Episode #109 of our popular Chet Chat podcast series is out.
Chet and Duck are back with their almost entirely reverent opinions on the latest computer security issues.
In this podcast Chester interviews Parmy Olson author of "We are Anonymous" about her thoughts on LulzSec, their sentencing and the Anonymous movement. Parmy also shares some of her thoughts on Firefox OS and other developments from Mobile World Congress 2013.
Graham Cluley argues that it's not cool, or funny, to hack into companies, expose the private information of members of the general public, and to launch denial of service attacks.
LulzSec are about to be sentenced, which will tell us what the judge thinks.
But why not tell us what you think, right here, right now?
Four members of the notorious LulzSec hacking gang, who attacked websites belonging to the likes of the CIA, the NHS and the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), are due to be sentenced by the UK authorities.
Southwark Crown Court in London has heard that three members of the LulzSec hacking gang have chosen to plead guilty to charges that they launched distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against a series of organisations including the CIA and the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency.
A former member of the LulzSec hacking gang has admitted to attacking the Sony Pictures website, and stealing the personal information of thousands of innocent individuals.
Hackers claim to have stolen a database of 12,367,232 Apple device IDs, and personal information such as full names, cellphone numbers, addresses and zipcodes belonging to iPhone and iPad users.
And where do they claim they stole this information? From an FBI laptop... via a Java vulnerability.
Raynaldo Rivera, suspected of hacking into computer systems belonging to Sony Pictures, and stealing the personal information and passwords of thousands of innocent internet users, has been arrested by the FBI.
Hector Monsegur, the notorious hacker known as "Sabu," once railed against the establishment. Now he owes his freedom to the good graces of federal authorities, who successfully lobbied for a six month extension on his sentencing.
Jake Davis and Ryan Cleary have entered guilty pleas to some of the charges against them related to LulzSec attacks on high profile websites last year.
The sorry saga of Ryan Cleary, now 20 years old and an alleged hacker from the group LulzSec, continues to unfold.
Arrested in the UK, charged, released and then re-arrested, Cleary now faces federal hacking charges in the USA as well.
The UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) has confirmed that its website has suffered a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, effectively preventing internet users from reaching it.
Two teenagers have been arrested following a series of prank calls and DoS (denial-of-service) attacks launched against the Anti-Terrorist Hotline.
Ryan Cleary breached his bail agreement by using the internet..
.. to contact LulzSec leader Sabu (who just happened to be secretly working for the FBI).