The FBI is declaring victory over Anonymous in a series of statements claiming the hacker collective is no longer able to carry out large, successful operations because most of its “largest players” have been arrested or detained by US law enforcement authorities.
"The movement is still there, and they're still yacking on Twitter and posting things, but you don't hear about these guys coming forward with those large breaches," Austin P. Berglas, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's cyber division, told the Huffington Post.
Anonymous hackers continue to target the Italian government as part of their protests against the installation of a US Navy Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) station in Niscemi, Sicily.
Earlier this week, we learned that the hacktivists leaked emails sent to Italian government officials relating to the MUOS project.
An active-duty Army captain and member of Anonymousspoke with BuzzFeed on condition of anonymity about the prevalence of the “hacktivist” organization within the military and how the U.S. can look forward to plenty more leaks in the future.
The captain said there are many more Anonymous members in the military than one would think, especially at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., “where all the intel people are.”
There are people who I only know as screen names but I have put my career in their hands.” One member tells all.
An active-duty Army captain and member of Anonymous describes how the organization operates, his own involvement in the Arab Spring, how the crackdown on Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden has affected soldiers, and how more leaks are on the way. He has agreed to speak with BuzzFeed on the condition of anonymity.
Several government websites were the target of a massive cyber-attack on the Venezuelan regime on Tuesday and Wednesday (24th).
The group "Anonymous Venezuela" and "Venezuelan hacker" did the attack while in their opinion were fraud in the presidential elections of 14 April and demanded simultaneously the resignation of President Nicolás Maduro.
Some of the web sites (ministries, local authorities and universities) were unavailable for hours.
Recently members of the famous RedHack group collective claimed they had breached into the systems of Turkey's Istanbul Special Provincial Administration (ioi.gov.tr).
They managed to leak over 60,000 documents from Turkey’s Council of Higher Education, exposing numerous instances of corruption in the country’s educational system.
RedHack has published a username and a password to allow others to access the Istanbul Special Provincial Administration’s systems.
Public institutions have been exposed to more than 20,000 cyber attacks a day for the past few weeks, Binali Yıldırım, minister of Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications, said recently.
Turkey's government tried to handle Cyber attacks launched during the past three weeks as the Gezi Park protests rocked the country, but a lack of sufficient manpower well-trained in countering Cyber attacks is the main obstacle for Turkey to properly fight Cyber threats, experts have said.
Anonymous hacked on Thursday the webpage of Athens Court of Appeal.
Hacktivist group Anonymous posted on Wednesday a video on YouTube warning the Greek government of their intention to launch a cyber-attack on state websites beginning on June 15th in retaliation to the shutdown of public broadcaster ERT and the dismissal of more than 2,650 employees.