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 4/27/15 2:35pm

So Who Shut Down North Korea's Internet?

Just this past Friday, North Korea's already shaky internet access started to crumble. Over the weekend, things just got worse, and by yesterday morning, the country was in a state of total blackout. Considering that the U.S. just officially blamed North Korea for the Sony hack, and that the U.S. asked China for… » 12/23/14 3:50pm 12/23/14 3:50pm

Ello Experiences Its First DDoS Attack (Update)

Ello, the upstart social network that's grown in massive popularity of the past week, is currently down. Whether for maintenance or more nefarious purposes, it isn't outwardly explicit. According to its current status page, the site is investigating the cause but is leaning toward a possible denial of service (DDoS)… » 9/28/14 4:40pm 9/28/14 4:40pm

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

The Hacker Who Isn't Old Enough To Drive But Can Destroy Your Digital…

Fifteen year old kids can be unpredictable. But one fifteen-year-old, a hacker who goes by the moniker Cosmo the God, is downright scary. He's a highly-skilled social engineer who is capable of stealing your digital life right out from under you. And he doesn't even have his drivers' license yet. » 9/11/12 4:20pm 9/11/12 4:20pm