Hacker Group Anonymous Issues War on Luxury Brand Louis Vuitton

Fashion / News / March 11, 2011

Top: Photo courtesy Hamburg, Germany Anonymous, Bottom: Nadia Plesner Darfur awareness T-shirt

Uh-oh. Things just got real serious for luxury brand Louis Vuitton.  Sources are reporting that the anti-corporate hacker group Anonymous has issued an all out war on the LV brand.

Anonymous who?

Anonymous is a group that originally started in 2003 as an internet meme on the 4chan website. They attack their targets by using well-coordinated tactics that usually employ large anonymous groups of people.

They are the same group responsible for Project Chanology; a very public internet protest of scientology that organized a series of denial-of-service attacks against Scientology websites, Operation Tunisia; DDoS attacks on the Tunisian government websites which led to an upsurge of internet activism among Tunisians against the government, Operation Avenge Assange; a take-down of MasterCard and Visa’s websites in support of WikiLeaks, and now, OPERATION SKANKBAG; an operation designed to cause “financial damage” to the Louis Vuitton brand.

OPERATION SKANKBAG is in response to Louis Vuitton’s 5,000 Euros a day lawsuit against artist Nadia Plesner.

Nadia created an image of an African child carrying a Chihuahua and a handbag to raise awareness of atrocities in Darfur and Louis Vuitton is claiming the painted handbag resembles theirs in a lawsuit against the artist.

According to Nadia’s foundation website, she also uses money from her t-shirt sales to ship medical supplies and equipment to Dafur.

Anonymous has responded to the lawsuit  by calling on fellow anon-ers to give away replica handbags to the homeless.

Additionally, they’ve threatened to hand out fliers in front of  LV stores, make “Louis Vuitton whores” a Google trending topic, and take down the luxury brand’s website.


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Jacqy Law




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