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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 Jun. 18, 2014

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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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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 Feb. 20, 2013

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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 Mar. 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 Mar. 21, 2012

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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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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 Dec. 12, 2010

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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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New UK cybersecurity training scheme prepares for hackers

Government and business are under constant cyber attack and must learn to "take the hit," says the director of a new cybersecurity training programme.

By Jun. 24, 2014