Saying "a line was crossed" with the treatment of tech activist Aaron Swartz, the group hacks a government site related to the justice system and distributes encrypted files it says it will decrypt unless demands are met.
The Pirate Bay is back up, a someone who claims to be a former member of Anonymous takes responsibility for the DDoS attack.
With the DefCon hacking conference set to begin in Las Vegas next week, hacking group/movement/"idea" Anonymous is touting its own "social network," a site with the Googly moniker Anon+.
Largest content delivery network says it has right servers, server design, and the know-how to help sites fend off DDoS attacks.
Online activists say attacking a tool they use is not part of their plan and they point to lone rogue Anon.
The backlash against the SOPA and PIPA anti-copyright bills continues, with major sites going dark, feds shutting down MegaUpload, and Anon retaliating. We talk about these related and developing stories with CNET reporters Declan McCullagh, Elinor Mills, and Greg Sandoval.
The backlash against the SOPA and PIPA anti-copyright bills continues. Major sites took themselves offline. The U.S. government shut down MegaUpload. Anon launched a successful attack against government Web sites. All of these events are related, and the stories are still developing. That's what we're talking about today, with CNET experts Declan McCullagh, Greg Sandoval, and Elinor Mills.
So far the Church of Scientology has yet to respond to the accusations and attacks; group calling itself Anon post videos to YouTube.
The social network revives its developer conference to help app makers boost their bottom lines and give members more control over their information.