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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.
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Second LulzSec hacker charged with Sony breach

A second Lulzsec member has been charged with last year's hack of Sony Pictures Europe's website, facing up to 15 years in prison.
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LulzSec hacker pleads guilty to some hacks, denies sharing info

Ryan Cleary, the 20 year old Briton accused of masterminding hacks against the Pentagon, CIA and Fox News, has appeared in court in the UK and plead guilty to charges against him - but not all of the charges.
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LulzSec Suspect May Escape Extradition to the US

LulzSec suspect Ryan Cleary may escape extradition to face justice in the US, despite Tuesday's indictment by a federal grand jury, but only because the UK already has him in jail awaiting trial there on exactly the same charges.
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LulzSec: US charges Brit Ryan Cleary over Sony and Fox hacks

A federal grand jury in the US this week indicted a British man on charges relating to computer attacks carried out in 2011 by hacking collective LulzSec. If found guilty, he could face up to 25 years in jail.
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Rise of the hacktivist: Activists now outsteal the thieves

A new report on data breaches finds that hacktivists, not traditional cybercriminals, nabbed 58 percent of stolen data in 2011. Is this a sea-change in attacks, and what does it mean for everyday technology users?
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FBI: LulzSec leader ‘Sabu’ faces up to 124 years in prison

Hector Xavier Monsegur, known as "Sabu," may have betrayed his fellow hackers to the FBI — but he still faces a maximum sentence of 124 years in prison.
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LulzSec leader Sabu turns traitor, gives up alleged members to FBI

The FBI has reportedly beheaded infamous hacker group LulzSec thanks to the group's leader, Hector "Sabu" Monsegur, who turned informant after his arrest last summer.
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Digital Trends looks back on 2011

Check out the technology headlines that stuck with our editorial staff this year.
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Anonymous says it breached SpecialForces.com

Members of Anonymous say they gathered thousands of passwords and credit card records from SpecialForces.com months ago...but only mention it now to celebrate the holidays.
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Video: Anonymous announces global plans

Another new message from Anonymous announces plans to spread the group's movement.
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FBI arrests Anonymous and LulzSec suspects

Two men suspected to be involved with the Anonymous and LulzSec collectives have been taken into custody as search warrants continue to be issued.
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Scotland Yard nabs two hackers who posed as 16 year-old ‘Kayla’

More hackers have been caught this week thanks to an international police effort to crackdown on hacktivism. Scotland Yard has apprehended two men they believe are connected to the notorious hactivist groups LulzSec and Anonymous. The two…
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Nokia developer network hacked for personal information

Nokia's developer network has been compromised, with members' personal information falling into attackers' hands.
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Anonymous hackers deface Syria’s Ministry of Defense website

Anonymous members have hacked the website of Syria's Ministry of Defense, and replaced the official homepage with images of citizen unrest and brutality by authorities.
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AntiSec hackers release data from over 50 law enforcement agencies

Potentially placing the lives of police informants in danger, the group of hackers known as AntiSec released a large amount of private data allegedly obtained from law enforcement agencies.
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US gov’t building hacker army for cyber war

As the global cyber war heats up to unprecedented levels, the US goverment's national security complex is attempting to build up an army of "cyber warriors" to help fend off enemies. But will hackers take a job with The Man?
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Alleged LulzSec hacker ‘Topiary’ named, charged with cybercrimes

The 18-year-old police say acted as spokesman for hacktivist group LulzSec has been charged with a variety of crimes related to the group's cyberattacks.