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.
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.
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…
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.
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.