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Hacked AP Twitter Account Reports White House Explosion
2013-04-23 13:31:37

A tweet on the Associated Press' (AP) hacked Twitter account reported today that there were two explosions in the White House and that President Barack Obama was injured.

LulzSec Hacker Sentenced To One Year In Prison
2013-04-19 12:52:00

Another member of the hacktivist collective LulzSec was brought to justice yesterday when a judge sentenced 25-year old Cody Kretsinger to one year in prison for his role in attacking Sony’s network in June 2011.

Hacking Group Anonymous Launches Citizen Journalism Website
2013-04-18 12:38:11

International hacktivist group Anonymous is looking to go legit – at least with the way it looks to share news and information. The controversial hacking collective has launched a website for crowd sourced news.

LulzSec Hacker Pleads Guilty To Cyberattacks
2013-04-10 08:05:34

A 26-year-old member of the hacktivist group LulzSec has pleaded guilty to one count of computer hacking.

Wisconsin Man Linked To Anonymous And Arrested
2013-03-28 18:41:04

Authorities have arrested a man in Wisconsin that has been allegedly connected to the infamous hacking group Anonymous.

Reuters Journalist Indicted After Conspiring With Hacking Group Anonymous
2013-03-15 10:55:42

The United States Department of Justice released information today that indicates a hack job on the website of the Tribune Company, which might have included part of The Los Angeles Times’ website, may have been the result of a so-called "inside job."

Anonymous Claims Responsibility For Federal Reserve Breach
2013-02-07 05:37:58

The U.S. Federal Reserve confirmed on Wednesday that one of its internal computer systems had been breached on Sunday, and that hackers had obtained some confidential data “by exploiting a temporary vulnerability in a website vendor product.”

Anonymous Threatens To Declare War Against US Government
2013-01-26 06:43:12

Cyberattackers, claiming to be affiliated with the online collective Anonymous, hacked into the website of the US Sentencing Commission early Saturday morning, posting a tribute to late Internet activist Aaron Swartz and threatening to declare “war” on the American government in retaliation for his death.

Hacktivists Attack ESA, FBI, NASA And More
2012-12-11 12:19:17

Yet another group of “Hacktivists” have seen it fit to attack some government organizations and leak personal data in the name of Freedom of Information.

PayPal Hackers Convicted
2012-12-06 18:44:57

Some Anonymous hackers have once again faced the long arm of the law as a London jury has convicted a 22-year old hacker for attacking the MasterCard, PayPal and Visa websites in 2010.


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