Anonymous: Still Trolling After All These Years

Yesterday, an environmentalist faction of Anonymous took down a Hawaiian state government website and a site for the Thirty Meter Telescope project, a controversial effort to build the world’s second largest telescope atop Mauna Kea. You’ve probably never heard of Operation Green Rights. But that’s the point. » 4/27/15 2:35pm Monday 2:35pm

Barrett Brown Will Spend 5 Years In Jail for Hacking-Related Offenses

A federal judge just sentenced journalist Barrett Brown to 63 months in prison and ordered him to pay nearly $890,000 in restitution for charges related to the 2011 hack of Stratfor Global Intelligence. Brown's supporters maintain that the young writer and activist was "merely linking to hacked material." Either way,… » 1/22/15 4:07pm 1/22/15 4:07pm

Hackers Leak Thousands of Passwords Because This Is How We Live Now

So, um, it's probably a good day to change your passwords. For everything. Anonymous (or some kid claiming to be part of Anonymous) supposedly made good on a promise to release about 13,000 passwords and credit card information for a couple dozen sites — including Amazon, Walmart, Hulu Plus, Playboy, and Xbox Live,… » 12/27/14 4:00pm 12/27/14 4:00pm

Anonymous Declares Cyber War on Israel, Downs Mossad Site, Many Others

They're Back. Anonymous has launched a full-frontal assault on the Israeli government's web presence over recent events in Gaza. It's alleged that the attacks escalated after the death of Tayeb Abu Shehada, 22, a Palestinian protestor shot wearing a Guy Fawkes mask. Here's the running tally of downed sites: » 8/04/14 8:52am 8/04/14 8:52am

Participating in Anonymous DDoS Attack for One Minute = $183,000 Fine

Eric Rosol is not a big-time hacker. However, the Wisconsin man did participate in the 2011 distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that Anonymous unleashed on Koch Industries—for one whole minute. And for that one minute of his life, a judge just decided, Rosol must pay a $183,000 fine. » 12/11/13 1:03pm 12/11/13 1:03pm

Feds Seize Silk Road, Everybody's Favorite Illegal Drug Website

Once upon a time, you could sign on to Silk Road and buy everything from LSD to Moon Rock molly with Bitcoin. That time is now over because the FBI along with a few other federal agencies have seized the domain and shutdown the drug-dealing site. The only question is, what took them so long? » 10/02/13 11:46am 10/02/13 11:46am

Anonymous Says They Leaked 2,000 Congressional Email Passwords

The rascals over at Anonymous are still pretty upset over the recent revelations about the NSA spying on seemingly everyone so they're acting out in the only way they know how: hacking. Specifically, releasing the supposed email accounts—and passwords—of seemingly everybody on Capitol Hill. » 7/18/13 1:55pm 7/18/13 1:55pm

North Korea Tried to Blame Anonymous for Its South Korea Cyberattacks

North Korea tried and failed to hide behind the undisputed superstars of the hacker community last month when South Korea got hit by a large scale cyberattack. According to South Korea, Kim Jong Un and company worked hard to cover its tracks by hiding the IP addresses of computers used in the attacks and later… » 7/16/13 12:01pm 7/16/13 12:01pm

Anonymous Just Leaked a Trove of NSA Documents

In the wake of last night’s revelation that everyone in the world has a creepy NSA-shaped stalker, defenders of online liberty and generally angry internet people Anonymous have leaked a treasure trove of NSA documents, including seriously important stuff like the US Department of Defense’s ‘Strategic Vision’ for… » 6/07/13 7:42am 6/07/13 7:42am

Anonymous Just Took Down NAMBLA's Homepage to Protest Pedophilia Pride…

As you may, hopefully, be unaware, today is Alice Day, a day inspired by Lewis Carroll's debated sexual attraction to Alice In Wonderland's very underage and very real counterpart, when proud pedophiles come together in celebration of their disorder. So it's a beautiful day for a NAMBLA takedown, and Anonymous was… » 4/25/13 2:13pm 4/25/13 2:13pm