Anonymous members have been busy little cyber bees this month - stinging several targets. The hacker collective stepped up its ongoing attack on the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) this week with a single controversial photo. However, not everything is turning up roses for the group. Across the pond, a suspected member was arrested for launching DDoS attacks.
Is the United States federal government going too far in regards to some of the legal actions that have recently been taken against internet activity, and stifling its citizens First Amendment Rights? A growing segment of the population seems to believe so, and is beginning to speak out against the actions in order to bring awareness of the issues and possible long-term implications.
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The United States Department of Justice’s (DOJ) handling of the Wikileaks investigation is drawing criticism not only from Anonymous, a vigilante activist group that has been fighting against censorship involving the leak of US diplomatic cables, but also from an 85 member European Parliament group known as the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe.
Newzbin2 is introducing a new client in an effort to work around the court-ordered website blocking that recently went into effect for the site. Newzbin2 staff isn’t discussing exactly how the new software client works but it appears to get around BT’s website block using a suite of techniques including encryption.
As Sony works to restore its online PlayStation Network to full functionality and win back frustrated customers with free games, a new web-oriented scam completely unrelated to the company's previous run-ins with hackers has been found.
A slew of recent Xbox Live hackings might share a common theme, says a network infrastructure manager. Jason Coutee, who unceremoniously had his online account broken into and $100 worth of Microsoft Points pilfered, believes he's found a possible culprit: Microsoft's own Xbox Live web portal.
Retailers who are in the business of selling used video games could find their doors shuttered in the future, thanks to a Court of Appeals ruling stating that software companies may prohibit customers from reselling products.
A press conference espousing the perceived perils of the controversial PROTECT IP bill hosted by the Internet Society and the Center for Democracy and Technology on Thursday morning in Washington, D.C. has already drawn criticism from the Motion Picture Association of America, which promptly issued a statement arguing that the points of view presented by the event's speakers were flawed.
On behalf of TorrentFreak, the Bittorrent monitoring company scaneye found out that also those companies are guilty of copyright infringement, who claim that they are suffering most from other people copying their content
Researchers examined more than 55,000 torrents shared on Mininova and The Pirate Bay, both major BitTorrent portals, to identify the content publishers and track their file-sharing behavior.
It looks like no one on the internet is immune to foul play, not even hosting company Go Daddy. It was reported today that hundreds of the company's sites were compromised. Visitors coming to those sites from search engines were redirected to a page containing malware.
Another day, another devastating cyber attack on a video game company. Hackers targeted UK publisher Codemasters last week, forcing the company to shut down its official website and several services offered through it. The intrusion affected an unspecified number of people, though Codemasters, who recently released the third installment of its "Dirt" racing franchise, admitted myriad data was compromised.
Ditching the illegal but keeping the free, infamous Swedish torrent depot The Pirate Bay announced on Monday an initiative dubbed "The Promo Bay" to help new and struggling musicians and filmmakers. The ongoing contest will offer the site's own home page to lucky winners.
Three people involved in a camcording operation have been sentenced to jail terms ranging from five months up to four years for their role in the "Burn Central" DVD business.
It looks like the Pentagon is finally starting to take all of this hacking business seriously. At a recent cyber strategy speech the pentagon revealed more about it's plans for dealing with cyberattacks. It seems that the Pentagon wants to protect not only their own servers but also servers owned by banks, transportation groups, utility companies, and other non government groups.

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