Late on January 10, the hacktivism entity Anonymous hacked and defaced MIT letting the institution know Anonymous will not forget the tragic suicide of hacker Aaron Swartz.
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If you think hacktivists are a problem now, just wait. The tools are becoming increasingly easy to use, and the hacktivists increasingly stupid — making everyone a target.
IBM's Michael Montecillo talks through good-guy hackers, click fraud, and his views on the profile of hacktivism, following the arrest of key Anonymous and LulzSec members.
Former journalist and commentator Barret Brown, who has worked with Anonymous for about a year and a half, discusses Anonymous' position in the wake of revelations that Sabu, a core member and informal leader of the offshoot hacking group LulzSec, had become an FBI informant.
Businesses are not taking Anonymous and hacktivism seriously enough, according to an FBI special agent.The youth of alleged Anonymous hackers, who are often teenagers or in their early twenties, has lead a number of businesses to dismiss the hacking group without taking into account the ramifications of a successful hack, FBI cyber-investigator Eric Strom told the RSA Conference 2012 in San Francisco on Wednesday.
We're pawns in this new game of Internet attack one-upmanship. You know it won't end well. But we watch anyway as we realize that our security procedures have been a joke for years.