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Anonymous attacks agri-giant Monsanto, leaking information on 2,500 employees


Anonymous continues hacking their perceived adversaries, this time targeting Monsanto over lawsuits the agri-giant has filed against dairy farmers. 2,500 people's names, addresses, emails and phone numbers disclosed.

Anonymous responds after suspected hacktivists arrested in Italy and Switzerland

12-year-old Canadian boy admits to hacking police and government sites for Anonymous

Anonymous downplays significance of police action in Italy and Switzerland against alleged hacktivists.

Spanish police arrest Anonymous hacking suspects

Spanish police arrest Anonymous hacking suspects

Spanish police have arrested three men, suspected of being members of the notorious Anonymous online protest group.

Westboro Baptist Church and Anonymous come to internet blows


Anonymous supporters have launched a DDoS attack against Westboro Baptist Church, the group famous for picketing military funerals with anti-gay signs.

Did Anonymous 'spokesperson' rickroll The Alyona Show?


An Anonymous "source", interviewed by a TV news programme, appears to be no stranger to internet memes when discussing arrests in the USA and UK.

FBI executes search warrants on 40 "anonymous" WikiLeaks defenders


The FBI today executed more than 40 search warrants against "anonymous" DDoS attackers, believed to have been acting in response to WikiLeaks censorship.

Met Police arrest five in Anonymous DDoS attacks probe

Met Police arrest five in Anonymous DDoS attacks probe

A dawn raid by UK computer crime cops investigating WikiLeaks-related DDoS attacks results in the arrest of five people, aged 15-26.

Egypt versus the internet - Anonymous hackers launch DDoS attack


Hackers are bombarding official websites in Egypt with a DDoS attack, hot on the heels of similarly politically-motivated attacks against websites belonging to the governments of Tunisia and Zimbabwe.

Pro-WikiLeaks hackers bring down Tunisian government websites

Pro-WikiLeaks hackers bring down Tunisian government websites

The official government website of Tunisia, and that belonging to the Tunisian President, are brought down in a co-ordinated denial-of-service attack.

Pro-WikiLeaks hackers attack Zimbabwe government websites

Pro-WikiLeaks hackers attack Zimbabwe government websites

Hacktivists have struck a blow against the regime in Zimbabwe - attacking a number of government websites in support of newspapers who published secret cables in the ongoing WikiLeaks saga.

Second Dutch teenager arrested for WikiLeaks-related DDoS attacks

Second Dutch teenager arrested for WikiLeaks-related DDoS attacks

Dutch authorities say they have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with denial-of-service attacks against police and prosecutor websites in the country.

Dutch police website attacked after arrest of suspected hacker

Dutch police hit by DDoS attack

Just a day after Dutch police arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with Wikileaks-related denial-of-service attacks, websites belonging to the Netherlands computer crime cops and prosecutors have been struck with a similar assault.

Dutch boy arrested for WikiLeaks-related DDoS attacks on Mastercard and PayPal

Dutch boy arrested

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in the Netherlands by computer crime authorities in connection with the recent high profile distributed denial-of-service attacks.

Are DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks against the law?

Are DDoS attacks against the law?

Is it sensible to volunteer to be part of a distributed denial-of-service attack? Learn first about the legality, and the other DDoSers who may have gone before you, and ended up in jail.

Hacker toolkits attracting volunteers to defend WikiLeaks

Low Orbit Ion Cannon

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.

MasterCard, Visa, Paypal and 4chan - The furor of WikiLeaks unleashed


4chan have launched extended attacks against companies who have prevented WikiLeaks from distributing their content and receiving funding. Is civil disobedience appropriate in defense of WikiLeaks?

Hackers bring down Mastercard site for cutting off WikiLeaks


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.