It’s not just hackers who launch denial-of-service attacks. Sometimes law enforcement agencies do it too.
The United Kingdom is the first Western government known to have conducted such an attack, leaked documents reveal.
If someone had a criminal record for hacking, should they be considered for recruitment by a country’s cyber defence forces?
The infamous LulzSec hacker Topiary is free, but has been given some restrictions on what he can and cannot do on his computer.
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.
BREAKING NEWS: Members of the notorious LulzSec hacking gang have been sentenced at Southwark Crown Court in London.
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.
Hackers are threatening to wreak revenge on the authorities if members of the LulzSec gang receive tough sentences in a London courtroom today.
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.
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.
A teenage boy from Chester has been charged by British police in connection with a series of internet attacks by the Anonymous hacktivist group.
Meanwhile, another hacking suspect is denied access.. to his girlfriend.
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.