An editorial: ‘Anonymous’ strikes another blow for pointlessness as they respond with vandalism and theft to the suicide of internet activist and computer scientist Aaron Swartz..
GoDaddy went dark today thanks to an attack by an individual Anonymous hacker. Self-described Anonymous leaders try to distance the cybergang from the event.
Ryan Cleary, the British teenager arrested last year for his involvement with the notorious LulzSec “hacktivist” hacking gang, is back behind bars after breaching his bail conditions. He violated his probation by using the internet, to contact Sabu, leader of LulzSec. What he didn’t know was that Sabu was by this time working for the FBI.
This week, however, the FBI and authorities in the United Kingdom moved in and made arrests, thanks to the former leader of LulzSec, Hector Xavier Monsegur.
In the ongoing train wreck that is the loose international affiliation of black hat hackers known as Anonymous, another 25 suspected members were arrested in an Interpol sweep including countries in Europe and South America. The Interpol web site was knocked offline for a short period afterwards, in protest.
They’re like a bunch of garbagemen, trash-pickers who found a couple of old suits of armor in a dumpster and now think they’re knights … LulzSec “Hacktivists” unmasked.