New Obama administration strategy says organizations such as WikiLeaks and hacking group LulzSec may conduct "economic espionage against U.S. companies."
Anonymous group AntiS3curityOPS says action is in retaliation for alleged police brutality committed during protests against NATO summit.
Despite shared concerns, pioneers in the movement say the methods of a newer generation abridge free speech and hurt the cause.
Hacktivists emerge as a big threat in 2011, targeting large organizations and stealing more records than financially motivated criminals, report finds.
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.
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Amid an atmosphere of increasing government mistrust, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's classic phone booth to get Defcon hackers to direct dial Congress shows it's not easy to get computer geeks to pick up the phone.
A new multimedia ballet, "HackPolitik," fuses jarring, angular movements with electroacoustic music and video projection to interpret the activities of hacker collective Anonymous.
The hacking collective knocks the Bank of Jerusalem offline and attacks the site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Anonymous claims nearly 700 sites have been affected.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper presents his yearly congressional report on security threats facing the nation. Cyberattacks appear for the first time -- and get top billing.