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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 Nov. 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 Jul. 5, 2011

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DDoS as dance: Anonymous hits the ballet

A new multimedia ballet, "HackPolitik," fuses jarring, angular movements with electroacoustic music and video projection to interpret the activities of hacker collective Anonymous.

By Nov. 7, 2013

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British spy unit reportedly hit Anonymous with DDoS attacks

A UK communications intelligence agency unit used a popular cyberattack method against hacktivist groups, according to documents Edward Snowden supplied to NBC News.

By Feb. 4, 2014

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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 Dec. 8, 2013

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Ukrainian hackers claim takedown of NATO Web sites

A "significant" DDoS attack targeted NATO sites but did not affect the integrity of the organization's systems, a spokesperson says.

By Mar. 16, 2014

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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 Nov. 15, 2013

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U.S. indicts 13 alleged members of Anonymous in DDoS attacks

Attacks were allegedly part of an anti-copyright campaign called "Operation Payback," which was in retaliation for the 2010 shutdown of The Pirate Bay.

By Oct. 3, 2013

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GhostShell claims breach of 1.6M accounts at FBI, NASA, and more

The hacktivist group says it obtained the records via SQL injection at government sites.

By Dec. 10, 2012