Close on heels of the controversial Anonymous OS, the hackavist group has launched “AnonPaste” a new website that allows users to post any material without worrying about the law tracking them down.
Anonymous affiliated hackers have traditionally used Pastebin.com to make public their haul of hacked data. Anonymous, and a new group that styles itself as “People’s Liberation Front,” takes credit for AnonPaste, describing it as safer than pastebin.
Pastebin was originally a platform for programmers to store and share code snippets and configuration details. Over time, hackers looking for a suitable medium to make public their exploits virtually took over the website
AnonPaste, developed by the hackers and for the hackers allow any user to post up to 2 MB of text at a time and offers URL shortening services. It apparently offers 256-bit AES encryption at the browser layer, encrypting and decrypting all data posted on its site. The developers also promise fellow hackers that the new site would provide complete anonymity and remains free from censors and moderators. The developers apparently do not have the power to delete text any user posts, and it depends on the user to specify how long they want the material to remain in the site.
Unlike Anonymous OS, this time there is controversy regarding the ownership of the website. The new website is probably a reaction to the increasing pressure law enforcers and private security firms have put on PasteBin to censor content and disclose IP addresses to authorities.