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‘Anonymous’ takes down UK Copyright Service website

The decentralized community of hacktivists known as “Anonymous” knocked the website of the UK Copyright Service offline on Thursday. The copyright protection agency, known internationally as Copyright Witness, was targeted by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack as part of an online campaign named “Operation Payback.” DDoS attacks flood…

HBGary chief tech officer: ‘Anonymous’ members are criminals and pseudo-journalists

The chief technology officer of the data security firm HBGary described the collective of hacktivists named ‘Anonymous’ as a small group of criminal hackers who “use the media as a tool.” “They are not at all what people think they are,” HBGary CTO Greg Hoglund told Robert Lemos of CSO…