Not even worth a conversation in my opinion. Yea the helped out all the IT security profession's. Dos attacks are for script kiddies. There is a few and I mean few that understand hacking. The rest are there just to say they are hackers. Go to school learn TCP/IP and actually know what the tool they are using actually does. Most of the are huge you tube fans. Don't mean to rain on your parade. Anon to me is the itch you cant get to!!
I would have to agree with armyranger2000, Anonymous has to many segments and groups to be one organization and the idea the "we are everyone" IMO is just stupid, most (not all) of the work is done through script kiddie programs. Although, IT security professionals probably love them because of the stir they are creating in the mainstream