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Italian police raid hackers who took on Vatican

Italian police on Friday arrested four alleged hackers believed to belong to the activist group Anonymous for attacking websites, including those of the Vatican and the parliament in Rome. The four have been placed under house arrest and communications police carried out a dozen raids. They are suspected of launching…

Reuters fires editor accused of aiding ‘Anonymous’ hackers

The news agency Reuters on Monday reportedly fired its deputy social media editor after he was accused of conspiring with the hacker group Anonymous to deface a website owned by his former employer, the Tribune Company. “Just got off the phone. Reuters has fired me, effective today. Our union will…

Reuters editor Matthew Keys charged with aiding ‘Anonymous’ hackers

A Reuters editor has been indicted in a California district court for allegedly conspiring with the hacker group Anonymous to access and alter a web site of the Tribune Company, his former employer. Matthew Keys, 26, the deputy social media editor at the news agency, is accused of supplying Anonymous…

Anonymous says ‘a line was crossed’ with Aaron Swartz and takes down U.S. Sentencing Commission website

Hacking collective threatens to make public classified material Hacktivist group Anonymous said Saturday it had hijacked the website of the US Sentencing Commission in a brazen act of cyber-revenge for the death of internet freedom advocate Aaron Swartz. Swartz killed himself just over two weeks ago as he faced trial…

British interior ministry probes ‘Anonymous’ website attack

LONDON — Britain’s Home Office interior ministry said Saturday it was investigating reports that hacking group Anonymous had attacked its website over the government’s plans to boost Internet surveillance. Visitors to the ministry’s home page were greeted with a message saying the service was unavailable due to a high volume…

‘Anonymous’ says it will hack more Chinese sites

The hacking group Anonymous said Friday it would continue targeting China, after announcing it had hacked hundreds of Chinese websites to protest against Internet censorship in the country. Most of the sites Anonymous China claimed to have hacked were working normally early Friday, although some still carried error messages, among…

‘Anonymous’ member admits hacking UK abortion site

A member of the international computer hacking group Anonymouspleaded guilty in court in Britain on Saturday to breaking into and defacing the website of an abortion service. James Jeffery, 27, said he targeted the site because he disagreed with his sister’s decision to terminate her pregnancy, Westminster Magistrates Court in central London heard. He stole around 10,000 records…

Hacker group Anonymous takes down Vatican website

The hacking group Anonymous took down several Vatican websites on Wednesday, saying it was targeting the “corrupt” Catholic Church, a day after a high-profile bust of the group’s alleged leaders. “Anonymous decided today to besiege your site in response to the doctrine, to the liturgies, to the absurd and anachronistic…

Anonymous blocks Peru’s high-tech police website

LIMA — The vigilante Internet hackers called Anonymous blocked the website of Peru’s police who fight against computer crime, a officials said Monday. The attack Sunday against the Division of Investigations of High-Tech Crimes “restricted access to the website from the outside,” a police source told AFP on condition of…

Hackers dog Los Angeles Police Canine Association

SAN FRANCISCO — Members of hacker group Anonymous took credit Thursday for an online raid of the Los Angeles Police Canine Association and the posting of personal and potentially embarrassing information. “Over the past three weeks, we in the cabin have been targeting law enforcement sites across the United States,”…

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