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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.
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.