MalSec (an abbreviation of "Malicious Security") is a splinter faction of Anonymous that pledges to use hacktivism ethically to empower people.[1] The group has said that they want to turn away from their trickster ways and become a more forthright force fighting censorship on the internet and improving the security of the net with free pentests.[2][3]


  1. ^ Liebowitz, Matt (11 April 2012). "New Anonymous Spinoff Vows to Be Ethical, Breaks Vow". TechNewsDaily. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  2. ^ Murphy, Samantha (20 April 2012). "New hacktivist sect emerges from Anonymous". New Scientist. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  3. ^ "MalSec Introduce Themselves After Hacking Raiffeisen Bank and Others (Updated)". Retrieved October 2, 2013.