The group, which has become known as the 'PayPal 14' were arrested in 2011 and charged with taking part in a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against PayPal on 8 December 2010.
They are due to appear before a Federal Court in the US this week, all facing two federal felony charges, which carry a combined maximum sentence of 15 years in jail and a $500,000 (£306,000, €369,000) fine.
A hacker group claiming to be the notorious Anonymous collective has put up a YouTube video promising that it will declare war on the Singapore government if it does not stand down from an internet licensing framework that critics have said restricts freedom of speech.
The video, which surfaced online two days ago, was removed from YouTube just minutes after it went viral on Facebook and Twitter today with over 4,000 shares. The video, however, has been reposted on Facebook, other channels on YouTube, and various video platforms.
Several Qatar-based websites were hacked into and shut down by an online group of cyber criminals supporting Syrian President Bashar Al Assad.
A number of Qatar websites with the domain name .qa were taken offline for several hours, with the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) claiming responsibility.
Some of the websites targeted include government portals, the Ministry of Interior, the Supreme Education Council, facebook.qa, google.com.qa, and several Qatar based new sites.
“Qatar is #down” the SEA tweeted on Saturday.
The European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) at Europol has supported Spanish National Police in arresting two Ukrainian criminals in Madrid who sold cybercriminals access to a huge number of compromised computer servers for anonymising their Internet activities. They are also suspected of laundering the illicit proceeds of police ransomware.
Over the last decade Internet security firms (especially Kaspersky Labs and Symantec) have been increasingly successful at identifying the hacker organizations responsible for some of the large-scale hacker attacks on business and government networks. The latest group to be identified is from China and has been called Hidden Lynx. This group appears to contain 50-100 hackers (as identified by their coding style) and is believed to be largely responsible for a large scale espionage campaign (“Operation Aurora) in 2010 and is still active.
The Syrian Electronic Army has defaced the Marines.com website posting a message to all US marines.
The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has been highly active over the last six months targeting media outlets it believes are reporting untruths about what is happening in Syria. The group, which supports President Bashar al-Assad, last week claimed responsibility for attacks on the New York Times and Twitter - as a result of the group's official Twitter account being suspended.
Chinese hackers have found a quick road to developing cyberattacks. They wait for companies to patch their software, then create hacking software using information from the patch.
The newly-created hacking software can then be used to automatically hack computers and systems that failed to update.
Cybersecurity company TrendLabs observed this process in real time. It observed a group of Chinese hackers take a security patch, build an automated hacking tool, and then begin launching attacks.