Why Anonymous might not be so anonymous - TODAY News. The arrests of 21 individuals Tuesday connected with the Anonymous group and other computer hackers suggest that the suite of digital tools that hackers use to obscure their identities is not foolproof and can be cracked with significant sleuthing.
Questions remain about whether the 14 are relatively novice hackers that were easy to track. But often the greater question in solving an Internet attack is not whether a breakthrough can be made, but rather whether it is worth the time and resources needed. Often, perpetrators are caught bragging on online forums. Other are caught making elementary mistakes. But finding and nabbing the top hackers takes time and money. Hackers rally to support WikiLeaks: Top 5 recent attacks More US news from the Christian Science Monitor. Threat Level. Latest Arrests Show Hacktivism Is A Cat And Mouse Game - Parmy Olson - Disruptors. U.S. cyber arrests seen leading to more hackers. By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:29pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI's arrest this week of 16 people who allegedly participated in high-profile cyber attacks is providing a treasure trove of information and will lead to further arrests, a U.S. law enforcement official told Reuters on Thursday.
The crackdown -- on members of the group Anonymous -- was the biggest reaction so far by U.S. authorities to a string of cyber attacks, and was meant to serve as a deterrent to others who may be considering joining the cause. The arrests spanned nine states and the District of Columbia. FBI agents also executed more than 35 search warrants, seizing computers and other records. Some private cybersecurity specialists have questioned whether the raids will have much lasting impact.
Suspected 'Anonymous' member appears in court, pleads not guilty. SAN JOSE, Calif.
(KGO) -- A Bay Area woman caught up in a national internet hacking raid appeared in federal court on Thursday. Tracy Venezuela said off-camera that she is not dangerous and not affiliated with any group, including the infamous "Anonymous" hacking collective. Still, a federal judge ordered her not to use the internet except when communicating with her attorney after Venezuela entered a not guilty plea in court on Thursday. Venezuela is charged with conspiracy and intentional damage to a protected computer. Anonymous Hacker Arrests Include 16-Year-Old Girl and Ex-Resident of Williamsburg: 'Faces of Domestic Terrorism' While the artist lofts on Kent St. in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn were buzzing with police activity this morning, their neighbors at the similar loft spaces on McKibbin St. had an unrelated run-in with the law yesterday.
Alleged Anonymous members arrested in hacker attacks. The Justice Department said 16 individuals across the country have been arrested, all but two of whom are believed to be members of the Internet "hacktivist" group Anonymous.
Federal officials also said police in Britain and the Netherlands arrested five more individuals on charges of hacking into computers. After executing several raids around the U.S. early Tuesday morning, the FBI arrested 14 individuals who were allegedly behind a denial of service attack on PayPal Inc. late last year. Arrests were made in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico and Ohio.
Anonymous claimed to have attacked PayPal in December as part of "Operation Avenge Assange," the FBI said, after the e-commerce company suspended the account of the whistle-blower organization WikiLeaks when it began releasing classified information to the public. Feds arrest 16 in Anonymous hack probe. High performance access to file storage.
"Anonymous" hacking suspect arrested in Colorado. By John IngoldThe Denver Post Posted: 07/19/2011 03:32:00 PM MDT|Updated: 3 years ago A masked demonstrator wearing a mask depicting anti-establishment figure from the movie 'V for Vendetta', protests in front of Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, against the detention in London of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, during a demonstration, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 in this AP file photo.
(AP | EVERT ELZINGA) U.S., British and Dutch police arrest 21 suspects in Anonymous cyber attacks. By BNO News WASHINGTON, D.C.
(BNO NEWS) — Police in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands have arrested a total of 21 suspects in connection with cyber attacks carried out by hacking group Anonymous, officials said on Wednesday. Fourteen suspects were arrested on Tuesday in the United States on charges relating to their alleged involvement in a cyber attack last year on the website of PayPal. They were arrested in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico and Ohio. The attack on PayPal, which allows payments and money transfers through the internet, was in retaliation for PayPal’s decision to close the account belonging to whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks. Sixteen Individuals Arrested in the United States for Alleged Roles in Cyber Attacks. Office of Public Affairs Tuesday, July 19, 2011 Sixteen Individuals Arrested in the United States for Alleged Roles in Cyber Attacks More Than 35 Search Warrants Executed in United States, Five Arrests in Europe as Part of Ongoing Cyber Investigations WASHINGTON - Fourteen individuals were arrested today by FBI agents on charges related to their alleged involvement in a cyber attack on PayPal’s website as part of an action claimed by the group “Anonymous,” announced the Department of Justice and the FBI.
The Government Clampdown on Anonymous for ‘Operation Avenge Assange’ Widely reported yesterday was the arrest of sixteen individuals alleged to be members of the hacktivist group Anonymous, known engaging in cyber operations for political and social reasons.
The FBI raided homes seizing computers and computer-related accessories. The Justice Department claimed fourteen of the individuals had been part of the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on PayPal back in December 2010, when PayPal suspended WikiLeaks’ accounts making it impossible for the organization to receive donations via PayPal. The unsealed indictment accuses each of the various individuals arrested of conspiracy to commit intentional damage to a protected computer and aiding and abetting intentional damage to a protected computer.
The arrests were made possible because a San Jose federal grand jury that had been empanelled for months handed down indictments. Wikileaks: The US Clampdown on Anonym... Wuzanons arrested July 19 2011. North Fort Myers High grad arrested by FBI, charged in cyber attack. Photo by Facebook Scott Matthew Arciszewski of North Fort Myers was arrested on charges of intentional damage to a protected computer. A 21-year-old North Fort Myers man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a cyber attack after authorities say he accessed an FBI-linked cyber security website, uploaded files, and then posted messages about it on Twitter encouraging others to exploit the website. AnonNewsNet: 75 vannings down, over 8,9... AnonNewsNet: #Reddit report from parent... Anthrophobic (Anthrophobic) FBI raided my house with a search warrant today (20 agents, guns drawn) because they seem to believe my 13 year old son was an integral part of the ANON ddos attack on Paypal...... : AskReddit.
/At around 11:00 this morning, I had 4 cars and a van filled with FBI agents pull up to my house, and then invade. I have learned enough from Reddit to ask for a copy of the search warrant, which took them at least half an hour to provide, and it was a "copy" (bad signature, no seals, etc.). They ushered me and my four kids to the couch, and then proceeded to search my house, with guns drawn, and collect all our electonic devices and equipment. AnonymouSabu: ATTN Lawyers: You believe... Anon Indictment. Op_ESR: Hey #FBI why don't you arr... AnonymouSabu: Dedicate sometime today to... Jophus401: Dear government, some of t... Anoncro: #OpFBI #OpFBI #OpFBI #OpFB... Legal Assistance The National Lawyer's Guild has directed me to notify those. BarrettBrownLOL: Legal assistance available...