Felony charges have been dropped against 11 of the 14 Anonymous-linked hacktivists who pleaded guilty to waging a cyber-attack on the PayPal website. Meanwhile, the company has been derided on Twitter for launching a new promo campaign tagged #PayPal15.
Government websites in the UK, Australia and more than two dozen other countries were provided by an undercover FBI informant to a hacker involved with the group Anonymous as cybertargets to attack, according to previously unpublished documents.
A Muslim teenager who had been banned from school for wearing an Islamic face veil said that she was too ‘upset, hurt and angry’ to go back, despite the support of cover a thousand of her fellow students.
A ground squirrel in Russia’s Baikal Region seems to have been taking his preparations for winter a little too seriously. The little chap put on so much extra baggage that it managed to get stuck in its burrow and was only saved by an alert driver.
A four-day protest organized by the hacktivist collective Anonymous UK has begun outside Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). The demonstration was launched in support of a legal challenge against GCHQ mass surveillance.
Hacker collective Anonymous has taken down key Israeli government websites in a “retaliatory” attack against Israel and in solidarity with the people of Gaza. Israel Defense Forces, Bank of Israel, and the Israeli PM’s Office were among the targets.
A French pensioner has had to prove he is alive after being denied a refund by a state health insurance firm on the grounds that he was in fact dead. The 68-year-old then had to endure a bureaucratic nightmare to show he was still living.
Hacktivists say they’ve identified the Ferguson, Missouri law enforcement officer responsible for the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager killed on Saturday following an alleged altercation with the police.
Hacktivists have set their sights on the town of Ferguson, Missouri after police there on Saturday shot and killed an unarmed man, 18-year-old Michael Brown, elevating a wave of protests that have occurred in the days since to the digital realm.
Nicotine lover’s dreams of a job in one Arizona county could go up in smoke, if a manager has his way. He wants to impose a smoking ban on new employees, while existing workers would have to pay a surcharge of up to 50 percent if they light up.