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US indicts 13 suspected Anonymous members for Operation Payback

US indicts 13 suspected Anonymous members for Operation Payback

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...

Monday review - the hot 24 stories of the week

Monday review

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Anonymous hacker @ItsKahuna sentenced to 3 years for hacking police sites

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John Anthony Borell III, aka "@ItsKahuna", admitted to attacking a slew of police sites in an operation that included exposing the personal details of thousands.

Monday review - the hot 17 stories of the week

Monday review

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15 years jail time for Romanian card heist ringleader, 5 for light-fingered company president

15 years jail time for Romanian card heist ringleader, 5 for light-fingered company president

Adrian-Tiberiu Oprea, whose gang targeted hundreds of Subway branches in the US, has been sentenced to a hefty 15 years in jail. Meanwhile a US business exec faces 5 years for stealing company data from his former employers, an Anonymous hacker has been hit with a gagging order, and a gang of phishers has been rounded up in South Africa.

Monday review - the hot 16 stories of the week

Monday review

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Hacker who helped to expose Steubenville attack could face more prison time than rapists

Hacker who helped to expose Steubenville attack could face more prison time than rapists

The convicted rapists are serving at least one year in juvenile jail, while one of the hackers who helped to bring their crimes to light has been subjected to an FBI raid and may face hacking charges that could lead to 10 years in prison.

Monday review - the hot 24 stories of the week

Monday review

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Interview with 'We are Anonymous' author Parmy Olson [PODCAST]

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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.

Opinion: No, the LulzSec hackers weren't noble

Was the LulzSec hacking gang harmless? Perhaps noble, even?

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.

The LulzSec hackers who boasted they were "Gods" await their sentence

The LulzSec hackers who boasted they were "Gods" await their sentence

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.

Monday review - the hot 20 stories of the week

Monday review

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Former Reuters editor Matthew Keys pleads not guilty to giving logins to Anonymous

US indicts 13 suspected Anonymous members for Operation Payback

US federal prosecutors claim that journalist Matthew Keys handed over login credentials for his former employer, Los Angeles Times' parent company, Tribune Company. Keys' defense says it was the work of an imposter.

LulzSec hackers plead guilty, admit attacks on CIA, SOCA, Sony and others

LulzSec hackers plead guilty, admit attacks on CIA, SOCA, Sony and others

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.

Monday review - the hot 21 stories of the week

Monday review - the hot stories of the week

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Reuters journalist who allegedly conspired with Anonymous hackers is suspended

Reuters journalist who allegedly conspired with Anonymous hackers is suspended

A Reuters journalist has been indicted by a US federal grand jury for allegedly handing over the login credentials of his former employer, Los Angeles Times parent company Tribune Co., to Anonymous hackers.

US Federal Reserve confirms it was hacked during the Super Bowl

US Federal Reserve confirms it was hacked during the Super Bowl

An internal Federal Reserve site was hacked on Sunday. The personal details on 4,000 US bankers were exposed.

Hackers play Asteroids on US government websites

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To have one website fall foul of Asteroid-loving hackers may be regarded as a misfortune; but to have two looks like carelessness.

Monday review - the hot 24 stories of the week

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Here's everything we've written in the past seven days.

Anonymous avenges Aaron Swartz - MIT and DoJ websites allegedly hacked

Anonymous is reported to have downed the website of the Massachussets Institute of Technology.

MIT's network is where internet activist Aaron Swartz was charged with leeching millions of academic articles back in 2011. Tragically, Swartz killed himsef last week.