Anonymous hackers set up activist hedge fund

Hacking group Anonymous has published a damning report on Chaoda Modern Agriculture, as the mysterious group morphs into a clone of Muddy Waters.

Anonymous hackers set up activist hedge fund
An Anonymous activist arrives at a Paris court in 2009 for the trial of the Church of Scientology (AFP)

In an unusual departure, a group of internet hackers best known for its online activism has apparently become a short-selling hedge fund similar to Muddy Waters.

Using the name Anonymous Analytics, the group published a 38-page report on Chaoda Modern Agriculture last week that claimed to provide evidence of “one of the Hong Kong exchange’s largest and longest running frauds”.

The report is prefaced with a legalistic disclaimer and, unusually for an...

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