Accused members of the amorphous hacktivist group Anonymous appeared in federal court in California on Thursday to enter pleas pertaining to a nearly three-year-old digital protest against the website PayPal.
An investigation into WikiLeaks is still active, a senior law enforcement official told the Washington Post this week, and the anti-secrecy group’s founder, Julian Assange, may soon be eligible for arrest if he enters the United States.
For the past year, activist hackers from the collective known as Anonymous have accessed US government computers in multiple federal agencies and stolen sensitive information, according to an FBI memo.
Internet activist Jeremy Hammond who pleaded guilty to hacking servers of the private intelligence company Statfor and leaking its information to anti-secrecy site, WikiLeaks, was sentenced to ten years in jail on Friday, November 15.
Hackers affiliated with the Anonymous Australia collective have posted a video warning their counterparts in Indonesia that if they do not stop infiltrating private Aussie web sites the two factions could engage in an all-out cyber-war.
Members of the internet-based collective of vigilante pranksters known as Anonymous have rekindled a campaign intended to get prosecutors in Arizona to re-open charges against a couple suspected of sexually abusing and killing a two-year-old girl.
A supposed technical glitch that replaced the usual content of the Fox News website with nonsense headlines and outdated articles, gave rise to a host of conspiracy theories, and suspicions of a break-in by ‘hacktivists’ Anonymous.
Thousands of people worldwide joined Million Mask March rallies organized by the amorphous Anonymous movement. Rallies, both peaceful and confrontational, protested austerity, surveillance, corporate greed and corrupt governments.
Italian organized crime activists have launched a new anonymous website where informants can report Mafia activity. MafiaLeaks is designed to encourage people to share information on organized crime without fear of reprisal.
Supporters of the Anonymous hacktivist collective are holding rallies all around the world on November 5, Guy Fawkes Day. They are protesting against what they see as the rule of greedy corporations and corrupt governments around the world.