Law and Order
Four individuals accused of being members of Anonymous and participating in “Operation Tango Down” have been arrested in Italy.
According to AFP, the four are being accused of various attacks in Italy, including a DDoS against the Vatican and the parliamentary Website.
The Postal Police – responsible for enforcement of communications law – carried out 12 raids across Italy, according to this report in Gazetta del Sud.
Operators of two alleged tech support scams that charged consumers hundreds of dollars to supposedly fix their computers have settled charges from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
Mikael Marczak, doing business as Virtual PC Solutions, and Sanjay Agarwalla were among the subjects of six complaints the FTC filed against alleged tech support scams last September.
Peter Sunde, one of four cofounders of notorious BitTorrent search site The Pirate Bay, says he plans to run in next year's European Parliament elections, despite his impending incarceration for copyright violation.
Sunde, along with partners Carl Lundström, Frederik Neij, and Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, were convicted of "accessory to breaching copyright laws" by a Swedish court in 2009.
Apple CEO Tim Cook will reportedly give testimony to the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation pertaining to how the company deals with taxes, a much debated topic as Apple is thought to have about $100 billion in offshore funds.
While it was known that the Senate would be holding a hearing next week Tuesday, POLITICO is reporting that Cook himself will be present to give testimony, possibly answering questions in the same vein as those answered by representatives from Microsoft and HP.
A US man was sent to prison on Monday for orchestrating a hacker-powered scam to pump up stock prices and then dump inflated shares, raking in millions of dollars.
Christopher Rad, a 44-year-old Texas resident, was described by prosecutors as the organizer of a worldwide conspiracy to cash in by using an army of virus-infected computers to manipulate stock prices.