The hacktivists are striking back. After Hector Xavier Monsegur — better known as "Sabu," the leader of LulzSec — was outed as an FBI informant after last year's string of Web terror, Anonymous is now taking back control of the group, declaring its return on April 1.
If you piss off the hacktivists at Anonymous, one thing you can be sure of is that they're going to find a way to hit back. So when the U.S. Department of Justice closed down Megaupload.com on Thursday, it didn't take long for Anonymous to respond.
Missed the news that Anonymous was planning to purge the entire Internet of the New York Stock Exchange on October 10? Well, it might not even happen, as the cyber threat might just be a fake.
September 24 will be known as the "Day of Vengeance," or so hacktivist group Anonymous is declaring. "Peaceful protests" will be held across the U.S. with other "cyber liberation groups" that'll rain cyber attacks on Wall Street, corrupt banks and the New York Police Department.
The hacktivists keep making the headlines. Despite the alleged Topiary arrest, Anonymous has been quite busy over the last few days. After stealing and releasing 10GB of confidential police data from across the U.S., Anonymous (or parts of it, see our update within) has publicly declared its next target: Facebook.
After getting banned from Google's new Google+ social network, the hacker collective known as Anonymous went and built their own social network: AnonPlus. That was two days ago! In an ironic twist, the hackers who have been hacking everybody and everything, well, got hacked themselves.
Anonymous, the loose collective of hackers, activists, and troublemakers were prohibited from making a news group on Google+. So they're gonna build their own social network. So much for being anonymous?