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Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom: ‘I’m no piracy king’

March 1st, 2012

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom on Thursday questioned his accusers’ motives while speaking to The Guardian. “I’m no piracy king,” Dotcom told the paper. “I offered online storage and bandwidth to users and that’s it.” Dotcom was arrested in his New Zealand mansion on January 20th after his notorious Megaupload service was shuttered earlier that week as …

25 ‘Anonymous’ hackers arrested in multinational sting

February 29th, 2012

Interpol on Tuesday announced that 25 suspected members of the hacker group “Anonymous” have been arrested in a raid across Europe and South America. The suspected members ranged in age from 17 to 40 and are accused of planning coordinated cyber-attacks against various government institutions, such as Colombia’s defense ministry and presidential Web sites, Chile’s Endesa …

Seven charged in Dell insider trading case

January 18th, 2012

Seven people have been charged with trading shares of Dell stock based on inside information. Four new arrests were made by the FBI on Wednesday, Reuters said, while three others have already been charged. In total, the group made more than $62 million in profits off of illegal trades in 2008. The defendants named on …

RIM boss in Indonesia faces charges following BlackBerry stampede

December 5th, 2011

Research In Motion’s top executive in Indonesia is facing charges from the government after more than 90 people were hurt when chaos broke out during the launch of RIM’s BlackBerry 9790 in Jakarta. Police confirmed Monday that Andrew Cobham, who has been identified as RIM’s Indonesia CEO by Reuters, will be charged with negligence, which has …

Alleged LulzSec hacker dreamt of a career with the NSA or DoD prior to arrest

September 27th, 2011

Cody Kretsinger, the alleged LulzSec member who was arrested in Arizona last week, was a student at the University of Advancing Technology in Arizona with the dream of one day working in network security for the National Security Agency or the Department of Defense. Krebs on Security noticed Kretsinger was named “Student of the Month” …

No more lulz: FBI arrests LulzSec hackers following nationwide manhunt

September 22nd, 2011

The FBI has arrested at least two alleged members of “LulzSec” and “Anonymous,” FoxNews reported on Thursday. One LulzSec hacker was arrested at a technical school in Phoenix, Arizona and is believed to have been behind the infamous attacks on Sony in late May. A second hacker was arrested in San Francisco and manhunts are ongoing …

Two additional ‘Anonymous’ hackers charged in UK

September 1st, 2011

Two additional members of Anonymous have been charged in the United Kingdom. The hackers were identified by London’s Metropolitan Police as Christopher Jan Weatherhead (20 years old) and Ashley Rhodes (26 years old), and they were both arrested in January of this year, The Wall Street Journal said. According to London’s Metropolitan Police, Weatherhead and …

22-year-old 'Anonymous' hacker arrested in United Kingdom

August 25th, 2011

A 22-year old student allegedly associated with the hacking group “Anonymous” has been arrested and charged in the United Kingdom. Peter David Gibson is charged with “conspiracy to do an unauthorized act in relation to a computer, with intent to impair the operation of any computer or prevent or hinder access to any program or …

'Anonymous' hacker quits, calls group's members hypocrites and its efforts fruitless

August 19th, 2011

An alleged member of the notorious hacker collective “Anonymous” has apparently outed himself and quit. The UK-based hacker, who says his real name is Matthew, operated under the pseudonym “SparkyBlaze” during his time with Anonymous. As to his reasons for leaving the group, he points mainly to LulzSec, the AntiSec movement, and Anonymous’ leadership. “When …