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hacktivists

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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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Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail targeted by fake app

Hacktivists create a fake version of the app for new Jay-Z album Magna Carta Holy Grail to comment on government surveillance.

By July 5, 2013

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Pepper-spraying cop now getting the full Internet treatment

Hacktivists target UC Davis policeman Lt. John Pike; meanwhile, Amazon reviewers gush with feeling about pepper spray.

By November 22, 2011