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For those of you are unaware of our long and proud history, I want to dedicate this post to provide you with some of the highs and lows of this 40 year history. It would be impossible to list every hack or hacker over the last 40 years, even if this were a 500 page book, so I will limit myself to a brief history and only try to touch upon the most significant buy canada goose jacket hacks over that period of time.

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It has conducted numerous widely reported hacks including Operation Chanology, an attack on the Church of Scientology’s website; Operation Payback, the DDoS attacks against MasterCard, Discover, Visa, and PayPal after they refused to allow people to canada goose uk black friday use their services to send contributions to WikiLeaks; Operation Paris, in response to the recent attacks in Paris; Operation ISIS, an attempt to nullify ISIS recruiting efforts on the internet; Operation Trump, an effort to keep Donald Trump from being canada goose coats on sale elected president; and many others.

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