Authorities have arrested a man in Wisconsin that has been allegedly connected to the infamous hacking group Anonymous.
Officials say Eric J. Rosol, 37, participated in Anonymous’ take down of Koch Industries’ website during protests in the Wisconsin capital in 2011, including www.kochind.com and www.quiltednorthern.com on February 27 and 28 in 2011.
The hackivists at Anonymous, along with Turkish and other hackers, are claiming they hacked into Israel‘s Mossad spy agency. More specifically, Turkish group Red Hack claims to have stolen the names, locations, phone numbers and email addresses of 30,000 Mossad agents, while Sector 404 launched a distributed denial of service (DDOS) to paralyze Mossad’s Web site. The leaked documents can be found here.
A Reuters deputy social media editor accused of conspiring with hacktivist group Anonymous sent a message to the public via Facebook in an attempt to clear his name.
Last Thursday, Matthew Keys, 26, was indicted in California on charges that he damaged a computer and aided Anonymous' brief defacement of an article posted on The Los Angeles Times website.
As over a thousand Hamas rockets rained down on Israel during Operation Pillar of Defense last November, Israel faced a second front — a major cyber-attack on government and private computers, coordinated by a group called Anonymous. OpIsrael, as the assault was called, saw the rate of attacks by hackers against Israeli sites climb significantly during the week of the war. Messages on Facebook pages and Twitter feeds declared the hackers’ solidarity with the Arabs of Gaza, and condemned Israel for bombing targets in the Strip.
Hackers affiliated with the group “Anonymous” have released 14 gigabytes of information they are tying to Bank of America and a web intelligence firm the bank hired last year to spy on hackers and activists last year, Business Insider reports.
The trove of information is said to include information about Occupy Wall Street activists, who camped out at Dewey Square in Boston's Financial District, among other locations around the country, and directed much of their venom and verbal abuse at Bank of America, the largest bank in Massachusetts.