Far from slowing down, people in several hacking groups waged protests by going after the Web sites of government bodies around the world.
Hackers had a busy year. People identifying themselves with Anonymous launched ain protest of attacks against Gaza; conducted a in apparent protest over charges against Julian Assange; claimed to have stolen 1.7GB of data from the U.S. Justice Department; defaced hundreds of government and commercial ; and targeted Web sites -- just to name a few. AntiSec millions of Apple device IDs from the FBI, a claim the FBI disputed. And a group named Parastoo of the United Nation's International Atomic Energy Agency.
In the dance with authorities, the police got in a few good moves too. Ain his home circulated in September. Former LulzSec hacker "Sabu" was . And a when a picture he posted of his girlfriend gave police clues to his whereabouts.