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

Anonymous Leaked Account Data for 4,000 Bank Executives on a…

After hacking up government websites last week, and the week before, Anonymous has pulled off another hack to push their agenda of reforming computer crime law in the wake of Aaron Swartz's suicide. This time, they've leaked names, addresses, and other information about over 4,000 bank executives. And they did it all… » 2/04/13 9:33am 2/04/13 9:33am

A New Anonymous Hack Lets You Shoot Up Government Sites with a Nyan…

In the wake of Aaron Swartz's suicide, your friendly neighborhood cyber-vigilantes Anonymous have been lashing out. It's mostly been DDOSes and cyber-vandalism, but their most recent project is a bit more fun, and lets you play Asteroids with a Nyan Cat spaceship that blasts up sites. » 1/28/13 10:07am 1/28/13 10:07am

Anonymous Attacks Department Of Justice Website and Threatens Worse…

Since Aaron Swartz's suicide two weeks ago—an incident largely blamed on the charges being levied against him—the 'net has been grieving. And Anonymous has been doing that in its own special way: tearing shit up. In the latest of several attacks, they took down the U.S. Justice Department's Sentencing Commission site » 1/26/13 2:58pm 1/26/13 2:58pm

Anonymous Hacks MIT in Aaron Swartz's Name

The Internet is dealing with the suicide of gifted programmer and activist Aaron Swartz in a variety of ways—but Anonymous is responding with what it does best. Two of MIT's sites have been hacked into memorials. » 1/13/13 11:42pm 1/13/13 11:42pm