A new step taken by hacktivist group Anonymous could eventually end up causing more problems for law enforcement agencies. The group has decided to go ahead with the creation of a new research unit aimed at investigating and exposing corrupt companies.
The new service introduced by the hackers-collective, dubbed Anonymous Analytics, is equipped with its own website featuring a contact form, as well as drop box secured with the AES 256 bit encryption standard where anybody can come and give tip-offs.
"Anonymous Analytics, a faction of Anonymous, has moved the issue of transparency from the political level to the corporate level," a statement by the group announced, according to a V3 report (opens in new tab).
“To this end, we use our unique skill sets to expose companies that practise poor corporate governance and are involved in large-scale fraudulent activities," it added.
Anonymous also revealed the new, Analytics wing will include "analysts, forensic accountants, statisticians, computer experts, and lawyers from various jurisdictions and backgrounds" - all designed to find out and expose all kinds of corporate corruption.
It also assured that all the research will be carefully examined and vetted before posted online.