Anonymous is attacking Swedish government servers, including police services, in retaliation for the shutdown of the The Pirate Bay, a bit torrent aggregator. The attacks, mostly denial-of-service efforts, have been most recently aimed at the Swedish police. The main site, polisen.se, is currently live.
A man from Wisconsin was sentenced for participating in a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack by hacker group Anonymous on a Kansas company. Rosol, who pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of accessing a protected computer, was sentenced to two years of federal probation and ordered to pay US$183,000 in restitution, the Department of Justice said in a statement.
I'm not what you'd call a political activist by any stretch but I have to admit I'm pretty impressed by this
Anonymous Helps Researchers Link Hackers To Chinese Army
Good for them. I've been getting pretty pi**ed off lately about these reports of constant cyber attacks originating from China and now the mid-east against government and business networks in democratic nations.
Bitcoin is undergoing a classic correction after quintupling in price over the past 30 days. The currency, which was trading as high as $265 earlier today on Mt. Gox, plummeted and is now trading at around $150.
We’ve reached out to one of the biggest exchanges, Mt. Gox, to see what happened.