We imagine that one of the hardest parts about being an ‘Anonymous’ hacker is remaining anonymous. We’re not talking about shielding your identity from authorities, as they seem to have that pretty wrapped up, we mean not bragging to folks that you’re one of the masterminds behind the mayhem. Seems a few hackers struggle with just that – like Anonymous hacker, John Anthony Borell III. He got sloppy on Twitter and now he’s in a world of trouble for it.
A group calling itself "Raise Your Voice" hacked into 15 Lebanese government websites on Tuesday, demanding an improvement in living standards and an end to widespread electricity and water shortages.
Lebanon's economy has grown strongly in recent years but that growth has failed to translate into improvements in basic public services and infrastructure. Many people blame corruption and political wrangling for poor services and high prices.
Hackers are ramping up their attacks against Tibetan activists and are using increasingly sophisticated techniques to deliver malware, according to researchers from security firms FireEye and Trend Micro.
During the last couple of months, there have been reports from several security vendors about targeted attacks that distributed malware designed to steal confidential information from people or organizations supporting the Tibetan cause.
A teenager arrested over claims hackers accessed Scotland Yard's anti-terror hotline is to be questioned by detectives for a second night.
A 17-year-old arrested in the West Midlands has been transferred to London but a 16-year-old was released on bail. Hackers Team Poison posted recordings online to YouTube, which apparently show them speaking to the hotline, and officers discussing operations.
The leader of the hacking group TeamPoison ('TeaMp0isoN') is a pretty old hand when it comes to carving up government security systems. He is, he says, 17 years old.
Known as Trick (or, more correctly, 'TriCk'), his group has hacked the United Nations, Nato, Facebook, the English Defence League, a personal email account linked to a former staff member of Tony Blair and other major organisations and governments.