Cyber attack threat against World Cup sponsors

2014-05-31 14:37

The hacker group Anonymous is preparing a cyber attack on corporate sponsors of the World Cup in Brazil to protest the lavish spending on the soccer games, according to a hacker.

Hackers target Israei sites

2013-04-07 15:55

Israel's media is reporting that the country's websites are under cyberattack, but most targeted sites do not appear to have been affected.

Hacking-accused Reuters worker suspended

2013-03-16 11:50

Thomson Reuters has suspended with pay a deputy social media editor for who has been indicted for aiding members of the Anonymous hacking collective, a company spokesperson says.

Anonymous hacker faces more charges

2012-12-08 16:33

A US man linked to the hacker group Anonymous faces new charges tied to an attack on an intelligence firm.

Hackers attack Israeli sites

2012-11-18 14:13

Online activist group Anonymous has said it has downed the websites of dozens of Israeli state agencies and a top bank in protest over the Jewish state's deadly air assault on Gaza.

iPad, iPhone data hacked of 12 million

2012-09-04 17:46

A hacker group has claimed to have obtained personal data from 12 million Apple iPhone and iPad users by breaching an FBI computer.

Hong Kong - Facebook 'hacker' arrested

2012-08-05 17:30

Hong Kong police have arrested a 21-year-old man after he reportedly said on social networking site Facebook that he would hack several government websites.

Not guilty plea in Anonymous hack case

2012-05-14 20:52

A US man pleads not guilty in the hacking case aimed at the worldwide group Anonymous.

Tunisia hackers threaten government

2012-04-18 22:35

Hackers from the Tunisian chapter of the international collective Anonymous have issued a new warning to the government against censoring the internet.

Anonymous 'defaces' Chinese websites

2012-04-05 22:41

The hacking group Anonymous has claimed it has hacked 300 Chinese websites in recent days, including government and commercial sites, in protest at web censorship in the country.

Hackers attack Vatican website again

2012-03-12 19:32

The Vatican website has been hacked for a 2nd time in several days, and hacker group Anonymous is suspected.

Anonymous blocks Peru police site

2012-03-06 09:25

The vigilante internet hackers called Anonymous have blocked the website of Peru's police who fight against computer crime, an official has said.

Hacker - porn site users compromised

2012-02-11 22:24

A pornography site forum has been broken into with the hacker saying more than 350 000 users' data compromised.

Anonymous targets subway website

2011-08-15 08:26

Hacker group Anonymous has begun a cyber attack on the San Francisco subway's online presence in retaliation for the agency's bid to shut down cellphone service.

UK teen activist in court for hacking

2011-08-01 21:12

A teenager believed to be a leading member of the Anonymous and LulzSec online activist groups has appeared in a London court charged with hacking offences.

Nato security hacked - claim

2011-07-21 21:33

The Anonymous hacking group claims to have breached Nato security access restricted material.


Kenya military Twitter account hacked

2014-07-21 21:13

The Kenya military Twitter account has been hacked by a group alleging to be affiliated to Anonymous.

Hacker helped block 300 cyber attacks

2014-05-27 07:37

US prosecutors say a hacker helped thwart 300 cyber attacks, and cripple the Anonymous movement.

North Korea's Twitter account hacked

2013-04-04 19:39

North Korea's Twitter account has been hacked with Anonymous allegedly grabbing North Korea data.

Reuters editor charged for hacking

2013-03-15 08:11

US federal authorities have charged a Reuters social media editor with conspiring with the hacktivist group Anonymous to break into and alter an online Los Angeles Times article.

Israel websites survive attacks

2012-11-20 08:33

A concerted effort of millions of attempts to cripple Israeli websites during the Gaza conflict has failed, Israel's finance minister has said.

US man linked to Anonymous arrested

2012-09-14 08:05

A US man linked to the worldwide hacking group Anonymous has been detained by the FBI over accusations that he threatened a federal agent.

Anonymous claims Australia spy hack

2012-08-10 10:29

Anonymous has claimed to have shut down a computer server belonging to Australia's domestic spy agency.

Olympic hack attacks a danger

2012-07-24 16:28

The Olympic stadium is a target for hackers looking to spread political messages - up to 14 million possible attacks every day.

Cyber-attack shuts UK crime website

2012-05-03 20:33

Hackers have attacked the website of Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency, the latest in a wave of assaults against high profile targets like Nasa, the Vatican and multi-national companies.

Hacker jailed for two years

2012-04-14 09:16

A member of the international computer hacking group Anonymous has been jailed for two years for breaking into the website of Britain's biggest abortion service provider.

Anonymous claims China hack

2012-04-05 10:29

China is struggling to restore several government websites that international hacking group Anonymous has attacked.

'Anonymous' hurt by arrests, hard to kill

2012-03-08 20:28

By turning one of its hackers into an informant and breaking open the "Anonymous" movement, authorities have dealt a serious blow to a group they found a growing irritant.

Interpol arrests 25 'Anonymous' hackers

2012-02-29 07:23

Interpol has arrested 25 suspected members of the "Anonymous" hackers group in a swoop covering more than a dozen cities in Europe and Latin America.

Anonymous denies Facebook attack

2012-01-24 10:44

A Twitter account linked to the hacker group Anonymous has denied that the group had released a video calling on the public to launch a cyber attack on Facebook.

Hacker group declares cyber war on US police

2011-08-06 22:33

A hacker group claims it has "defaced and destroyed" websites at scores of US police agencies in retaliation for the arrest of suspected peers accused of hacking into the CIA, British crime agency Soca, and Sony.

Hackers target Italian cyber cops

2011-07-25 22:09

A group of hackers claims to have accessed documents from Italy's cyber police.

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