Anonymous hackers – working under the flag of AntiSec – have targeted a US defense contractor, stealing and publishing thousands of emails and documents.
A database belonging to the BART Police Officers Association appears to have been hacked, and the names, postal and email addresses of officers posted online.
With Syria in crisis after the authorities cracked down with deadly force against anti-government protests, visitors to the Syrian military department’s website have been greeted with the Anonymous logo and images of dead protesters.
The Metropolitan Police have taken the unusual step of using Twitter to send a message to anyone considering supporting internet attacks against companies and governments.
The warning comes days after the arrest of an alleged hacker suspected of being the spokesperson of Anonymous and LulzSec.
Jake Davis, the man suspected of being the Anonymous spokesman “Topiary”, has appeared in a London court.
Jake Davis, 18, from Shetland has been named as the suspected hacker Topiary by British police.
He will appear in court tomorrow.
Watch videos of Anonymous spokesman Topiary and Daniel Akerman Sandberg and decide for yourself if they’re the same person.
Theories spread across the net that LulzSec may be having the last laugh over the arrest of the alleged hacker “Topiary” yesterday.
So, did the police arrest the right man or not?
An 18-year old man, believed to be “Topiary” of the LulzSec hacktivist gang, has been arrested by British police in the Shetland Islands, under suspicion of launching hacking attacks against a number of websites.
Anonymous is claiming to have got its hands on 8GB of “secret documents” from CNAIPIC, Italy’s cybercrime unit charged with defending the country’s critical IT infrastructure.
Turkish hackers deface AnonPlus’s webpage with an image of a dog wearing a suit, mocking the more normal Anonymous logo.
Computer crime authorities will be hoping that they have struck a significant blow against the Anonymous and LulzSec hacking groups, following a series of raids and arrests on both sides of the Atlantic.
Homes in Long Island and Brooklyn, New York, are raided by FBI agents searching for evidence related to a series of denial of service attacks.
Will Anonymous create its own social network to give a platform for the oppressed to communicate with the rest of the world?
Anonymous downplays significance of police action in Italy and Switzerland against alleged hacktivists.
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.