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Barrett Brown Went to Prison Again for Talking to Me

The Anonymous journalist was arrested for speaking with Motherboard and spent three days in prison before being released Monday afternoon.
Ben Makuch
5.1.17
The Hacks We Can't See
The Hacks We Can't See

British Spies Used a URL Shortener to Honeypot Arab Spring Dissidents

A shadowy GCHQ unit used several Twitter accounts to try to influence protests in Iran and across the region since 2009.
Mustafa Al-Bassam
7.29.16
News
News

A 15-Year-Old Boy Was Just Arrested in Connection with the TalkTalk Hack

The teen was taken into custody in Northern Ireland.
Kari Paul
10.26.15
News
News

LulzSec Revival Hacker Claims Responsibility for TalkTalk Hack

“We did it #ForTheLulz,” the hacker said.
Kari Paul
10.24.15
News
News

The Trial of Matthew Keys, the Journalist Who Allegedly Aided Anonymous, Begins

Matthew Keys allegedly used his old employee login to deface news articles. He now stands trial for charges under the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act.
Sarah Jeong
9.29.15
power
power

I Spent a Day Learning How to Hack Alongside Wall Street's Financial Consultants

The best way to keep yourself safe from hackers is to learn how to hack yourself.
Jason Koebler
4.29.15
Culture
Culture

A Hacker Built a Dark Net Version of the FBI Tip Line

It's a proof of concept that shows how the agency could use Tor.
Daniel Stuckey
11.11.14
Features
Features

​How an FBI Informant Ordered the Hack of British Tabloid 'The Sun'

Never-before-published FBI records and exclusive interviews detail how the informant rallied other hackers to attack various News Corp. interests, including The Sun, at a time that the FBI has said it watch watching Monsegur's every move.
Daniel Stuckey and Andrew Blake
10.14.14
power
power

After 7 Months in Jail, LulzSec Hacker Hector 'Sabu' Monsegur Walks Free

The lenient sentencing took place in the same courtroom where Jeremy Hammond received his 10-year prison sentence.
Daniel Stuckey
5.27.14
power
power

Former LulzSec Hacker Sabu Will Finally Get Sentenced, After Years of Delays

Court documents reveal why Hector Xavier Monsegur’s sentencing kept getting delayed.
Fruzsina Eordogh
5.26.14
Date
Date

FBI Hacker-Informant Sabu's Sentencing Has Been Delayed for the Seventh Time

The hacker turned informant keeps getting his day in court delayed, perhaps because the FBI isn't finished with him.
Daniel Stuckey
5.8.14
Features
Features

How Criminal Hackers Turn Legit

Three former cybercriminals talk about making money, going to jail, and staying on the straight and narrow.
Thomas Brewster
3.4.14