Hacker Group Draws Increased Federal Scrutiny

Sunday, 11 Sep 2011 11:34 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

SAN FRANCISCO — Anonymous is not so anonymous anymore.

The computer hackers, chat room denizens and young people who comprise the loosely affiliated Internet collective have increasingly turned to questionable tactics, drawing the attention of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and other federal investigators.

What was once a small group of pranksters has become a potential national security threat, federal officials say.

The FBI has carried out more than 75 raids and arrested 16 people this year in connection with illegal hacking jobs claimed by Anonymous.

Some members of the group have called for shutting down Facebook in November over privacy issues, although other Anonymous followers are disavowing such an attack — underscoring just how loosely organized the group is and how problematic it is to police.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

California to Appeal Ruling Overturning Teacher Job Protections

Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 08:02 AM

California will appeal a controversial court decision that overturned some job protections for public school teachers an . . .

Death of Man Restrained by NYC Police Ruled a Homicide

Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 07:47 AM

The death of a man who was restrained by police during a drug-fueled outburst was ruled a homicide by the city's medical . . .

Obama on Labor Day: Don't Take Rights for Granted

Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 07:34 AM

President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved