Operation Payback was first launched in support of file-sharing sites but evolved to back WikiLeaks and to retaliate against the companies that shut down processing of the site's financial support. All participants had to do was to click a link, download the tool, and launch an attack...
Four young Englishmen who went on an Anonymous rampage back in 2010 weren't as anonymous as they might have hoped.
They were traced, identified and arrested...now two of them are on their not-so-anonymous way to prison.
Researchers at Cambridge University are warning that a issue common to ATMs and point-of-sale terminals could enable attackers to clone secure EMV Chip and PIN cards.
Over 10 million credit cards may have been stolen by criminals who compromised a credit card processing company last month. Read on to find out what happened and what actions you may wish to take to protect yourself.
MasterCard's website was knocked offline following what appears to be a WikiLeaks-inspired internet attack by hacktivists against it.
Once again, a denial-of-service attack is a hactivist's best friend - but don't forget they're illegal.
Principal SophosLabs researcher Vanja Svajcer investigates tools used in DDoS attacks coordinated by AnonOps group against major payment processing sites such as Visa, MasterCard and PayPal.
Operation Payback hackers have claimed to have brought down Mastercard's website, according to several news reports. The timing makes the rather strong suggestion that this action was in response to Mastercard cutting off Wikileaks' funding earlier this week.