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hacktivist

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FBI arrests alleged NullCrew hacktivist on federal charges

After several corporations and universities were targeted in cyberattacks, the US government arrests Timothy French for allegedly posting thousands of people's usernames and passwords online.

By June 18, 2014

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White House warns of dangers posed by WikiLeaks, LulzSec, other 'hacktivists'

New Obama administration strategy says organizations such as WikiLeaks and hacking group LulzSec may conduct "economic espionage against U.S. companies."

By February 20, 2013

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Prominent figures voice support for hacktivist Jeremy Hammond

As the computer programmer faces sentencing for the massive Stratfor hack, which revealed 200GB of government agency and private corporation data, thousands of supporters applaud his motives.

By November 5, 2013

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LulzSec hacker defends 'hacktivist' movement in interview

A member of now-disbanded hacking outfit LulzSec has defended the group's actions in an interview with the New Scientist, saying that it forced corporations to review their security.

By July 5, 2011

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Hacktivists claim takedown of Chicago police Web site

Anonymous group AntiS3curityOPS says action is in retaliation for alleged police brutality committed during protests against NATO summit.

By May 20, 2012

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Old-time hacktivists: Anonymous, you've crossed the line

Despite shared concerns, pioneers in the movement say the methods of a newer generation abridge free speech and hurt the cause.

By March 30, 2012

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Verizon: Hacktivists stole 100 million+ records in 2011

Hacktivists emerge as a big threat in 2011, targeting large organizations and stealing more records than financially motivated criminals, report finds.

By March 21, 2012

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Study: Anonymous hacktivists not very anonymous

Research from the University of Twente suggests that many of the members of Anonymous, the hacktivists who attacked PayPal and other sites that have constrained WikiLeaks' activities, are easily identifiable.

By December 12, 2010

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Anonymous hackers plead guilty to 2010 PayPal cyberattack

The hacktivist group claimed responsibility for the attack, which was in retaliation for PayPal's refusal to process payments for WikiLeaks.

By December 8, 2013

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Anonymous hacker Jeremy Hammond gets 10 years in prison

The self-described "hacktivist" receives the maximum sentence for his role in the massive 2011 Stratfor hack.

By November 15, 2013