The methods are fairly consistent, and I am against the use of those methods...
I actually agree with them on a number of causes they fought for though.
They do actual hacking as well. They tend to do DDoS more often, probably in part because it's easier for noobs to do it.
Although DDoS is not burglary, it's like throwing a rock through some store's window. You've inconvenienced both customers and the store owner, and not really delivered a message in the process (most people probably don't know what Anon does, or why).
There's a bunch of different types of DoS attacks, wiki it if you want to know.
However, if you have a botnet (a network of infected computers which you can control) you can tell all those computers to spam the server with requests and a botnet may have enough slaves for successful DDoS, which would be one person doing a DDoS.
Controlling a botnet doesn't cost much bandwith at all so you can do that through TOR and VPN's and proxies to make you pretty hard to trace.
Actually hacking into a server and defacing a page is much harder than just DDoSing it by the way, and as rasp said it makes you more traceable.
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I think anyone indulging in internet hacktivism under the Anon flag should be very wary of the kind of attention it'll eventually attract.
The government agencies might seem bumbling and amateurish right now, but I'm not sure I really want to see them poked fully awake.
And then there's the actual black hat hackers/"security experts" whose attention you really, really don't want, and in whose proverbial gardens Anon tend to be trampling around yelling HEY GOVERNMENT GUYS LOOK AT US DOING ILLEGAL **** LOL at the top of their lungs.
Anon aren't just poking dragons I'd much rather we let lie, they're going to make some pretty nasty enemies doing so.