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Security researcher sees rise in hactivism after Radio Free Europe gets knocked out by distributed denial of service attack.
The online hactivist collective had vowed to block online broadcasts of the president's speech over issues not mentioned in his address.
The hactivist group expresses outrage at the FBI following recent arrests and exhorts PayPal users to drop the "corrupt and greedy" service for its actions against WikiLeaks.
Dubbed Operation UnManifest, the hactivist network's latest campaign is aimed at discrediting the manifesto of Anders Behring Breivik, accused of murdering dozens of people in Norway last week.
In an interview published today, a person claiming to belong to the "hactivist" group Anonymous tells CBS News that the organization plans to release all the data it has on NATO.
A "significant" DDoS attack targeted NATO sites but did not affect the integrity of the organization's systems, a spokesperson says.
A UK communications intelligence agency unit used a popular cyberattack method against hacktivist groups, according to documents Edward Snowden supplied to NBC News.
Government says its Web sites have experienced 44 million hacking attempts but only one successful breach.
Besides showing the president's State of the Union speech in real time, the government is also displaying various policy charts, stats, and data on its augmented live stream.
Hacktivist group says it is unhappy that the president will not be addressing issues such as Aaron Swartz, Bradley Manning, and wireless wiretaps.