4 October 2013

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13 Members Of Anonymous Indicted On US Hacking Charges

Thirteen alleged members of the loosely organized hacker collective known as Anonymous were indicted Thursday in connection with a series of online attacks on US companies and trade groups. The indictment unsealed in Alexandria, Virginia, charged the 13 with attacks between September 2010 and January 2011 on the Motion Picture Association of America, Recording Industry Association of America, Visa, Mastercard, Bank of America and others. The defendants were charged with organizing denial of service attacks aimed at shutting down the websites of the targets known as "Operation Payback." The targets were chosen for their stand on piracy and copyright enforcement after the discontinuation of Pirate Bay, and the financial institutions later for ending transactions that allowed funds to be raised for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. [...]



13 members of Anonymous indicted on US hacking charges (via AFP)
Thirteen alleged members of the loosely organized hacker collective known as Anonymous were indicted Thursday in connection with a series of online attacks on US companies and trade groups. The indictment unsealed in Alexandria, Virginia, charged the…





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