The War on Scientology: Event Log

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The War on Scientology: Event Log

The events surrounding the war on Scientology recently initiated by the 'Anonymous' hacker group are moving at a rapid rate.

This page is dedicated to logging the events as they occur. Below you will find links to videos, files and web sites of any events related to this topic. If you know of anything we missed, send us a message and we will add it.

[Jump to the most recent events]


January 21st, 2008

  • Anonymous issued on Youtube.
  • Anonymous acquire complete controversial Tom Cruise Scientology video and make available for download.

January 23rd, 2008

January 24th, 2008

  • Anonymous send out this press release outlying their intentions and reasons for declaring war. DDOS attacks begin on primary Scientology web sites.
  • Blogs start getting spammed with 'Anonymous' comments.
  • Sky News airs a story titled "" and interviews a computer security expert.
  • Meeting organised by Anonymous to be held at the London Church of Scientology on the 10th of Feb 2008. No further details revealed.
  • In a display of irony, the Anonymous web site becomes inaccessible due to heavy traffic flow.
  • Religious Freedom Watch issues a $5000 reward (cached URL here) on behalf of Scientology for information leading to the identification and criminal or civil prosecution of the Anonymous group.

January 25th, 2008

  • DDOS attacks on primary Scientology web sites were successful, as evident on this page. (at time of this entry, 2 of the sites seem to have made a partial recovery).
  • NBC airs a story titled "Group Wants To Destroy Scientology".
  • submits a story titled "Internet group declares war on Scientology". Scientology representative responds.
  • The 'Anonymous' theme shows early signs of being embedded into pop culture.
  • contributes a story titled "Anonymous hackers take on the Church of Scientology".

January 26th, 2008

  • Anonymous acquire Scientology training manual and make it available for download.
  • Anonymous respond to the media coverage of events .
  • A second address to Scientology , although this is potentially a fake.
  • Scientology's annual OT Summit 2007 DVD is ripped and made available for download on The Pirate Bay, posted by 'anon.assistant'.
  • Scientology web sites show further signs of recovery, after having moved the sites to Prolexic Technologies, a company that specialises in protecting against DDOS attacks.
  • Hacker group 'The Regime' threatens Anonymous via .

January 27th, 2008

  • 'The Regime' hack the Anonymous web site ( and leave the message "This website has been deleted due to copyright claims from the Church of Scientology."
  • Anonymous site comes back online, with a message for 'The Regime' they are "Still Alive".
  • Anonymous get revenge by hacking 'The Regime' web site. (screenshot).
  • Anonymous release , this time via a Youtube video, clarifying their position and intentions.

January 28th, 2008

  • Scientologists ask the Feds for help squash in Internet attacks (info provided by Rof).
  • is released via Youtube, claiming knowledge of Scientology practices the public do not know about.

January 29th, 2008

  • A hacking group known as 'The Goons' incorrectly identify California resident John Lawson as the saboteur responsible for the hacks (thanks Jake).

January 31st, 2008

  • Two Scientology centers were closed as authorities investigate source of envelopes containing a white powdery substance. (potentially unrelated to Anon).

January 29th, 2008

  • A hacking group known as 'The Goons' incorrectly identify California resident John Lawson as the saboteur responsible for the hacks (thanks Jake).

February 3rd, 2008

  • Anon Launches: .

February 10th, 2008

  • Live video feeds of the Feb 10 meeting are put online.
  • Anon release correcting some misconceptions.
  • Protestors in Adelaide demonstrate outside the Church of Scientology.
  • Scientology 'raids' take place at several locations, including Texas, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, , Florida, Michigan, Sydney, , Washington, Huston, , Orlando and .

Update: Unless something significant happens in this 'war', consider this event log dead.

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Saturday 26th January 2008 | 11:57 AM

Man, I'm surprised Xenu hasn't dropped a hydrogen bomb on them yet.

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Saturday 26th January 2008 | 07:52 PM

Anonimus cat... lolz

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Saturday 26th January 2008 | 09:47 PM

All your anon are belong to us

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Sunday 27th January 2008 | 12:31 AM

So far, it's just been a few DDOS attacks which lasted about a day, which is pretty small-scale on the scheme of DDOS. Then the so called Church of Scientology's legal team appears to have gotten the Anon site pulled and all the youtube videos linked above are now pulled, as well.

I'm all for them continuing but I hope this doesn't just fizzle out at that....

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Sunday 27th January 2008 | 05:39 PM

How very entertaining! I certainly hope they can defeat the insane cash-cow that is scientology. Imagine how much money they will throw at standing down Anonymous?

Keep the updates rolling in. I'm watching for something where everyone can chip in somehow.

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Sunday 27th January 2008 | 10:18 PM

It looks like there's 2 wars happening. Epic stuff.

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Tuesday 29th January 2008 | 03:54 AM

Ya, just looked at Regimes website, kinda funny now.

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Tuesday 29th January 2008 | 10:30 AM

They seem to have a lot of support from us left wing pinkos, but how about the right?

I'd be interested in seeing who supports/endorses their actions.

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Tuesday 29th January 2008 | 12:10 PM

What is "namefagging". Seems to be a term used only in association with Anonymous. From

We are sorry to inform you that any more of this Scientology stuff will no longer be allowed on this network due to the epic amounts of spam, namefagging, and bullshit that goes on.

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Tuesday 29th January 2008 | 12:35 PM

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Tuesday 29th January 2008 | 12:52 PM

Mark: Is that supposed to be 'nameflagging' and maybe just a typo?

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Tuesday 29th January 2008 | 02:23 PM

Rof, thanks for that link. It contained some stuff I didn't know about, like this:

"The first coordinated raid against the COS, a denial of service attack, crashed the Church's website. Anonymous members subsequently bombarded the Church with calls in order to tie up phone lines, sent "black faxes" to waste ink, and also "Google bombed" the Church by tying the word "Scientology" to such nefarious terms as "dangerous" and "cult" in order to skewer search results."

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Monday 4th February 2008 | 02:20 PM

This guys seem to be very quiet right now. Calm before the storm?

An former work colleague of mine who is based in England says he will be attending">the meeting on Feb 10th. I am going to see if I can convince him to get some video or photos of what goes down.

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Tuesday 5th February 2008 | 10:00 AM

This has totally petered out, which is very disappointing!

Anon... whats going on?

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Tuesday 5th February 2008 | 10:48 AM

I concur.

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Monday 11th February 2008 | 10:29 AM


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Sunday 14th September 2008 | 05:20 PM

Go Anon! Screw $cientology and there money-grubbing, people killing ways.

Bunch of retards who pray to a fucking alien named Xenu? Are you KIDDING me?

Tom Cruise needs a good lobotomy -nod nod-

tom cruisy leaves $cientology = the cult loses ALL of its members

good, da?

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