Anonymous strikes back: Creates AnonPaste after Pastebin censorship move

In a response to recent comments from Pastebin owner Jeroen Vader about policing “sensistive posts,” Anonymous has launched an alternative, AnonPaste.

Pastebin has been used by Anonymous and other hackers over the last few years to publicize their various disparate operations and hacked information. Anonymous-affiliated Twitter accounts will tweet a link to Pastebin, where users can read press releases or peruse “sensitive posts” from the hacktivists.

In a press release titled “Anonymous Launches A New & Secure Alternative To PasteBin,” Anonymous stated:

As many might be aware, PasteBin has been in the news lately for making some rather shady claims as to what they are willing to censor, and when they are willing to give up IP addresses to the authorities. And as a recent leak of private E-Mails show clearly, PasteBin is not only willing to give up IP addresses to governments – but apparently has already given many IPs to at least one private security firm. And these leaked E-Mail’s also revealed a distinct animosity towards Anonymous.

And so the PLF and Anonymous have teamed up to offer a paste service truly free of all such nonsense.

Anonymous, which is also calling itself PLF (People’s Liberation Front), claims that there will be user supported with no connection logs, no policing, no censorship and no advertisements, with a browser encrypted with 256 bit AES encryption.

AnonPaste was built with ZeroBin software, created by French developer Sebastien Sauvage and hosted on his personal website, which states “ZeroBin is a minimalist, opensource online pastebin where the server has zero knowledge of pasted data… Data is encrypted/decrypted in the browser using 256 bits AES. More information on the project page.”

Will the site be able to withstand the DDoS attacks that will surely be launched against it by governments and corporations? We shall see.