Latest Hacktivism Stories

2011-06-15 13:16:34

Lulz Security (LulzSec), a hacker group, recently opened a telephone request line so fans can suggest potential targets.

2011-06-12 07:00:00

Less than a month after the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) managing director was arrested in New York, the agency was hit by what computer experts are calling a large and sophisticated cyber attack.

2011-06-10 13:45:00

Spanish police arrested three suspected computer hackers who belonged to a loose-knit international hactivist group that has attacked corporate and government websites around the world.

2011-06-03 09:40:00

Entertainment giant Sony has been slammed again with a second data breach.

2011-05-06 05:35:00

The Internet activist group Anonymous denied any involvement in a cyber-attack on Sony's networks that exposed the personal data of more than 100 million PlayStation and Online Entertainment network accounts.

2011-01-01 05:55:33

Federal investigators have seized servers that they believe launched a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against PayPal earlier in December.

2010-11-29 14:30:00

A computer hacker temporarily took down the Wikileaks website on Sunday as 250,000 US diplomatic cables were released on the site.

2009-01-14 14:37:53

The Internet has become a major tool for propaganda during the current Israeli and Palestinian conflict in the Gaza Strip.

2008-08-27 12:00:47

A group of University of Toronto researchers who call themselves "hacktivists" is studying how criminals and governments are staging cyber attacks.

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  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
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