Anonymous has long history of activism and controversy

Gordon Hoekstra reports;

Anonymous, the group that claimed Sunday it had launched an attack on the RCMP for the shooting of a Dawson Creek man, is a loose affiliation of international hackers that originated in 2003.

Since then, it has launched dozens of operations, largely over the Internet, that have targeted child porn websites, supported pro-democracy demonstrators in the Middle East and claim to have taken down government websites over measures to tighten online piracy laws.

Read more on Vancouver Sun.  CTV News had covered the RCMP site takedown, here.

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