Remember last year? The hacking group Lizard Squad, best known for online pranks and targeting gaming networks, took down PlayStation and Xbox on Christmas Day. Now, it's threatening to do the same this year, and the hackers have help.
Elements of the hacktivist collective Anonymous are taking on the Islamic State on social media Friday using memes, gags, and pictures of goats in the collective's latest strike against the terrorist group.
An analysis from a University of Copenhagen graduate student suggests the online-phenomenon-turned-protest movement is more globally connected on the Web than previously thought.
A study shows that the media regards the online collective as 'pranksters' even though its various elements take part in social action and political causes.
While the Guy Fawkes masks associated with Anonymous are seen at youthful protests around the world, the hacktivist collective is far from being a unified global movement.
Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter have all taken a harder line against so-called revenge porn. But many experts are calling for a more robust technological solution to scrub it from the Web.
Anonymous is targeting the online tech publication for bringing aboard hacker-turned-FBI informant Hector “Sabu” Monsegur.
The hacktivist collective Anonymous has gone through a significant evolution – shifting from Internet pranksters to prominent global activists. Gabriella Coleman explains the often misunderstood Anonymous phenomenon in her book, “Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous.”
The so-called unofficial spokesman of Anonymous was sentenced in Dallas on Thursday for linking to stolen documents. His supporters say he was punished for doing his job as a reporter writing about hackers.
Best known among gamers, Lizard Squad is both despised and revered for their seemingly random assaults on the video game world. They've claimed attacks on Call of Duty, Xbox, and Sony Playstation.
Privacy advocates working to expose cellphone surveillance by law enforcement point to a recording of a Chicago officer as the 'smoking gun' that reveals police are monitoring activists.
The hacktivist collective aimed a digital attack at Mexico that took down and defaced at least eight websites in response to the government's handling of the abduction and possible murder of 43 trainee teachers.
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