A Dallas man who acted as a spokesman for the underground group Anonymous and had been charged with trafficking in data, including credit card numbers, agreed to plead guilty to being an accessory after the fact to computer hacking.
The U.S. charged six alleged members of Anonymous, LulzSec and other hacking groups with trying to break into computers used by News Corp.’s Fox Broadcasting, security firm HBGary Inc. and foreign governments including Yemen.
Hector Xavier Monsegur, a hacker with the group Anonymous cooperating in a U.S. probe, won’t face prosecution on charges including attempted drug- dealing and illegal gun possesion, according to a plea deal.
Spanish police arrested three suspected members of the online hacking group Anonymous, which has taken credit for carrying out cyber-attacks on governments and companies including Sony Corp. and MasterCard Inc.
Sony Corp . was subpoenaed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over data breaches of its PlayStation Network and Sony Online unit, and representations made to customers, a person familiar with the probe said.
Sony Corp. , maker of the PlayStation 3 video-game console, defended its decision to wait six days to warn customers about an attack on its online entertainment networks last month that exposed their personal information.