Over 200 sites are participating in today's Internet shutdown to protest the cyber-security bill Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which the House of Representatives passed last week. But, the big names that showed up to last year's nearly Internet-wide protest of SOPA—like Wikipedia and Wired—haven't shut down their sites this time.
As they say, one small step for world peace, one giant leap for Photoshop.
After three months of headlines from China to the White House and every geek haven in between, this week introduced the world to the cyber attack that may or may not be slowing down the entire Internet, followed by the digital assault on American Express. Yes, 2013 is already the year there were too many hacking incidents to keep track of, and, no, they're not all the same.
The hacker collective which turned the national spotlight onto a then little-known football town called Steubenville has now shifted its eyes onto Torrington, Connecticut and the a rape case involving two 18-year-old football players, two 13-year-old girls, and the student body of Torrington who bullied the alleged victims.
The indicted Reuters deputy social media editor was operating as an "undercover-type" investigative journalist during his dealings with Anonymous, his lawyer said Friday, claiming that his client was only pretending to be one of them to get a good story.
You can't help but feel bad for Matthew Keys. Here's a 26-year-old who suddenly finds himself facing up to 25 years in prison and $750,000 in fines for a few keystrokes. Sound like anyone else who's been in the press lately?
The Department of Justice announced today that Matthew Keys, deputy social media editor at Thomson Reuters and former employee of a Fox affiliate in Sacramento, has been indicted for allegedly giving members of Anonymous login information to hack the Los Angeles Times website.
Police finally and definitively identified the charred remains inside the Big Bear Mountain cabin as former cop and suspected cop killer Chris Dorner on Thursday evening. Let the martyrdom begin.
Today the Internet collective known as Anonymous threatened to interrupt a bunch of State of the Union livestreams to demonstrate their hacking prowess. Check out our list of embedded videos to see if they succeed (or not).
The do-gooder hacking collective plans to target cord cutters and anyone using the Internet to watch the State of the Union address online, blacking out President Obama's speech for the causes of Aaron Swartz and more.
Two days after Anonymous bragged about its latest government website breach and data dump, the United States Federal Reserve admitted that it had been hacked and robbed.
If you were skimming the news this morning, we could understand why you might be confused and thinking that the hacking collective Anonymous has access to real U.S. warheads. Stop worrying, they don't.
Fresh off their most recent spat over the Newtown shootings, the alleged hate-group protestors at Westboro Baptist Church and the do-gooder hacktivists from Anonymous faced off over the ongoing Aaron Swartz suicide controversy on Tuesday — albeit briefly — and in a sign of Anonymous's growing power, the hackers won.
A social-media firestorm has spent the last week enveloping the city, and on Tuesday morning it took a frightening turn: all district schools in the city went on a precautionary lockdown after police received word of "some type of shooting threat made on social media."
Fred Abdalla has been targeted as a symbol of the corrupt nature of the Ohio city and its football team ever since the hacking collective made the rape charges national news again this week. So it was strange to see the sheriff on stage at the Anonymous rally Saturday afternoon.
The tweet in question included a photo that Twitter has since taken down of or about the spokesperson for Westboro Baptist Church, whose account Anonymous hacked in response to Westboro protesting funerals for the victims in Newtown.
The fallout from the leak of information into the Newtown funeral-protesting group made positive waves on Twitter Monday, with Westboro spokesperson Shirley Phelps-Roper getting her Twitter account hacked to look like a full-on decent human being.
As WikiLeaks ramps up for its first document dump in months, there's a very noticeable difference in the workflow of the champions of free information. It's not exactly free any more.
When you're the so-called face of Anonymous, a lot of your life gets documented online, including, for Barrett Brown, video threats to an FBI agent and his subsequent arrest.
The latest "declaration of war" from Anonymous is only notable because of its target, The New York Times, but it's devoid of any specific threat, save to one reporter who sounds like he'll be collateral damage.
We haven't heard much from Anonymous stateside of late, but hacker activists operating under the banner in Australia took down some of that country's official websites on Friday, showing the now-familiar technique of disabling high-profile sites still grabs attention.
Someone's pulled off an elaborate prank on former New York Times executive editor Bill Keller. They built a replica of the Times' website and took passages of an email Keller sent defending Wikileaks and wrote an entire, completely fake Op-Ed.
A British teen hacker is back in jail for contacting LulzSec leader-turned-informant Sabu, but so far Anonymous has yet to "kill the Internet" in retaliation.
Syrian opposition activists quietly watched President Bashar al-Assad trade crisis-management tips with Iran and order Right Said Fred songs from iTunes as they secretly accessed his email until Assad shut down his account after a totally separate hack by Anonymous.
A group of hackers calling themselves Th3 Consortium and claiming to be affiliated with Anonymous and LulzSec broke into yet DigitalPlaground.com, the third porn site it's hacked in as many weeks, stealing 72,000 passwords and 40,000 credit card numbers.
Today we learn more about the Internet hacktivist known as Sabu via fresh court documents made public yesterday, which further complicate his persona.
One of its key players turned out to be an FBI informant and Anonymous is frustrated, so it's acting out in classic fashion by knocking the website of a computer security firm offline and posting the employees' logins on Pastebin, but the retaliation is small compared to its past actions.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation says that they've identified and arrested all of the key members of the now defunct hacktivist group LulzSec thanks to the clandestine cooperation of the group's chief who told many of Anonymous's secrets.
Interpol's website is back online Wednesday after hackers knocked it off in retaliation for the agency arresting 25 Anonymous affiliates, and now Anonymous says it plans to go after individual agents by exposing their personal information.
Much of the tear gas that billowed through Bahrain's streets Monday (and throughout the Arab Spring) was made by a Pennsylvania-based company called Combined Systems, so to mark the anniversary of protests in Bahrain, Anonymous took Combined Systems' website offline and dumped its employee and client data on the Web.
The Central Intelligence Agency's website CIA.gov is unresponsive in what looks a lot like a denial of service attack, and Anonymous is taking credit.
The website for Puckett & Faraj, the military law firm that defended a U.S. Marine court-martialed for his role role in the Haditha killings, remains down after suffering a devastating cyber attack by hacker collective Anonymous, but the bigger question is if the law firm can survive the fallout of the security breach.
Depending on who you talk to, Anonymous is either a righteous crusader out to expose corporate corruption by baiting a computer security company into offering it a bribe, or a vicious criminal syndicate using stolen data to extort money.
In what's becoming a weapon of choice for the digital backers of Occupy Wall Street protests, Anonymous has released the personal data of Oakland city officials in respect to the Occupy protests there that turned violent on Jan. 28.
On Friday, hackers under the banner Anonymous released three years' worth of emails from the law firm representing a marine convicted in the 2005 Haditha massacre in Iraq, which presents a fresh question of how anybody will ever find anything worthwhile in all that.
The hackers at Anonymous promised a big release of hacked information on Friday, and they're doing it, starting with a confidential call among FBI agents investigating Anonymous and most recently releasing correspondence from the lawyers of a marine convicted in the Haditha massacre.
Anonymous' devious and speedy campaign to undermine the defenders of copyright yesterday served both as revenge for the loss of Megaupload and a demonstration of the futility of trying to police the Wild West of the Internet.
People call Anonymous a lot of bad words, but hypocritical is seldom one of them. The hacktivist collective's latest Germany-centric crusade against the bigotry and hatred of neo-Nazis is drawing ire from all sides.
The New York Times's Home Subscriber alert heard round the world on Wednesday is now enjoying a second, silly turn in the news cycle, mostly thanks to News Corp and Anonymous.
Now that the afterglow of the latest AntiSec assault on the global intelligence firm Stratfor is dulling a bit, some
members affiliates of Anonymous are protesting the hacking of a regular old, hard-working American company.
A holiday-themed attack into on the Stratfor Global Intelligence service has left various charities with as much as $1 million in unauthorized donations, all thanks to the warm-hearted hackers at Antisec.
If Anonymous learned anything in 2011, it ought to be this: the government takes it very seriously when people break into its secret networks, and so does KISS.
After canceling and resurrecting Operation Cartel (twice), Anonymous now says they're redirecting their efforts towards corruption in the Mexican government.
After one of their members held hostage was released, Anonymous is redirecting Operation Cartel away from the Zetas, but Barrett Brown says he's armed and ready for battle.
Anonymous's chain-smoking collaborator Barrett Brown insists that the previously cancelled Operation Cartel is most definitely a "Go!" And the whole danger of getting people killed? That's old hat for the hacktivists.
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