I have Little Snitch installed. I use an app [that shall remain nameless in case this is a false alarm]. I was recently reviewing connection attempts in Little Snitch, and it claims that [this app] accessed "anonops.com" I checked this website and it seems to be an IRC server run for/by Anonymous (?) but I don't really know.
Can anyone shed any light as to why [this app] was trying to access this domain? It's not for software updates, because that it requests updates from [this app's official domain]. I don't want to accuse anyone of making malware, but obviously if the developer was responsible I can't just ask them and assume I'd be given an honest answer.
I'm running Mountain Lion and follow security best practices (no pirated software, don't open/install packages unless I know where they come from, browse the web with Java disabled, use Click2Flash and AdBlock, have "open safe files" disabled, etc.) so I wouldn't have thought I'd have been infected with anything.
I just want to emphasise I'm not accusing the developer of anything. Maybe it's another app just piggybacking off [this app], or maybe there's a completely legitimate reason for this that I don't know about. I just want to understand if there's something I need to be concerned about or not.