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MEDIA SPECIAL: Journalist Survey

What do our industry’s leading journalists think is the best and worst parts of their job? What’s the best ‘jolly’they’ve been on? And how do they cope with pressures from publishers? To kick-start our bi-annual media special, MCV surveyed over 50 games media stars with anonymity promised to them in …

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LulzSec spokesperson arrested

The Metropolitan Police has arrested an 18-year-old man believed to be the spokesperson of hacking groups LulzSec and Anonymous. The man – known as ‘Topiary’ – was tracked by the police’s e-crime unit and has been transported from an address in the Shetland Islands to London.He was arrested under section …

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Anonymous targets NATO, News International

Hacktivist group Anonymous says it has successfully hacked both NATO and News International, obtaining key News of the World information in the process. However, it has now reneged on an earlier promise to post internal News International emails the groups claimed to have stolen. "We think, actually we may not …

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Anonymous to launch its own social network

Online vigilante collective Anonymous has revealed surprise plans to launch its own, censorship-free social network. The move comes after members of the group were blocked from accessing the new Google+ network. Many also had their Gmail addresses frozen. Called AnonPlus, the network will allow all members to – surprise surprise …

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15 new Anonymous suspects arrested

Following a string of 33 separate raids across Italy and Switzerland last night, 15 suspected members of hacking group Anonymous have been arrested. Ars Technica reports that 14 suspects have been detained in Italy and one, who is known as ‘Phre’ and described as a ‘leader’ of the group, in …

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Anonymous hacks Apple server

Internet hacker group Anonymous has claimed it has unlawfully obtained information from an Apple web server. The collective released data online via its Twitter page containing the usernames and passwords of 27 customers from one of Apple’s servers. The group also hinted at a bigger attack on the tech giant …

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LulzSec lives on… through Anonymous

Anonymous, the hacking group that started off the wave of cyber terror that has dogged the headlines this year, has signalled its intentions to pick up from where the abandoned LulzSec movement left off. LulzSec announced at the weekend that its 50 day digital assault was over. However, speaking via …

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Hacker suspect charged by MET

The Metropolitan Police has charged a hacker it arrested earlier this week with five offences under the Criminal Law Act and Computer Misuse Act. As previously reported by MCV, the 19 year-old Essex teenager in question is indeed Ryan Cleary. He is accused of constructing and distributing bots designed to …

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LulzSec defiant after MET raid, denies Census attack

Just minutes after news broke of an arrest in Essex believed to be linked with hacker group LulzSec, the group has denied that the man in question has any link to the collective. "Seems the glorious leader of LulzSec got arrested, it’s all over now," it said via Twitter. "Wait… …

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Anonymous stops Sony attacks

An unsurprisingly anonymous member of hacker community Anonymous has stated that the collective has stopped its attack on Sony. Amazingly, the reason for the decision was what is described as the "selfish" reaction to the attacks on PSN. "We are no longer attacking Sony, there is nothing more to gained …

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