Anonymous deploys Zerobin to create AnonPaste
Anonymous and the Peoples Liberation Front have launched AnonPaste.tk as a replacement for its use of Pastebin. AnonPaste uses the ZeroBin software published earlier this week which offers an encrypted version of a Pastebin-like service. The difference with ZeroBin is that all the entries are encrypted with keys that the server never sees but which can be included in the URL for any entry. The ".tk" domain is a service which offers free domain names for the top level domain for Tokelau, a New Zealand territory in the South Pacific.
The hacktivist collective has used the Pastebin service in the past to publish calls to action and also the results of its hacking, much to the chagrin of its owner. The press release, itself published on AnonPaste, called the new service "a totally secure and safe alternative to the now infamous PasteBin service" and complained that PasteBin had been "willing to give up IP addresses to the authorities". Anonymous says that "there will be no need for us to police this service" as the "responsibility for the legality or appropriateness of any paste is the sole responsibility of the person posting".