The latest batch of Anonymous hacktivists who took part in the 2010 Operation Payback against copyright organizations, law firms, US politicians, and financial and e-payment organizations, has been indicted last week in Virginia.
The websites of antivirus vendors Avira and AVG, as well as that of popular IM service WhatsApp, have been defaced by Palestinian hackers affiliated with Anonymous that go by the name "KDMS Team".
Hackers from the Syrian Electronic Army have managed to hijack, deface and / or make unavailable the websites of The New York Times, Huffington Post UK and one of Twitter domains for image serving (twimg.com).
The Syrian Electronic Army has been busy over the last few days, and has managed both to hijack the official Reuters Twitter account and to compromise personal email accounts of a number of White House staffers.
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