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FBI arrests 16 in ‘Anonymous’ hacker crackdown

WASHINGTON — US authorities Tuesday arrested 16 people for cyber crimes including 14 over an online attack on the PayPal website claimed by the hacking group “Anonymous,” the Department of Justice (DoJ) said. The US indictment against the 14 hackers alleges the denial of service (DDoS) attacks on PayPal were…

‘Anonymous’ launches social networking website AnonPlus

SAN FRANCISCO — Infamous hacker group Anonymous launched Monday its own social network after being rejected by Google’s freshly-launched online community. “Today we welcome you to begin anew,” the hacker alliance said at the website anonplus.com, which it described as a platform to distribute information. “Welcome to the Revolution –…

‘Anonymous’ members protest Bohemian Grove retreat a day early

Members of the hacktivist collective “Anonymous” showed up on the wrong day to protest the annual Bohemian Grove retreat in Monte Rio, California, according to The Daily. The Press Democrat reported that around 45 people gathered outside the front gate of the 2,700-acre campground on Wednesday, arriving early in the…

Anonymous threatens ‘explosive’ releases from intelligence community

Update (below): Anonymous releases 90,000 military emails and passwords A Twitter account purported to be run by a hacker who helped found the infamous LulzSec group claimed Monday that “Anonymous” would release “literally explosive” information this week, ostensibly taken from intelligence contractors. While it was impossible to verify if the…

Orlando police take message from Anonymous as threat against mayor

An apparent message from a hacker with protest group “Anonymous” was taken by police as a direct threat against the mayor of Orlando and an investigation has been launched, according to published reports. Police made the announcement after a photo of the mayor’s home was found hanging from a street…

PandaLabs: LulzSec, Anonymous caused ‘widespread mayhem’

SAN FRANCISCO — Hackers infected computers, derailed websites, and plundered networks in a memorably miserable quarter, according to a report released Wednesday by Internet security firm PandaLabs. Hacking groups Lulz Security and Anonymous caused “widespread mayhem” during the three months ending June 30, and malicious software “spread substantially,” according to…

Italian police raid suspected ‘Anonymous’ hackers: report

ROME — Italian police Tuesday detained 15 suspected members of an international hackers cabal called “Anonymous” blamed for several major online attacks, an Italian newspaper reported. The suspected hackers, including five minors, were picked up by police, questioned and later released, while authorities also seized dozens of computers, the Italian…

Exclusive: After arrests, Orlando activists feed homeless at City Hall

A group of Orlando activists with the organization Food Not Bombs figured out a clever way to avoid arrest while still feeding the city’s homeless population on public grounds: host their event at City Hall. Members of the group had previously been arrested during a food sharing event at the…

Hacker allegedly breaches Florida voting database

Voters concerned about the reliability of electronic voting may now have another reason to worry. A hacker known as Abhaxas claimed Saturday to have released data from one of Florida’s internal voting databases. “Who believes voting isn’t tampered with?” Abhaxas asked Twitter followers. Data in the file uploaded to Pastbin…

‘Anonymous’ hacks Apple, publishes data

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The Internet vigilante hacker group Anonymous claimed to have broken into an Apple Inc server and published a small number of usernames and passwords for one of the U.S. technology company’s websites. Anonymous said on Sunday via its account on microblogging site Twitter that Apple could…

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