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.
Hacking seems to be everywhere right now. It's big news. The BBC got hacked on Twitter. Yahoo's email system got attacked by spammers. Even behemoths Apple and Facebook have felt the sting of hackers' digital dabblings.
Who are the humans behind the hacking? Well, sometimes it's organised criminals. Sometimes it's political activists. Occasionally it's government-sponsored attacks.
A major cyberattack against a European spam tracking company this past week appears to have originated from a gang of Russian hackers, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
Spamhaus, a Geneva-based spam tracking firm, had been the target of a massive distributed-denial-of-service attack, where at one point traffic flowing to the site reached levels of 300 Gbps.
A US teenager has been arrested and charged with hacking into the phones of at least eight children and posting naked images to child pornography sites.
Michael William Cook, 17, of Acworth, Georgia was arrested on eight counts of cruelty to children and one count of sexually exploiting children. According to Cobb County Police Sgt. Dana Pierce, Cook was arrested at Harrison High School and is accused of posting photos of his victims, one of whom is as young as 14, to child pornography websites between November 2012 and January 2013.