The Year in Hacking

Hackers embarked on a strange voyage this year, beginning with spectacular, chaotic success, and ending with a whimper. We saw Anonymous nosedive from the most feared hacking force in the world to disorganized bench warmers. The dizzying highs, the stupid lows: here are 2012's greatest hacking hits. » 12/11/12 12:00pm 12/11/12 12:00pm

LulzSec's Topiary Talks About Life After Hacking, Says He Feels More…

Jake Davis—perhaps better known as Topiary, mastermind behind crazy Internet assaults during the summer of 2011—is out on bail with one obvious condition: no Internet. Now, 12 months after his heyday, he's decided to reflect on his experience, and his new Internet-free life, and wrote about it in the Guardian. » 9/09/12 6:00pm 9/09/12 6:00pm

LulzSec Traitor Sabu Was Also a Loud Horrible Neighbor

LulzSec/Anonymous mastermind Hector "Sabu" Monsegur pissed off a lot of people this week after selling out his entire team to the FBI. But there's one more person who hated his guts: the downstairs neighbor who filed a complaint with the city of New York. So just how bad a neighbor was he? Read her email. » 3/08/12 12:48pm 3/08/12 12:48pm

Who Is Sabu? (Updated)

Yesterday, Sabu was a ghost—the spirit of Anonymous, having guided the group through its most powerful and infamous hacks. Now he's Hector Monsegur, a 28-year-old unemployed Puerto Rican father of two from the New York projects—and a snitch. Here's what we know: » 3/06/12 2:13pm 3/06/12 2:13pm

Read the Full LulzSec Indictments Right Here

In what's looking more and more like LulzSec's Waterloo, six top-ranking members of the notorious hacking collective were arrested today. Here, in their entirety, are their full indictments. It's a fed's-eye view of the organization that wreaked unfettered havoc for months last year. » 3/06/12 11:30am 3/06/12 11:30am

Arrested LulzSec Suspect Was Named Student of the Month This Year

Cody Kretsinger, arrested last week for participating in the LulzSec face-smashing of Sony Pictures, was a good kid. Aside from his massively illegal hacking, he was a bright student who just wanted a family and to work for the government. » 9/27/11 11:20am 9/27/11 11:20am