US prosecutors have postponed the sentencing of "Sabu" - real name Hector Xavier Monsegur – who led the LulzSec hacking crew during the summer of 2011 while working as a double agent for the FBI.
Monsegur was due to appear at a Manhattan federal court on Friday for sentencing on ten counts of hacking, one of bank fraud, and one of identity theft, which together carried a maximum penalty of 124 years.
How did security firm Mandiant put names to two previously unknown Chinese hackers who, it says, steal American corporate secrets for the Chinese government? With a little inadvertent help from Anonymous.
A whopping 600,000 accounts appear to have been stolen in an Anonymous-affiliated hack of Walla!, Isreal's eighth most frequented website.
Hackers dumped email addresses, password MD5 hashes and salts across 93 Pastebin posts. Walla! has not confirmed the breach.
Anonymous failed to disrupt the White House's online video stream of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday night.
Obama speech was streamed live from the White House's website as well as YouTube. Neither stream appeared to experience serious problems during Obama's speech. The group also vowed to "hijack" a Twitter stream with the #sotu hashtag, Twitter did not appear to be disrupted, either.
The Los Angeles Police Department is denying claims by online hacker group Anonymous that it had attacked and brought down the department's website. "Anonymous Operation USA | Target: DOWN | http://www.LAPDonline.org | #Anonymous #OpUSA #FTP #Revolution," the group tweeted.
But LAPD Sgt. Frank Preciado was quick to refute the group's claims. "No they didn't," he told the Los Angeles Times.