Have you been getting confused by all of the hacker groups and hacker group spinoff groups and side projects of hacker groups and their spinoffs? Are you a little tangled up in the web of connections between Anonymous, LulzSec, AntiSec and others? Don't feel bad. It's really confusing.
Thankfully, a talented intern at Geekosystem created an infographic. Describing his flowchart-like layout, Eric Limer writes, "Events are listed in unscaled but roughly chronological order from top to bottom." It's mostly helpful in seeing how the different groups are connected to each other and where they branch off on special projects. There's even some color coding and visual cues to show who's friends with whom and what those relationships begat in the recent history of hacking. There's not, however, much explanation about the projects or the groups. We've done our best to itemize and explain everything with a handy hacker glossary.
4chan - Christopher Poole (screenname: moot) created this anonymous, image-based forum in his New York City bedroom at age 15. Since its launch in 2003, 4chan has grown to become one of the most trafficked forums on the internet with nearly seven million unique visitors a month. The culture at 4chan is both incredibly creative--memes like lolcats and Rickrolling started on 4chan boards--as well as potentially destructive--4chan users hacked Gawker and released the account info of all their users earlier last year.