Three members of the LulzSec hacking group have pleaded guilty to carrying out cyber-attacks on servers for several high-profile entities, including the CIA, the Pentagon, Sony, Arizona State Police and IT security company HBGary Federal.
More than 100,000 Israeli websites have come under attack from Anonymous hacktivists around the world. Speaking to RT, a Middle East hacker explained the aims of the cyber assault on Israel's online presence.
Anonymous DDoS attempts are a way to raise global awareness for rights and freedom issues, former MI5 agent Annie Machon told RT. The real cyber-terrorism is happening on a state level, taking such forms as the Stuxnet virus, she said.
Hacktivist group Anonymous has launched a second massive cyber-attack against Israel, dubbed #OpIsrael. While the hackers claim to have caused multi-billion dollar damage, Israel declares there haven’t been any major disruptions.
The Twitter and Flickr accounts of North Korean central news agencies have been hacked and taken over by Anonymous Korea group. A number of official websites have also been hacked - and defaced - again.
Hackers saying they are Anonymous-affiliated claim to have infiltrated North Korean servers, gaining access to 15,000 passwords. The hackers call it a bid to slow down a government that is “increasingly becoming a threat to peace and freedom.”
A Wisconsin man has been indicted over allegations that he helped the hacktivist group Anonymous briefly shut down two websites in 2011 during a virtual protest waged at billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch.
The mother of alleged Anonymous hacktivist Barrett Brown has pleaded guilty to helping her son hide two laptop computers from federal investigators—a crime that could cost her prison time and a hefty fine.
Hacktivist group Anonymous, along with numerous other hackers, is planning a massive cyber-attack on Israel, threatening to “erase” the country from Internet. Israel is apparently taking the threats seriously, with defensive preparations underway.