Anonymous has released its own operating system, full-to-the-brim with hacking tools. It’s based on Ubuntu, but would you trust an OS from a hacking group? Surely that’s just going to instantly turn you into a botnet drone?
James Jeffery, 27, from Wednesbury in the West Midlands, lived a double life where he was known as Pablo Escobar on Twitter and threatened to reveal the names and addresses of around 10,000 women who'd registered with an abortion advice site.
LulzSec/Anonymous mastermind Hector "Sabu" Monsegur pissed off a lot of people this week after selling out his entire team to the FBI. But there's one more person who hated his guts: the downstairs neighbour who filed a complaint with the city of New York. So just how bad a neighbour was he?
Looks like Anonymous has been lashing out after its betrayal by Sabu, venting its anger on the heads of the Catholic church. The Italian branch of the wounded-but-not-dead hacking group took down the Vatican site and put up a long list of crimes and misdeeds the church was responsible for throughout history.
Yesterday, Sabu was a ghost—the spirit of Anonymous, having guided the group through its most powerful and infamous hacks. Now he's Hector Monsegnur, a 28-year-old unemployed guy from the New York projects—and a snitch.
We know the FBI pressured LulzSec leader Sabu into giving up vital info one some of the most active hackers in his collective. But how does Anonymous feel after this most recent, and hugely significant, turn of events?
In what's looking more and more like LulzSec's Waterloo, six top-ranking members of the notorious hacking collective were arrested today. Here, in their entirety, are their full indictments. It's a fed's-eye view of the organisation that wreaked unfettered havoc for months last year.