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

Police Caught an Anonymous Hacker by Googling his IRC Name

Christopher Weatherhead, who called himself "Nerdo" on the internet, was convicted of conspiracy to impair the operation of computers last week. But the DDoS attacks he instigated weren't pinned on him after weeks of covert surveillance—instead, all it took was some judicious Googling. » 12/14/12 7:28am 12/14/12 7:28am

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

Anonymous Just Deleted CBS.com and Took Down Universal

Taking a shorter break than their last vacation, Anonymous is back at it already. Reports are coming in that they had completely knocked out CBS.com and are continuing their revenge spree. The CBS takedown wasn't your regular DDoS attack because if you went to CBS.com at the time Anon attacked it, there was nothing… » 1/22/12 1:00pm 1/22/12 1:00pm