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 still … » 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…

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

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

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