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Here are the materials required to successfully follow this tutorial:

  • A laptop with an access to the internet
  • A remote website that you own or that you have permission to access. In this tutorial, we will use the publicly available domain 

For this tutorial, I will suppose that you are using a Debian-based distribution, such as the popular ubuntu

Note: Kali Linux comes with all these tools right from the box. So, if you have a working installation of Kali Linux, just skip the installation steps and go to step 4.

1. Install Nmap

Nmap is the tool most hackers use to conduct reconnaissance on a remote target.

So, in this tutorial, we will suppose that you have a minimal knowledge of how to use this tool.

To install Nmap, use the command line below:

sudo apt-get install nmap

2. Install TOR

Tor is the most used software in the world to protect privacy while surfing the internet and sometimes to access the deep/dark web.  So, in order to protect your privacy, you just have to download and install the tor browser from; But, in this tutorial, we are going to use the command line version of TOR.

To install it, just type the following command:

sudo apt-get install tor

3. Install Proxychains

Proxychains is the tool used to send an application’s traffic through the network while staying anonymous. It is used to route all network traffic incoming and outgoing from an application to a local or remote proxy address. We will use it to route all the Nmap traffic through the anonymous network TOR.

To install proxy chains, just type:

sudo apt-get install proxychains

4. Start scanning anonymously

Once all these tools are installed, everything is correctly configured with the default setting, so you can start surfing anonymously without any problem.

sudo proxychains nmap -sT


Note: Here we have used Nmap with proxy chains, but you can use any other command line or GUI tool you know with proxy chains and TOR as explained.


The UK High Court has ordered BSkyB, BT, Virgin Media and three other UK broadband providers to block access to three music and movie file-sharing websites Kickass Torrents, H33T and Fenopy.

Judge Richard Arnold said  that these websites infringed 10 music companies copyrights on an industrial scale.
He granted an order to 10 record labels including EMI, Sony and Universal against six UK internet service providers requiring them to take measures to block or at least impede access by their customers to these three file-sharing websites.
The orders are necessary and appropriate to protect the intellectual property rights of the claimants and other copyright owners.” Judge said. The ISPs have been given 15 working days to block access to the sites. Each ISP will decide how to warn customers and subsequently attempt to curb alleged illegal file sharing activity.
Verizon decided to send a series of warnings to Internet users and after the fifth the alleged copyright infringer’s Internet connection will be slowed significantly for up to three days.

Source: The Hacker News

Lets see what Anonymous has to say in the coming weeks!


Hackers identifying as “KnightSec,” an arm of Anonymous, attacked the website of an Ohio high school football team to demand a public apology for the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl reportedly perpetrated by players.

Last weekend, the website of the locally celebrated Steubenville High School Big Red football team was replaced with a note and a video from the hackers in typical Anonymous style — a message from a Guy Fawkes mask and a computerized voice. KnightSec warned that it would release personal information including names and Social Security numbers of Big Red players and staff if an apology was not issued to the rape victim. The hackers also released “preliminary” information, which they called “a warning shot,” publishing names, addresses, phone numbers, and names of parent of 13 players allegedly involved in the rape.

“The town of Steubenville has been good at keeping this quiet and their star football team protected,” the KnightSec statement read.

Last week the New York Times reported on the disturbing assault in the small Ohio town. A 16-year-old girl was, according to prosecutors, gang raped and drag from party to party by a number of star football players while she was too drunk to consent. Via the Times:

Twitter posts, videos and photographs circulated by some who attended the nightlong set of parties suggested that an unconscious girl had been sexually assaulted over several hours while others watched. She even might have been urinated on.

In one photograph posted on Instagram by a Steubenville High football player, the girl, who was from across the Ohio River in Weirton, W.Va., is shown looking unresponsive as two boys carry her by her wrists and ankles. Twitter users wrote the words “rape” and “drunk girl” in their posts.

Two 16-year-old Big Red players, Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond are on house arrest on charges that they raped the girl. Their hearing is set for February. Meanwhile, many members of the Steubenville community have defended the players and blamed the rape victim for trying to defame their beloved team.


Internet hacktivist group Anonymous has declared cyberwar on Israel, posting personal data of five thousand Israeli officials online.

It has come to our attention that the Israeli government has ignored repeated warnings about the abuse of human rights, shutting down the internet in Israel and mistreating its own citizens and those of its neighboring countries,” the hackers wrote in a statement.

The document contains names, email addresses and ID numbers apparently belonging to Israeli officials. The group also said “Israeli Gov. this is/will turn into a cyberwar.” Earlier, the group hacked over 700 hundred Israeli websites, including the Bank of Jerusalem, the Israeli Defence Ministry, the IDF blog, the President’s official website and many others.

The Israel’s finance minister has acknowledged the recent wave of attacks, saying the government is now waging a war on a “second front.”

After suffering a major outage last week due to a DDoS, Demonoid, a popular BitTorrent tracker, was taken offline by Ukrainian authorities, allegedly so that the government could earn some brownie points with the United States. In response, Anonymous has launched OpDemonoid, an operation that is targeting sites in the Ukraine.

According to sources speaking to Kommersant, a Russian newspaper, and as reported by TorrentFreak, “the raid on Demonoid was timed to coincide with the very first trip of Deputy Prime Minister Valery Khoroshkovsky‘s trip to the United States. On the agenda: copyright infringement.”

“Ukraine had promised the United States that it would improve its attitude and efforts towards enforcing copyright and no doubt its Western partner will be very pleased indeed that Demonoid’s head has been presented on a platter.”

This is what led to Anonymous taking a stance. So far, DDoS attacks against the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine (, the Ukrainian Agency for Copyright and Related Rights (, and the Ukrainian Anti-Piracy Association (, have been the opening salvo.

However, the operation’s planning notes also call for Web defacement too. Should the Ukrainian president’s page ( be defaced, a prepared replacement page outlines other goals for OpDemonoid.

First, the main objective is to restore Demonoid services by “any means necessary” and facilitate a series of mirrors online. After that, there is retaliation, which is currently ongoing.

“Sergei Burlakov of Ukraine’s Ministry of Internal Affairs has confirmed that a criminal case in Mexico against the owners of Demonoid has been initiated and the tracker is charged with intellectual property rights violations. A future without public trackers is a bleak one my friends. For most of us Demonoid and other public trackers have been about much more than music or movies. They are an incredibly powerful educational tool, facilitating much more than just open piracy. Corporations and governments fear them. Anonymous will not tolerate a world without them,” the text from Anonymous states.


In a previous statement to the public, Anonymous reminded the Ukrainian government that they had faced their wrath before, asking: “Haven’t you, Ukraine, learned anything from the Anonymous Collective? You were attacked once, and yet feel the need to keep censoring us, your people, and every day hard working citizens?”

For this reason alone, the statement concludes, “Ukrainian government, You should have expected us.”

Ukraine Government Shuts Down Demonoid As A Gift To The U.S. –

The hacktivist group Anonymous has launched a new action called Operation PedoChat ( #OpPedoChat ) to eliminate pedophile sites all over the world.
This is not the first time that Anonymous has gone after pedophiles in October of 2011 they went after sites operating inside the Tor network in Operation Darknet. They have announced this new Op in the usual manner through a YouTube video which announces the reasons and goals behind the operation.

Anonymous has called out their cry of Tango Down as they have removed several sites from the list. The group has also posted a large amount of data about members of these sites and posted them on pastebin.

Calling it #OpPedoChat, the video explains: “Recently it has come to our attention that there has been a surge of websites dedicated to paedophiles for chat and picture sharing. These paedophiles openly advocate concepts like “man-boy love”, stating that 8-year-old boys enjoy it and prey on their attention. This is not limited to boys, boards for little girls exist and operate with impunity. Child pornography is frequently traded and even innocent pictures of random children (at the beach, on a playground, in their homes) are publicly fantasised about.”

Japan’s legislature has approved a bill revising the nation’s copyright law to add criminal penalties for downloading copyrighted material or backing up content from a DVD. The penalties will come into effect in October. The Upper House of the Japanese Diet approved the bill by a vote of 221-12, less than a week after the measure cleared the lower house with almost no opposition. Violators risk up to two years in prison or fines up to two million yen (about $25,000).

Hacker activist group Anonymous has attacked Japanese government websites, and is threatening further action in protest at new stiffer penalties for illegal downloading that were passed in a copyright law amendment.

A Twitter feed, @op_japan, associated with hacking collective Anonymous claimed responsibility, reacting to the country’s new anti-piracy bill. The new law outlines jail terms for those who download copyrighted content.

The finance ministry’s website was hacked on Tuesday, with messages opposing the stricter copyright laws posted on a number of its pages. The sites of the Supreme Court of Japan and the Intellectual Property High Court were also reported down overnight, while access to the sites of the two main political parties was said to be restricted. The websites of Japan’s Finance Ministry, Supreme Court and political parties DPJ and LDP – are now back up.

To the government of Japan and the Recording Industry Association of Japan, you can now expect us the same way we have come to expect you in violating our basic rights to privacy and to an open internet,” concluded the message from Anonymous.

We are aware of the Anonymous statement referring to the new copyright law, but we don’t know at this point if the cyber-attacks are linked to the group,” said Takanari Horino, a Ministry of Finance official, at a press conference. “We are investigating where the illegal item came from,” he added

According to the Recording Industry Association of Japan, 4.36 billion files were illegally downloaded in the country in 2010.In early June, members of Anonymous staged protests in 16 cities in India, against what they said was internet censorship in the country. India’s Madras High Court has since changed its earlier censorship order, which centred on the issue of internet copyright, making it once again possible for web users to access video and file-sharing sites, including The Pirate Bay

Following the post last week on, Virgin Media was forced to take its website offline for an hour yesterday during a hack attack.

It is thought the action was perpetrated by the censorship group Anonymous in response to Virgin Media’s decision to block popular filesharing website The Pirate Bay.

Following a High Court order last week, Virgin Media became the first broadband provider to block its customers from accessing the site.The ruling stated that The Pirate Bay enables breaches of copyright laws.Twitter accounts associated with Anonymous, which regards the ruling as censorship, announced: “Virgin Media – Tango Down #OpTPB”.

Virgin Media took its website down at about 17:00 yesterday.In a statement the company said: “Our website has been the subject of denial of service attacks so we’ve taken the site offline for a short period of time.

“The Pirate Bay also condemned the Anonymous action on its Facebook page.

“We do NOT encourage these actions,” it said. “We believe in the open and free Internets, where anyone can express their views. Even if we strongly disagree with them and even if they hate us.”

Coming soon – How to perform a DDOS attack in total safety

(BEIJING) — China was struggling Thursday to restore several government websites that international hacking group Anonymous says it attacked in an apparent protest against Chinese Internet restrictions.

On a Twitter account established in late March, Anonymous China listed the websites it says it hacked over the last several days. They include government bureaus in several Chinese cities, including in Chengdu, a provincial capital in southwest China. (MORE: Worst Cyber-Criminals in the World: China and Russia, Claims U.S. Report)

Some of the sites were still blocked Thursday, with error messages shown.

Anonymous activists have defaced websites around the world. They are engaged in political causes, including opposition to the global clampdown on file-sharing sites and defense of the secret-spilling site WikiLeaks. Some websites that Anonymous said it attacked were working Thursday, and government officials denied the sites were ever hacked. China’s National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team was not available for immediate comment.

In a message left on one of the hacked Chinese sites —, a home page for Chengdu’s business district — the hackers expressed anger with the Chinese government for restrictions placed on the Internet.

“Dear Chinese government, you are not infallible, today websites are hacked, tomorrow it will be your vile regime that will fall,” the English-language message read. “What you are doing today to your Great People, tomorrow will be inflicted to you. With no mercy.”

The message also offered instructions on how to circumvent China’s restrictions on its Internet. The government tries to block Internet users in China from seeing social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Information on politically sensitive topics is often blocked.”

Yesterday, we learned Anonymous put out their very own hackeriffic OS—a tricked out version of Linux filled with tools for mischief. Oops! It’s filled with trojans instead. Get used to more of this.

Word of the malware-filled pile word came from the AnonOps Twitter feed, one of the group’s quasi-official mouthpieces:

The Anon OS is fake it is wrapped in trojans. RT

Is it wrapped in trojans? Maybe! It wouldn’t be a novel occurrence; earlier this month, Symantec documented how many Anon groupies were tricked into downloading a trojan as part of Megaupload reprisal attacks. It’s happened before. Either way, we’re sure as hell not downloading it, and don’t recommend you do either.

But one thing that’s certain is that it’s not is fake. It’s very much a real thing. And whether it belongs to Anonymous or not is at the heart of an existential crisis that makes the group more unpredictable—and threatening—than ever.

For as long as we’ve been covering Anon, they’ve held steadfast to the tenet that the group has no leadership, there is no one in charge, there are no rules; Anonymous is everyone and no one. It’s just an idea. Of course, this was false: there was an Anonymous elite—for a time more or less lead by turncoat Sabu—which was eventually betrayed and arrested. Now they’re gone, and a power vacuum has taken their place. Inadvertently, that means Anonymous has realized its ideal: now nobody is in charge, and it’s kind of ugly.

Without at least a spiritual leader like Sabu to keep a consistent ethos, Anonymous is truly whatever its members want it to be. Spreading viruses to be jackasses? Sure! How about being an asshole and leaking the names of abortion clinic patrons, all in the name of Anonymous? Who’s going to stop someone like that? Who’s going to disavow it?

The truth is that Anon always fed off some general principles. Loose, at times juvenile principles, but principles: corporations and governments are generally awful. Privacy is sacred. Populism is essential. You can read these tenets—if you squint—in most of Anonymous’ greatest attacks, and they were handed down directly from the group’s elite. Now most of that aristocracy is either arrested, scared, or disillusioned by Sabu’s sellout to control much of anything. Goodbye tenets, hello Linux downloads full of malware—the Anonymous that Anonymous always wanted to be.