Security firm Incapsula discovers massive botnet, spans 109 countries worldwide

According to a new report from Incapsula security, a new style of the Spike router malware, dubbed Mr. Black, has been tearing its way through Thailand and Brazil in recent months.
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Citing threats, F.B.I. tells cops to be careful on social media

After the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, the F.B.I. released a warning to police of possible cyber attacks by "hacktivists." Cops were told to limit their social media activities.

Anonymous hacker Sabu gives first public interview since becoming an FBI snitch

Anonymous hacker turned FBI informant Hector Monsegur, AKA Sabu, has given his first public interview since he was outed as a snitch. Sabu revealed details about his arrest, the hacks he carried out, and the lack of online security.

Spies monitored WikiLeaks visitors in real time, Snowden docs show

As part of its surveillance efforts, the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) collected real-time data on visitors to WikiLeaks, which included country of origin, and search terms used to arrive at the website.

British spies cyberattacked Anonymous hackers, Snowden docs reveal

The UK’s spy agency waged cyberattacks against the online chat rooms of Anonymous and LulzSec hacktivists, documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal. And they used computerized “weapons” similar to those used by the hacktivists…

Anonymous hackers plead guilty to 2010 PayPal hack

WikiLeaks releases documents, PayPal suspends their account and Anonymous in turn attacks PayPal in a retaliatory move. The next part of the story? Those hackers just plead guilty to the attacks. Read more here.

LulzSec, Anonymous hacker gets a decade in the slammer

Jeremy Hammond is about to serve a 10 year prison sentence after getting caught hacking into computers owned and operated by Strategic Forecasting, which is a global intelligence firm.

Anonymous using Adobe ColdFusion exploit to attack U.S. government

First the federal sign-up page for Obamacare falters. Now, it turns out that mysterious hacktivist group Anonymous has been penetrating U.S. government computers and networks for almost a year now.

So, did Anonymous cause any mischief on November 5th?

Anonymous has a history of commemorating November 5, regarded by the group as Guy Fawkes Day, raising heck with protests and hacks. So what did they end up doing? Read on to find out.

Will Anonymous do something big today? After all, it’s November 5th…

Today is November 5, a date significant to Anonymous, the mysterious hacker-activist group. Will they pull off something big today? Maybe so, if their official Twitter account tells us anything.

Can you be arrested for sharing a link? Maybe

Journalist and Anonymous sympathizer Barrett Brown is facing 105 years in prison, in part because he shared a link. (He also threatened an FBI agent on YouTube.) Could the same thing happen to you?

Internet free speech: We’re doing it wrong

Cases like the Steubenville rape and the Boston Marathon bombing show that pattern of abuse has developed in the way we exercise our right to free speech on the Web. And if we don't put a stop to it, we might not like the outcome.