The Church of Scientology created a Tom Cruise promotional video which was intended only for internal consumption. The video was leaked and clips from the video started going viral. Attempts by Church lawyers to remove the videos from the Internet were taken poorly by Anonymous and it created Project Chanology in response.
A group of hackers calling itself "Anonymous" has hit the Church of Scientology's Web site with an online attack. The attack was launched Jan. 19 by Anonymous, which is seeking media attention to Hackers Hit Scientology With Online Attack - ABC News Jan 28, 2008 Scientologists fight back against Anonymous • The Register Mar 17, 2008 Photo Essay: The Church of Scientology Still Shuttered in
'Anonymous' Takes on Scientology : NPR
'Anonymous' group declares online war on Scientology A mysterious anti Church of Scientology group is using YouTube and other social networking sites to gather people for a day of action against the church on Sunday, February 10. An Inside Look at Anonymous, the Radical Hacking
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Jul 31, 2019 'Anonymous' Takes on Scientology : NPR A so called declaration of war against the Church of Scientology waged by a group called only as Anonymous. Unidentified Man: Anonymous has therefore decided that your organization should be The Seeker: Scientologists fight "Anonymous" forces Actually, Scientology propaganda has accused "Anonymous" of bomb threats, vandalism, and many other things, yet there have mysteriously been no police reports. Face it - the "Church" WANTS is members, as always, to be afraid of anything in the outside world that challenges their control over them. For them, fear of Anonymous is imperative.