In 2011, Jeremy Hammond hacked into intelligence firm Stratfor, obtaining private e-mail, credit card numbers, passwords, and personal information in the name of political activism.
System admins say list of Congress passwords not legitimate.
Hacktivist group anonymous is joining in on this week’s leaks with a leak of its own.
Matthew Keys, Reuters’ social media editor, was fired today following an indictment that accuses Keys of helping hackers access his former employer’s severs.
Why not be a little creative? For $1,000, we’ll hack the DOJ. For $5,000, the FBI. And, for a platinum-level contribution of $10,000, we’ll hack the CIA and finally reveal the truth about Area 51.
North Korea’s state-run news agency Uriminzokkiri’s website and social networks have been compromised by Anonymous today, less than a day after the hacktivist group declared open season on the country.
The Rohingya people in Myanmar are one of the most persecuted groups in the world — but what can the web do to help them?
Matthew Keys, the social media deputy editor, was indicted today for giving Anonymous hackers access to his former employee’s servers.
Catch it while you can: The official Burger King Twitter account has gone up in flames and is now promoting Big Macs and bath salts — as well as the #LulzSec hashtag.
The Federal Reserve announced today that it was hit by an attack and lost some information soon after Anonymous published personal information for 4,000 bankers.
MIT says it has experienced a number of denial of service attacks since January 13, some that shut down Internet access across the campus.
After hacktivists groups like Anonymous and Lulzsec set out to hack well-known institutions, it seems like everyone is interested in security. That’s a good thing for Whitehat Security, which raised its fourth round of funding to keep up with demand.
Anonymous released information for 4,000 bank executives as part of OpLastResort, a campaign to bring about cyber crime prosecution reform after coder and activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide.
Anonymous claims it has stolen a number of secret files from the Department of Justice in the name of Aaron Swartz, the hacker who recently committed suicide while facing punishment for stealing JSTOR files. The group is calling for change to the U.S. judiciary process.
The hacktivist group Anonymous defaced the web site of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for its role in the events that led to the suicide of online activist Aaron Swartz.
From game violence to sex chat, game companies got into hot water in 2012.
Twitter temporarily took down YourAnonNews, a popular account belonging to hacktivist group Anonymous.
Hacktivist Christopher Weatherhead was convicted today of “conspiracy to impair” the operations of a number of payments companies in 2010.
Where there is political discord, there is Anonymous. The hacktivist group attacked Israeli websites last night after the Israeli Defense Forces began live blogging and tweeting its attack on Hamas rocket zones in Gaza.
If you looked at a graph of denial of service attacks, you’d likely see a hockey stick of growth in 2011, according to research by DDOS-protection company Prolexic.
Someone claiming to be a member of hacker collective Anonymous who previously claimed to take down GoDaddy and Facebook has claimed responsibility for today’s big Amazon’s EC2 cloud outage.
Anonymous and Wikileaks have seemingly broken a longstanding partnership after Wikileaks put up a paywall over a number of leaked documents on its website.
Thursday, Facebook experienced technical difficulties in parts of Europe. Proclaimed Anonymous security leader Anonymous Own3r claimed responsibility for the downtime, but the social network denied an attack took place.
Last week Anonymous claimed it plucked 12 million unique identifiers associated with iPhones from an FBI laptop. Today, however, a Florida publishing company says it was actually its servers that were hacked.
Anonymous member Topiary, otherwise known by his real name Jake Davis, is out on bail and not allowed to be on the Internet. But, according to him, life is much more fulfilling without it.
Apple responded today to the hack on 12 million UDIDs, or the unique number associated with iOS devices, after hacker collective Anonymous said the bounty was stolen from an FBI laptop.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations says Anonymous is lying about retrieving 12 million UDIDs, or the unique identifiers associated with Apple mobile devices, from an agency laptop.
Anonymous targeted United Kingdom government websites today in a show of solidarity with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is fleeing London to Ecuador for fear of being extradited to the United States.
Editor's Pick One of the most interesting mobile apps to come out of the Occupy Wall Street protests was Vibe, created by Hazem Sayed, which allowed users to send anonymous messages in a tightly controlled distance. Betaworks recently bought the company, and today it is releasing version 1.5, with some new features it will be highlighting at SXSW this month.