Hackers are back: Anonymous bring on "Military Meltdown Monday"

We knew they wouldn't stay quiet for long.. Anonymous have been accused of stealing data from US military contractors Booz Allen Hamilton - and then posting it on PirateBay. 90,000 e-mail addresses plus passwords, logins and other information were taken and posted on the public site. Anonymous claim that the theft -termed Military Meltdown Monday…

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Anna LeachHackers are back: Anonymous bring on "Military Meltdown Monday"

LulzSec Goodbye message set to an MGMT song: Claim hacks were done "to selflessly entertain others"

LulzSec signed off from the internet with some of the fine-flown rhetoric we've come to love and expect and someone has set their resignation note to an MGMT song and recorded it on Youtube. Uploaded today, the video. It's from a user called MusicWavesMan who has previously posted a range of anti-government videos, videos about…

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Anna LeachLulzSec Goodbye message set to an MGMT song: Claim hacks were done "to selflessly entertain others"

Cleary's targets: The record industry and the British police

The record industry and the police seemed to be what really got Ryan Cleary angry. The 19 year old hacker from Essex has just been charged with hacking the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency and the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. The police say he launched a DDoS attack on the International Federation of…

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Anna LeachCleary's targets: The record industry and the British police

Hero to the hackers, mental nerd to the tabloids: Ryan Cleary is a symbol of our times

Mark Zuckerberg was named Time's Man of the Year in 2010, but sometimes those lonely nerds stuck in their bedrooms do stuff that's dangerous as well as powerful. Papers have piled in to call 19 year-old Ryan Cleary a geek, and section him off as a weirdo. See the Mail's report which delved into Cleary's…

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Anna LeachHero to the hackers, mental nerd to the tabloids: Ryan Cleary is a symbol of our times

Ryan Cleary's bedroom & why you should never put tinfoil over your windows

Question: Why shouldn't you put tinfoil over your windows? Answer: because it makes you look mental. Especially after Scotland Yard arrest you for hacking multinational companies. A photo of 19 year old hacker Ryan Cleary's bedroom has just been released. Key features include the covered up window, the air conditioner, a picture of two naked…

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Anna LeachRyan Cleary's bedroom & why you should never put tinfoil over your windows

FBI's carpet-bombing approach to LulzSec takes multiple sites off the internet

Sounds like the FBI have been pulling server space right, left and centre in their attempt to clear LulzSec off the internet. That includes wiping out servers that they suspect might have Lulz or Anonymous material on them. The only problem is that genuine companies are hosted on these servers too and they're getting taken…

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Anna LeachFBI's carpet-bombing approach to LulzSec takes multiple sites off the internet

How important was Ryan Cleary in LulzSec?

Some papers report him as a ring leader, LulzSec say he just hosted a few chatrooms and their website encyclopediadramatica.ch on his server. But the real danger for LulzSec in Ryan's arrest will be the details that the FBI comb out of his computers and the information that he coughs up under questioning. That could…

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Anna LeachHow important was Ryan Cleary in LulzSec?

19 year old Brit arrested for hacking – Ryan Cleary – has been in hacker feuds before

The 19 year old Essex boy who has been arrested by the British police on the request of the FBI has been embroiled in hacker feuds before. Ryan Cleary of Wickford Essex has been taken into a London police station for questioning about cyber crime. The police will want to talk about the huge hack…

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Anna Leach19 year old Brit arrested for hacking – Ryan Cleary – has been in hacker feuds before