North Korean Propaganda Website Hacked, Apparently by Anonymous

Uriminzokkiri.com, the North Korean propaganda site, was hacked, it seems. As of posting, it is impossible to access the site. It's gone dark. » 4/04/13 6:30am 4/04/13 6:30am

At Least One Member Of Anonymous Wants To Take Down Zynga

Some people don't like Zynga very much. In the wake of news last week that the FarmVille makers laid off 5% of their worldwide staff (around 150 people), some people really don't like Zynga very much. » 10/29/12 12:00pm 10/29/12 12:00pm

Anonymous Claims PSN Hack Affecting 10 Million Accounts [Update: It's a…

Anonymous claims it broke into the PlayStation Network and has a 50 gigabyte database of email accounts and their passwords. Ten million accounts "are at risk," says the hacker involved. The passwords appear to be encrypted, and many of the accounts published in this document appear to be from northern Europe. This… » 8/15/12 1:53pm 8/15/12 1:53pm

Japan Pokes Fun at Anonymous

Last month, internet collective Anonymous (or a group claiming the Anonymous moniker) launched Operation Japan, which was designed to protest the country's strict copyright law. In the wake of the operation, several Japanese governmental sites were hit. However, there appears to have been a snafu—a blunder, if you… » 7/02/12 5:00am 7/02/12 5:00am

Japanese Ministry Unsure If It Was Cyber-Attacked by Anonymous

This week, hacker-activist collective Anonymous allegedly attacked a number of Japanese government sites, such as the Finance Ministry's site and the Supreme Court's site, among others.


New, strict Japanese copyright law that could imprison people for illegally downloading copyrighted content incited the attack. » 6/28/12 6:30am 6/28/12 6:30am

How One Hacker Unintentionally Triggered one of the Biggest Data Thefts…

George "geohot" Hotz found himself with overnight notoriety when, in 2007 at the age of seventeen, he successfully unlocked an iPhone — the first known to do so, bragging about it online. » 4/30/12 6:00pm 4/30/12 6:00pm

Anonymous Deletes CBS, Universal Sites; is Xbox Live Next?

Anonymous continues to lash out following the seizure of Megaupload and the jailing of its founder, having momentarily deleted both CBS.com and UniversalMusic.com. Xbox Live has been threatened, but is that credible? » 1/22/12 3:00pm 1/22/12 3:00pm

Now Anonymous Has Hacked The Secret World — Nevermind, False Alarm

Sorry, I see a guy in a modern-day setting wearing a white face mask and jump to conclusions. Still, the conspiracy-laden Earth of The Secret World seems like a great place for Anonymous to hang out, doesn't it? » 8/17/11 10:00pm 8/17/11 10:00pm

Troll Faces and Empty Jackets Populate This Animated Look At the Hacker…

Next Media Animation's army of computer graphic animators churned out a story today neatly encapsulating the week's escalating hacker wars. » 6/16/11 12:20pm 6/16/11 12:20pm

Roving Hackers "LulzSec" Take Down Minecraft, Escapist Magaine, and EVE…

According to their Twitter updates, LulzSec has launched DDoS attacks—either on purpose or as a side effect of a mass hack attempt—that has taken down EVE Online, Escapist magazine, and Minecraft, proving conclusively that they hate everyone equally. » 6/14/11 2:20pm 6/14/11 2:20pm

Turkish Cops Arrest 32 Suspected Anonymous Members

After Spanish cops arrested a trio of suspected Anonymous members, the Turkish police now say it has arrested 32 suspected Anonymous members, including eight minors. No word yet if they were involved in the PSN hacks. [The Guardian] » 6/14/11 4:00am 6/14/11 4:00am

After PSN Hack Arrest, Spanish Police's Website Knocked Offline

On Friday, Spanish police arrested three in the PSN hacks. According to the BBC, this Sunday Anonymous knocked the website for Spain's national police offline with a denial of service attack. [BBC] » 6/13/11 8:20am 6/13/11 8:20am

Some of the PS3 Hackers May be Turning On Themselves

It's believed that members of Anonymous, a group of hackers and activists, are behind the attacks on the PlayStation Network. While the group's "leaders" have dismissed these claims, the fact they're seen as "leaders" at all may have become a bit of a problem. » 5/10/11 3:30am 5/10/11 3:30am

Report: Hackers Say Anonymous Likely Behind Sony Attacks

Two long-time members of hacker group Anonymous tell the Financial Times that members of the loosely organized entity are likely behind the hacking attack on Sony, despite the group's official denials. » 5/06/11 3:00pm 5/06/11 3:00pm

Report: New York State Subpoenas Sony Over Breach

The New York Attorney General subpoenaed Sony over the data breach of its Playstation and Sony Online Entertainment networks, Bloomberg reports. » 5/05/11 7:30am 5/05/11 7:30am

Despite Reports, No Arrest Yet in Playstation Network Outage

No arrests have been made connected to the Playstation outage, Kotaku has confirmed, despite a story making the rounds that claims FBI and others have issues warrants and made arrests. » 4/25/11 1:30pm 4/25/11 1:30pm

Is The Entire PlayStation Network Down? [Update]

Can you log onto the PlayStation Network via your PS3 console at the moment? We can't, and we're getting reports plenty of other people can't either. » 4/21/11 1:31am 4/21/11 1:31am

So How Was That Anonymous Sony Protest?

Over the weekend, Anonymous held in-person protests at Sony stores. The idea was for the Guy Fawkes mask-wearing members of the group to go into Sony's shops and pass out fliers. How did it go? Well, the weekend came and went. » 4/18/11 4:00am 4/18/11 4:00am

Hacker's Fight With Sony Is Over, But Not For Anonymous

Sony and George Hotz, the hacker who jailbroke the PS3, reached a settlement that ends Sony's multizillion dollar claim against the 21-year-old rapper provided he never screws with their stuff ever again. End of controversy, right? Well, someone failed to clear this with Anonymous, self-appointed sheriff of Internet… » 4/13/11 10:00pm 4/13/11 10:00pm