dubbed 2013 the year the Anonymous hacking collective will face stagnation and decline.
Anonymous, a ‘loosely connected’ hacktivist movement that sprung up from 4Chan in 2003, has for a decade directed cyber-attacks at targets as varied as News Corp, The US, UK and Australian Governments, suspected pedophilia rings, the Church of Scientology and various rights holder groups such as record and film companies.
Such was Anonymous’ momentum and impact that Time Magazine named the collective the ‘Person of the Year’ in 2012.
At the end of 2013, let’s look back and see whether this “prediction” had any merit at all. My bet: it won’t.