Latest Internet vigilantism Stories
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.
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.
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.
A 26-year-old member of the hacktivist group LulzSec has pleaded guilty to one count of computer hacking.
Authorities have arrested a man in Wisconsin that has been allegedly connected to the infamous hacking group Anonymous.
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."
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.”
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.
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.
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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